Sad news to broadcast: My trusty iPod classic - 160 GB that is all of seven years old (maybe eight...) seems to have died a death tonight. Some hours ago, I was listening to Dire Straits, and the iPod was performing as faultlessly as usual. Then, I put it aside to make an international phone call to my brother. Upon taking it up, I noticed........nothing. Dead screen, no lights, sounds, signs of life. Just an inert lump of metal. This is what I regard as a real tragedy, no less, for this iPod has travelled the world - quite literally - with me. Mourn with me. And - if at all possible - advise me on how this wonderful device might yet be resurrected...... Ah: An update: After some online consultation, I pressed both the "menu" button and the central button simultaneously, which effected a resurrection - for now. Nevertheless, thoughts and comments welcome.