The 30 pin dock connector on the ipod is loose and requires the cable to be pushed back in order for the iPod to be read as attached to any 3rd party device or itunes. I've tried multiple positions and am certain that its the hardware... When I push back on the cable (thus pushing the 30 pin connector back too, it will sync provided I am holding it down)... I have an appointment with apple tomorrow and I imagine they will replace the iPod... Wondering if any of you have the same issue?