ive been hawking here for a while. its chock full of info. thank you everyone. i have a few questions. my 3g has been awesome so far. i love it. recently the volume on it has been cut in half at least. i can barely hear the ringer and the ipod sounds really distorted. ive tried sound check, restore, basically everything. the speaker looks pretty clean in there, i thought it could have been dirty, but not to my sight. i even tried blasting it with compressed air. no dice. any thoughts??? my plan is to bring it into apple this weekend, but here is the catch. literally the first day i got it (little over two weeks ago) i dropped it on my kitchen floor and there is a tiny mark/scratch on one of the bottom corners. it has worked Perfectly until the past few days, so i doubt the issue came from the drop over two weeks ago, but i guess i could be wrong. do you think apple is going to say thats the reason? any thoughts would be appreciated. thanks everyone.