I wipe a sad tear from my eye. I have bought many Sony products in the past, but this is the first one that has failed me. I grew to love my HD5 (my first ever mp3 player), even though it came with a lot of firmware baggage. A bit like falling in love with a supermodel: you love her for her beauty - but boy, does she have some hang-ups. My silver baby simply refuses to boot up. Halfway through listening to a new album, it froze. This has happened before, and was simply solved by disconnecting and reconnecting the battery. Alas, this time, the swirly round-blobby boot up screen twirls tantalisingly for one minute, then switches off. Same thing happens when I reconnect it to the PC: one minute of swirly blobbiness, then catatonia. Windows Explorer doesn't recognise that anything is connected to the E: drive. You know what it's like when you become attached to a new gadget: you hate the idea of sending it back because it could be weeks or months before it's repaired and returned... Any tips? Has this happened to you?