Hello, My 3g iPod is about 2 months old, and I didn't purchase AppleCare for it. I haven't gotten my Cram/Jam rebate back yet, either. Over the past three weeks it's been acting funnier and funnier. First of all, it's very slow to turn on, especially if it hasn't been used for a day or two. I have to wiggle the hold switch until it responds. (And this isn't just me being impatient at it--it's really not responding.) When I'm listening to it, I really have to shove the hold switch over to get it off. And if I sort of (gently) wave it back and forth, I can hear some piece rattling around inside. I'm really careful with the thing--Keep it in my pocket or in a padded compartment in my backpack or laptop case. No dropping/throwing. I'm thinking the hold switch issue could be a manufacturer defect--is this possible? What are my chances of getting it traded/fixed without AppleCare?