Original post by: Tyler Bly ,
I was having a very similar problem with my ipod classic a few months back. I had no idea what the problem was and nothing really seemed to be making sense. After some extensive testing and switching out of parts, I found out that it was the hard drive cable that was causing my ipod to continuously restart itself. I think the problem occurred because I left my ipod in my car for a few days and it got excessively hot in there. I imagine your problem is something similar to this.