My iPod's blown a gasket or has it?

I was a big Yes fan in the 70's and have not listened to any of their stuff for some years now - mainly because I sold all of my LPs when I dumped the record deck in favour of a CD player, and I never actually got around to buying the CD's. So, feeling a little flush on Ebay the other day, I invested in three class Yes albums: Close to the Edge, Relayer and Going For the One.

The CD's arrived this morning and I promptly ripped them onto the PC using iTunes, plugged in the trusty iPod and off it went and downloaded everything. I left the iPod plugged in for a few hours whilst I did some work, then went to retrieve it.

Now, when the LCD has a great big stop sign on it and a message saying "Do Not Disconnect", do you think they really mean it ? I clicked the button in iTunes to eject the iPod, but nothing happened, so I figured (as I've done before) that it was actually quite safe to disconnect it.

I think I may have been wrong :(

The music player displayed the normal menu, through which I was able to get to my new albums. However, when I clicked to start it playing Close To The Edge, the disk span up, then span down repeatedly, and the iPod was resistant to my charms to get it to do anything else.

So, here we are some time later, and the iPod will not power up properly. It displays the Apple logo, then spins the disk up and down for an inordinate amount of time, before resetting itself.

Now, having written all that, whilst it was sitting there with nothing on the display, I pressed the Menu button, and the thing sprang into life properly and I am able to once again rekindle my interest in Yes :) Those darned cosmic rays have a lot to answer for don't they ;)

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