The last few times I have plugged my IPod in to my computer to charge it, a dialogue box has come up asking if I want to scan and fix my IPod. As I couldn't see anything wrong with it and it was still syncing fine, I did not do this. The last time I charged it, a message came up saying that I did not have the administrator privileges for my IPod and therefore could not sync it. Then yesterday the screen on it froze on one particular image and that's all that was showing-no artist, song title or anything and, after that song finished, the sound went as well. This morning, I went to check and all the power has been drained My question is if I plug it in to charge now, as something seems to have gone wrong with it, will it affect the songs on my ITunes account? Stupidly they are not backed up-I am going to back them up the next time I am asked but, until then, I really don't want to lose them as I have 892 songs on there. I presume that, for the moment, this rules out restoring it to the factory settings. Do you think this is a problem that can be resolved or do I just need to get a new IPod? If I do get a new IPod, I presume all the current songs will be wiped during the syncing process? Whereabouts would they be backed up so I could just reload them onto the IPod rather than buying them all again? I hope that makes sense. Sorry if not-I'm not very technical at all!