here is the story... I was using categories and had to respring. but it showed the respring icon for about an hour, so i knew something was up. i did a manual reboot, and it showed my boot logo. the odd part is after about 30 seconds, the respring logo appears inside the apple. Edit: i can no longer sync with itunes because of my passcode (2664) i have plugged into itunes, everything is recognized, i can still sinc, and for some reason, it did not say password locked. i also hear a continuous chime (1 about every 10 seconds). after a while, it will just shut off and start everything again.