On the ferry home this evening my iPod completely froze. At first I thought the remote must have spazzed out but then - when I tried to unlock the main unit to turn the thing down - it completely locked up… The song was still playing but the whole thing was frozen at exactly 5:42PM. I then started to freak out.
Got home, tried a hard reset. Only it wasn’t responding to any key presses, being frozen and all. Tried plugging it into the mains charger as suggested. Nothing. Frozen.
So I left it alone and waited for the battery to drain down to nothing. Plugged it into the charger and presto - it rebooted and everything was dandy once again.
Message to iPod: Don’t ever do that again!