I have, in my possession an iPod mini. A while ago, while browsing around, the thing locked up. The buttons would not respond, and it wasn't playing any music. The "Hold" switch wasn't the problem, as it had been unlocked the whole time. I had to let it run itself out of batteries and it's charging now. I hope it comes back to life. The reason I'm not writing the event off as a fluke, is because the demo model at the Best Buy was also locked up. It confused the salesmen as well. Is this a trend?