I didn't have 4 hours to do the full reset that deletes everything on the iPod. I started it but right away shut the iPod down holding the top button and home button hoping that it would either stop the reset or damage all the data on the iPod. I tried to turn it back on and it gave me the picture showing that it needs to be connected to the computer: Does this mean it has to be connected to my computer in order to restore it and get any info off of it? I wouldn't worry but it was bought from costco rather than the apple store and I'm not sure how they do their returns for iPods and who could access it. I had my emails set up on there and facebook logged in etc. I'm going to change the passwords but can the old emails still be seen and or anything like that I should keep an eye on? on a side note, how much battery charge comes on a new iPod? Mine was almost fully charged and I don't remember that being the case with the 1st one.