Has anyone ever had problems with the ipod repeatedly telling you to restore it? Then when you link it up to your computer it does not read? Running a CF mod here. It worked fine until about a week ago when I opened it up to switch the capacitors( did an DIYmod too). I got it working just now but now its gone off again and is showing the sadface logo. Is this a ribbon cable problem?
This happened to me a few times before and I finally narrowed it down to the ribbon cable (to the CF adapter). So there is a good chance you will be able to resolve the issue with a new (or good) ribbon cable.
Since then, I have stocked a few cables to prepare for moments like this.
Don't worry and I don't think anything serious. Good luck.