Hello everyone, my friend's iPod Touch 2G kinda died at christmas (exactly one day after the warranty expired). It was jailbroken on 3.1.2 (via Pwnage Tool 3.1.4). While playing a game it just crashed and went blackscreen. Since then the iPod boots up in Recovery Mode. So what did we try so far: Well, first of all we tried to recovery it about more than 50 times (both normal recovery and DFU mode, with all compatible firmwares (jailbroken and normal)). But either iTunes showed an error (6,9,20,21,1600) or the iPod froze in the process while iTunes was in "Preparing iPod Software for Restore" and the iPod was showing the Applelogo and a full bar (on 2.1.1 it freezes on "Waiting for iPod"). We tried this on WinXP, Win7 and my Mac (MacOSX 10.6.2) with different iTunes versions. Also we tried to rewrite and upload files with iRecovery or just boot it up with it. Didn't help at all. But iRecovery gave us a little hint that it is maybe a hardware problem, because it gave, while trying to rewrite bigger system files, some Read/Write Errors. Next tries involved tethered jailbreaking tools like older versions of RedSn0w. With these it was possible to get any firmware recovery over the "Waiting for iPod"-Step but not further. An attempt to jailbreak it again via RedSn0w or BlackRa1n didn't help either. I read in other forums that we should keep on trying restore while switching ports and firmware versions and machines. But as we tried it with a lot of different setups and versions we are a little bit tired. But maybe anyone has another idea how to get the iPod back to life or knows how to be sure that it is a hardware problem (maybe a diagnostic tool or something like that). Any help is highly appreciated. Thanks a lot!