I'd been having trouble with my mp3 player and my computer not communicating. I tried to fix it, but with no luck. So, as per usual, I put the problem aside for a while. I'm not a big fan of beating my head against a brick wall.
Then, I just tried it again (after it being on a virtual shelf for a few weeks) and lo and behold, no problem.
This happens to me on a fairly regular basis.
I wonder what other problems this method can apply to? ;)