I would be grateful for suggestions and/or advice. My old iPod classic (80GB bought in 2009) refused to play any music last night; although it will still synchronise music, I had noticed that it has been becoming increasingly sluggish when responding to commands, and that there has been an increasingly noticeable time lag between command and execution. In any case, I bought another iPod classic, a 160GB, and it synched beautifully this evening, but, inexplicably, nothing happens (and there is no movement towards playing) when I press 'play'; any thoughts, or suggestions as to 1) what might be causing this, and 2) how to remedy it? As always, my grateful thanks in advance to anyone who takes the time and trouble to respond. Actually, the problem has just gotten worse: the stupid thing is frozen. Further Edit: Thank the divinities for the tool of internet research; A forced shut down (pressing 'Menu & the centre control simultaneously) forces a shut down; the device reboots, and now plays ..both of them. Hence, we can now mark this 'Resolved'.