ok, here goes,... if im double posting, im am sincerely sorry. i was playing around with my ipod (official firmware 2.1.2 or something (2nd gen)), i was in google maps and it froze due to continueous zooming out and then i pressed the home button twice and the music screen popped up and the music started stutering. so i used the slide to power function to power it off but the loading following it was taking too long. so i hard reset it ( power + home button) and when i turned it on, it said connect to itunes, but when i do, it says the ipod is locked, put the paswword in the ipod. but u cant put the password in the ipod bcoz the connect the itunes thing doesnt change.. all help will be appreciated.