Hi everyone, Once again I turn to MR to help me out. I hope someone can, I've searched the forums and feel like I've tried everything from apple's support site. So I have a 4th gen ipod photo 20gb. It hadn't been synced to any computer for about a year now (long story having to do with my ibook being stolen a year back). Recently I connected it to my new MBP to update. The plan was to have everything on the ipod be erased and replaced with the new library. When I did connect, the ipod was erased and itunes began downloading the files, starting with the podcasts. But it never got past the first podcast and just kinda froze. Since then I've been trying to connect to iTunes and I get the dreaded Unknown Error 1418 It does not restore at all, giving me a message about the iPod being corrupt. So next I tried it on my Windows laptop to see if I could reformat or something. Went through everything on this site (http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=304508) including updating the .dll files and updating/reinstalling the drivers. Nothing. I don't know what else to do. The ipod is way past its one year warranty so I can't really go to apple. If anyone has suggestions, it would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks for reading the message at least!