My ipod hasn't been able to sync lately I know it's not water damage. I tried restore, turning it off & onn I even bought another apple cord but that didn't work I tried to sync on my macbook and my vaio neither worked It was able to charge with an off-brand usb cord that only charges, but now it won't even do that When I turn it off and plug in an usb cord it starts up, but then doesn't charge or sync, just starts up. Does it sound like a software issue? And will it be covered by Apple if I take it to the genius bar, I still have 6 months on the standard warranty Also since I got my ipod if I leave the apple brand mic & headphones plugged it every once in a while it starts playing on it's own. It's problematic when I take my ipod to school and if I forget to unplug it and it goes off i;m screwed.