Here's my situation: 160gb iPod classic has been collecting dust for over a year (maybe two?) now. It was acting very strangely, began skipping over songs and would not restore (error 1492). However, iTunes still recognizes it and so far it's syncing my music well. I bought a new computer so i've done the 'erase and sync' function. My library is quite large at almost 20,000 songs so I will be syncing it in chunks. I've done the diagnostic test on the iPod itself and it shows over 2,000 reallocs on the hard drive which means it's obviously beginning to fail, but it's still somehow clinging to life. I haven't tried to use Disk Utility on it yet but I do recall it failed the last time I tried, whenever that was. My question is: I finally have enough money to get a new classic, should I just buy a new one or see if this one will revive itself? Will the battery be totally dead by now? I can't even remember when I got it but it's probably about 4 years old by now. Thanks for any suggestions.. i've had terrible luck with these things in the past but I need the capacity. Do you think it's worth it to give this one another go?