This morning I turned on my iPod after not having used it over the weekend, and I was surprised to find that it had been completely erased, as if I had restored it to factory settings using the iPod updater. It prompted me to select my language, I had to re-enter all my settings, and all my songs and podcasts were gone. I had used my iPod on Friday without any problems, and I hadn’t used it since then and not even plugged into my PC or anything. The battery meter was still almost full.

This is the second problem that I’ve had with my iPod, and I’m slowly losing confidence in it… At this point I would certainly not entrust it with any important data that is not backed up elsewhere, for example by syncing my digital camera to it while traveling. I wonder if this is a hardware problem and if I should try to get it replaced by Apple. sigh