My iPod Mini died on me!
I discovered all my music were gone!
I went to the gym with no entertainment at all. Not good! :-(
When I got home, neither iTunes nor Winamp could recognize my iPod.
So what I did was to run the iPod software installation to refresh my iPod.
Then I just needed to plug it to the power adapter to refresh the firmware.
It's a good thing I have playlists. I restored all my music.