Alright MR, can you help me? My 4G iPod just stopped working. It was working just fine, but it sat on my desk for a while. I turned it on, and the battery died instantly, so I plugged it in on Sunday. I went to use it yesterday for a bike ride, and it didn't work... at all. It keeps trying to start itself up (So I see the "Apple" screen.), but then after a few seconds, the "Folder w/Exclamation Point" shows up. I try a hard reset (Menu + Select buttons) and then I get the "Sad iPod" icon. I have tried all of the suggestions offered by Apple's help section: Charge iPod Plug it in, and use the "Restore" function in the iPod Updater Force iPod into Disk Mode and try "Restore" function All to no avail. Upon attempting a "Restore", it fails because it can't mount the iPod. Only after entering Disk mode will it show up in Disk Utility, which shows no partition data. All efforts to mount, "Restore", erase, and re-partition the iPod fail. Is there anything that I can do without resorting to service?