We have a 2G IPod Touch with 2X firmware. Recently it has been hanging up and showing "connect to ITunes" on the screen about weekly. A reconnect to ITunes for a sync and all was always well... Well that is until yesterday... Yesterday I attempted the typical sync to ITunes and it told me I had to Restore that the IPod was in "recovery mode". I reluctantly hit the Restore button and it appeared to gather information on the IPod and then the screen on the IPod showed the Apple symbol and a status bar. The ITunes screen showed a dialog box "Waiting for IPod"... It did this for about 3 hours before I disconnected the IPod cable manually (pulled it out). I then held the power button and home button until it reset and it immediately came back to the home screen on the IPod showing "connect to ITunes" no reset or any indication of a reset. I then hooked it back up to ITunes and it said it again needed a recovery...which I did. Well 12 hours later ITunes is still "Waiting for IPod" in the recovery mode... It does not appear that I can recover this IPod the way I am attempting it. Anyone have any suggestions on how to proceed next? Thanks in advance for your assistance.