My iPod Mini, which I only bought 6 weeks ago, has died already. It won’t turn on and won’t connect to the computer. It doesn’t even respond to a manual reset (when you hold play and menu down for 10 seconds). The battery was still half-charged at the time. Consequently, I’ve put in a service request. Hopefully someone at Apple will have some ideas but otherwise it’ll have to go back as a warranty return.
I really hope this is a one-off and that not all iPod Minis are like this.