Last night my iPod 4g 20gb gave up the ghost It froze every couple of days for 2 weeks before this and the HD had started making the tell tale sounds of failure. However, I'm still upset that it broke. I'm gonna have to buy a new one (I guess I'll wait for the new ones) but this means that now I'm tethered to my PC at work (put some music on a DVD this morning) and I'll have to hear all the inane chatter on the train going home. Theres no real pouint to this thread except to express how reliant I was on my iPod. I never realised until it was gone.