Hi all, My girlfriend bought me an 2g ipod shuffle last year for valentines' day and just over a year after owning it, my mac no longer recognizes it when it is plugged into the machine. I even bought a new ipod dock to hook up my shuffle to my mac, and sure enough, it does not recognize it. The battery is also dead, and I figured it would be too much trouble to buy a new battery when I could get a new iPod. I tried resetting it, but it just does not work. So my girlfriend loans me her old 1g ipod shuffle, purchased 2-3 years ago. It too, for no reason yesterday, came up as NO_NAME in finder, and all the songs on it were erased. The green and orange lights flash very quickly, alternatingly, when I try to power it on. My iBook no longer recognizes it as an ipod. Have there been many issues with 2g ipod shuffles? Do i need to do something special, like charge it everynight or something, to prevent these problems? I love the ipod shuffles and use them to work out a lot, but I don't want to have to keep buying them if they keep crapping out on me.