I don't know what caused this, I took pretty good care of my things. The problem is: 1. It keeps restarting once it's plugged into the computer. 2. The battery is dead so it has to be hooked into a usb card. 3. The computer refuses to recognize the device. I really don't want to send it off to apple and have them replace parts for 2 weeks. Itouches are pretty popular I am surprised there isn't any utilities that can easy flash the memory. Anyways, if anybody has any ideas I would appreciate it if you post them. Thanks.