Many first gen iPod shuffle users are are seeing their precious shuffles enter into a sort of fugue state: endlessly cycling between a sad green light and a sad orange light. Today, Apple has posted a small utility that promises to raise your shuffle from the dead. What is this marvel called? iPod shuffle Reset Utility 1.0 for Mac (PC version also available).
This little utility restores your shuffle's software to software version 1.1.4, and erases all the music on the shuffle. Apple warns that your shuffle might need to be reset thrice (!) before it takes. Lots more details about the utility can be found here.