Hi So 2 months ago I upgraded my 80gb Video to 240gb and everything went perfectly fine for the time being. Due to a situation, The last couple of weeks I had to use a Windows 8 laptop to sync new music, the laptop had only USB 3 ports. The problem is that I simply couldn't eject the iPod no matter what because it was "used by another program". I googled the entire problem and it seems other people also couldn't eject their iPods on a Windows8+USB3 combo. I literally tried everything, I turned of the antivirus on that machine, I tried to find what program would constantly use the iPod. Nada So I started to unplug without eject. I did it for around 10 times in a week and then the iPod started to show problems. At first, it would take around 10-15 seconds to finally play a song, then it wouldn't turn on and so on. Reseting it (menu+select) was helping it after the 4th time but the iPod would only work fine for around 30 minutes. All of these happened when I had around 80gb of music on it and 7800 items. I checked the iPod for bad sectors, nothing came out. I restored the ipod, put only 7gbs of music but the problem was the same. I used dskchk, I even used the iPod diagnostic tools (select+play) and it didn't find any reallocated sectors. Basically every scan says the HD is just fine. I want to know if you guys what else I can test ? Would this be a motherboard issue ? I jus don't want to spend another 130$ on a new HD and find that it wasn't the issue.