Okay, I've searched back a few pages here and on the apple site, but have yet to see answers for my exact problem. I hope someone has the answer or can point me to the answer. As of right now the battery of my mini is dead and currently being charged. So, I get the battery symbol that is not animated on the screen. Previous to this whenever I would turn my Ipod on I would get the apple and then that would turn into the Ipod with a sad face and then turn off. Now that I am charging my Ipod it switches to all three at random intervals. Apple. Sad face. Battery. It waits awhile with only the battery showing then switches again. Accoording to the apple site to cure the sad face I am supposed to restore the Ipod. I am fine with that, everything is backed up. Yet how am I supposed to to restore it when my computer won't read the Ipod and all the symbols keep switching on me? I only purchased the Ipod in June, so I know I can send it back I was just hoping this was a problem I could fix. Thank you!