My 1G Shuffle died today afternoon (on third day of use). It was working perfectly with latested Update (2005-10-12) and latest iTunes. I was trying to copy file of around 70 MB straight from Windows Explorer - suddenly ZZzzZZ##**, Explorer hung and my Shuffle died. Updater no longer detects it. iTunes no longer detects it. It shows as drive in Windows but nothing is possible. I have tried all the steps mentioned in Apple (restarting iPosService.exe, reinstalling iTunes completely) but to no avail. Green and Orange led burns in succession telling me there is error. When I have it plugged, it is charging. That's all it does. I've tried with fresh installation of iPod Updates and iTunes on three other PCs but my Shuffle behaves similar. Good bye to my Shuffle. The sad thing is - it was air shipped by my wife as an anniversary gift. It stayed with me for mere 3 days.