ever since 2.0.2, my ipod has been sitting on my desk like a brick, since it was continuously in restore mode. I would plug it in, go through the restore process, and either it would fail, and give me the ipod could not restore, error (6) message, or finish, but then the next time i plugged it into itunes, it would go straight back into restore mode. i figured 2.1 would fix this... i was wrong. using itunes 8 and touch 2.1, i still get the exact same error when trying to restore. the only thing i know is that once, when i had access to another macbook, i restored using that to 2.0.2 and it worked fine, but then i moved back to mine and it failed again. i've tried in another user, but i get the same problems. do i need to get a new touch? it is my birthday soon, and i have a really generous girlfriend, but i'd rather not have to ask for that... thanks!