My iPod 3g was giving me trouble, so I had to return it for a refund (it worked out well though, because I was able to put the money towards the 4g). However, my computers at the time were giving me trouble. I couldn't hook my iPod up to them to restore it properly (I can't remember exactly why, but I think for whatever reason my desktop wasn't registering my iPod when I plugged it in, and my laptop was probably at repairs at the time), so I just went to that reset option you can select on your iPod under settings and told it to reset EVERYTHING. It said something along the lines of clearing the iPod, and when it was done, it gave me that screen that tells you to plug your iPod into iTunes. I'm assuming that means it got rid of its firmware in the process, or at least its memory. Anyways, I returned my iPod, and never thought of it again, but do you think there is any way my information is still on it? I highly doubt it, but just thought I'd ask.