I saw a Summerboard update available in installer and I unwittingly went to update all but installer crashed while installing the Summerboard update and kept crashing whenever I open it and retried. I restarted the iPod and it would no longer boot (I guess because the Summerboard software is 'buggered'). My friend has an iPod touch 16GB too and he updated everything that I had, all except for Summerboard (God knows why he left it) and he is totally unaffected. So here's my fix attempts: First I try restore in iTunes, it downloads restore software and restore is initiated and the iPod somehow disconnects (the USB cable is still definitely connected) I try the same again, unplug and plug in, but this time the iPod is in restore mode due to the previous restore attempt and iTunes refuses to admit that I connect my iPod and it doesn't show it on the left hand pane. I read up on forcing iPod restores and I do the restore button combination, on/off + home for 10-20 secs then release on/off. The iPod is still in restore mode and still doesn't interface with iTunes, Windows begins to recognise it as hardware and offers to install drivers. I uninstalled / reinstalled iTunes - same sh*te. I took my iPod to college where iTunes is installed - same sh*te. I am in the middle of writing a letter to the manager of the store at which I bought the iPod and claiming a refund or replacement by way of my statutory rights as a paying customer. Anyone have the answer before I take the letter to the shop tomorrow?