A few days ago, my iPod stopped working. It kept displaying a sad face icon and then shutting off. I tried the remedies suggested at http://www.apple.com/support/ipod/ and having no success with my resurrection attempts I started checking prices for a new iPod.
The next day I saw an article titled How To Fix an iPod with the Sad iPod Icon on digg.com. It's a funny read that boils down to the following: If your iPod stops working and the steps suggested at http://www.apple.com/support/ipod/ don't work then give it a good smack and it will probably start working.
That night Christine, Alex and I were hanging out and I noticed my broken iPod lying lifelessly on the counter. A quick check confirmed it was still broken. So I gave it a smack...
Now it works, but I'm not sure how to explain why its OK for Daddy to hit his toys.