long story short. Audio only plays (headphone or docking port) when the ipod is very cold (either left in the fridge, or placed in front of the car A/C vent with A/C on high.) As the ipod warms up i start getting a screetching, static-like noise before audio quits completely. Now this is the part i really don't understand. When the audio has quit, i can bring back the static noise and brief moments of proper audio by rubbing a plastic bag around the click wheel (a ziploc brand sandwich bag seems to work best) and if i hold the FF button it will sometimes sound like it's fast forwarding normally. All other functions seem to work properly. My biggest concern is whether i should even think about repairing it or just looking into a refurbished job because based on some of the similar complaints on the forum i think i'm at least looking at a mainboard and labour. Your thoughts?