One of my travel companions is dead...No, no, it's not a person but my beloved ipod shuffle gave up on me… sadness! I've been with my shuffle for almost 3 years and it was somehow attached to me. I love the stuff especially when traveling/commuting and working-out as it was very portable and convenient unlike ipod video/photo... I have it checked in apple clinic and they said that it is for replacement because it can not be repaired and since it was no longer under warranty, it is like buying a new unit already L So bye bye my shuffle. *sigh.