My kids ipod touch sleep/power button has recently stopped working. This wasn't a big deal because he just used the home button. He thought it would be a good idea and passcode it and now he cant unlock it. Its gone to the red"connect to itunes screen". I have since bought a new mac and cant re-sync it to remove the passcode. He keeps it in his bookbag and charges it on a wall charger. So other than initially dumping all the music n movies from my old computer I haven't seen it. How do I restore this without the sleep button? I've tried using ziphone on my wife's laptop(vista) but it says there is a connection problem. I assume its from the locked ipod. Itunes does see it on either machine but wont connect due to the password. I've also tried running the no button DFU script on the vista laptop but it says Iphone cannot be paired. If I let it drain can I hold the home button and then plug it into itunes? Warranty is up, so that isn't an option. I'm so frustrated with this thing I just want to toss it and make him carry my old cassette walkman to teach him a lesson. I'm out of ideas...any help greatly appreciated.