Hello, My cousin is in town for Thanksgiving and he brought with him a brand new iPod Video. For the time he was here we tried to sync it with my Powerbook and put my itunes and photos and videos on it because he had hardly anything on it. I think there's something wrong with his iPod though. 1) It lags a lot between menus. Games are almost implayable because of the lag, and it is just overall not very responsive. I've had many iPods in the past and have never seen such a lag. 2) He says the battery goes dead real fast. 3) Here's the biggest problem. When syncing, it will sync a few songs no problem, then it will stop, even though iTunes says it is still syncing. It will just stay it's syncing a particular song. If you hit the X and try and stop syncing, it continues to do the same thing. Hitting eject triggers the beach ball and iTunes locks up. It won't even force quit. The only way to quit iTunes is to unplug the iPod from the USB port! This has happened countless times. Does the same thing everytime. I tried manual syncing and it does the same thing. adds the first album or two, then shows and explamation next to the rest of the songs. Those songs are displayed on the iPod, but they don't play. Somehow I managed to transfer my photo library. I tried adding all my video podcasts, and they appeared to transfer fine, but after trying to play them on the iPod, there were no video files visible. I think I'm going to have to completely reformat the hard drive. But it's a 50MB d/l and I'm on dial up where I'm am right now. Just very wierd and annoying. Anyone have any ideas/solutions? Is this a common problem? Thanks for any help! I don't know what else to do.