I got my iPod touch last Christmas. A couple of weeks ago, I had it on in the car and suddenly the music started skipping. The screen became nonfunctional. I tried holding down both buttons and it just went dead. I went through the whole restore process with it at home numerous times, tried it on different computers, re-installed iTunes, nothing. Stuck in a restore loop. Finally took it to an Apple Store and the tech said one of the buttons wasn't working...no, stupid me didn't ask which one because I'm not really, shall we say, technically proficient...and they gave me a new iPod because the old one was still under factory warranty. Now, I'm just trying to understand what made this happen. I googled iPod Touch button failure and saw numerous people complaining about the home button failing. I had the old one in a DLO flip case. I thought maybe it was the magnets in the case but my husband who is a network and systems technician says no, and HE has an iPod touch in the same type of case for two years and his is fine. Does anyone have any idea what causes this to happen?