I have an 8gb first gen iPod touch. I tried putting it into restore mode by holding the wake/sleep and home buttons. Then I connected it and tried restoring it through itunes. Itunes began downloading the latest software version (2.2.1 i think). It started extracting and installing the software but then an error came up saying the restore failed. Now when I try turning it on, I get the picture telling me to connect it to itunes. However, when I do that the picture remains and itunes doesn't detect my ipod touch anymore. In fact the computer doesn't seem to find it either. I went to My Computer and it can't be found by the computer. However, I know it is connected since the computer makes a sound when hardware is detected or removed.