Ok, so I wanted to give “PlaysForSure” devices another chance and got myself an 8 Gig Creative Zen Microphoto, figuring it would be a better deal than the 2 Gig iPod Nano I could get for the same price.
When I plugged it into the USB port, my Thinkpad went dark. Several reboots and battery removals later I have decided that it’s not worth exploring the causes for this – if it does it once, it will do it again. There was a phase where it worked, but I’m not taking chances.
I’ll get a ROKR or another Nano tomorrow…