I have an ipod Classic 80gb. It is currently stuck on the apple screen. I am unable to recover or restore the ipod. It is not recognized by windows as either a ipod or a mass storage device. When I plug it into my PC nothing happens.
It just sits there with the apple logo on the screen. None of the buttons respond with the exception of a reset. (toggle hold switch -> hold center + menu for 6 seconds.) A reset will cause the screen to go blank for a few seconds.
Nothing else I have found seems to work.
Let me know if you have any ideas