The ipod is completely dead, i try the home/sleep button technique, still doesn't work. I plug it into my computer, my computer recognizes the ipod, and tries to restore it, but it doesn't work. The screen on the ipod is too dark to see anything when plugged into the computer, and it keeps telling me to plug it into the computer when it already is plugged up. It also switches back and forth between the apple to the iTunes plug in symbol. As I've said before, the screen is too dark to see much of anything. This isn't the first time it has done it, but I can't take it back to the store, so I need a solution to make this quit, and to get it to work. Thank you! I cant take it to apple!! and holding the home and power button doesnt work at all! i've done it and nothing happens... help!!!