hi i have a 2nd gen ipod touch (8gb) and its been dead for a while. I plugged it in to my laptop it shows the apple logo for like 15-20 seconds then dissapears then starts again. I can not restore because itunes does not recognise it. At one point i got in to show it was charging with the battery symbol on the laptop, but i switched to a desktop computer but it didnt work either. so i pluggeed it back into the laptop and nothing but the apple logo.