I am an idiot. I have been trying to fix up an old iPod I received from a coworker. I got the parts in and put it together. I then started the restore process. The process requires and external power supply. Well I don't have one of those for a 4G+ ipod. So I tried to build one by customizing a cable and using my 2G ipod's adapter. After plugging in the rebuilt one with no success I tried my 5G ipod. Nothing happened. So, I connected it to my computer. My iMac then did a kernel panic and my iPod shut off.
Now when I connect my 5G ipod to my computer it immediately shuts off. SUCK! I think it is dead jim. Look for a 60 GB ipod HD on ebay soon.