Wow.. I was sitting here looking for answers because I also was having that problem (disabled ipod).. so while I was researching what everybody else said. I plugged my ipod to the computer and turned it off. Thinking I was going to have a Whole lot to do I braced myself for being "Frustrated". Lol. But when my ipod came back on it asked for a password and went back to normal! .. so basically all I had to do was 1. Turn it off 2. Plug to computer 3. Turn back on while plugged to computer. 4.enter password And whoolah!