I bought a 120GB Apple iPod Classic 14 months ago. A white line has just appeared right across the middle of the display screen.
It would seem that this is a problem that Apple are aware of. There is reference to it when you enter their online repair process. I have heard of other people with the same problem.
I was stunned to find that rather than offer repair or replace an iPod with a clear manufacturing fault for a nominal charge, Apple's idea of customer service is to bill me almost 100 pounds because the iPod is just out of warranty.
As I can't afford to spend 100 pounds ever year to keep an mp3 player working I will be looking for an alternative to Apple products in the future.