Which is fine, as it's still under guarantee, and my old laptop is over at Matt's, and everything's backed up on the iPod anyway. So it was with a sense of almost-slighly-smug satisfaction that I plugged the iPod into the old laptop, only for it to make an odd whirring noise, then wipe itself.
and I don't know what.
However however however... looking at the settings bit on the ipod screen (the old laptop won't even recognize it), I see that though the capacity is 37.2 GB, there is only 18.4 GB 'available'. Does this mean the backup stuff is still on there somewhere? Hmm... shall investigate.