I was listening to my iPod when all of a sudden, when I went to skip to the next song, it just went to the next song, but would not play. I would press the play button, the play arrow would be displayed, yet no playback started. At this point, I did a reset, pressing and holding the menu + select until the apple logo appeared. I then got the sccreen showing the usb cable wiith the mesage "connect to iTunes to restore". I then connected it to computer running the latest version of iTunes. iTunes displayed the message "iTunes has detected an iPod in recovery mode. You must restore this iPod before it can be used with iTunes". I click OK to close this window and at the iTunes main screen, select the 'restore' button. The message comes up "are you sure you want to restore...", I then selected Restore. The "Extracting software" message followed by the "restoring ipod" message came up. It then said the iPod was restored and is restarting. On the iPod, the apple logo comes up then the screen flashes white and then the screen showing the usb cable with the mesage "connect to iTunes to restore" reappears. it seems to be stuck in this loop. I changed the drive letter assigned to the iPod but that didn't make a difference. A couple months ago, I had a similiar issue where I got the message about the iPod being corrupted and I restored it and that worked fine and all was fine with the iPod after. Is this a indication of some kind of intermittant hardware problem? Has anyone else had the same issues? Any suggestions as to how to get this to work and what may have gone wrong why all of a sudden I had playback issues in the beginning? I don't know if this is coincidence or not, but I had some videos on it that I recorded earlier in the day. The time I had the corruption problem a couple of months ago, I had some video recorded on it also.
Dell Inspiron 8600 (Windows XP) / Dell Dimension E521 (Windows Vista), iPod Nano 2G 4 GB (Pink) / iPod Nano 4G 8GB (Orange) / iPod Touch 2G 32GB