ok heres whats up. my ipod freezes up all the time, and each time it happens, i restart it [menu+lock buttons] and one of the following happens- - i just get a black screen - i get a black screen with a very dim apple logo -i get the black screen with a bright apple logo now when one of those happens, it stays that way. ive sat and watched the ipod for about 10 minutes, and nothing happened. next, i plugged it in to my computer [dell] and the computer didnt read it. following that, i restarted the ipod again [still plugged in] and the computer still didnt read the ipod. i installed the newest version of itunes [8.1.2 i think] and still nothing happens. anything you guys can help me with?