My mini has been acting very moody lately. Sometimes it dosent want to play the song, then after about 5 seconds it decides, "yeah, sure I'll play it now." Well today on my way to work, it was playing just fine, but the battery went dead. So I get to work and plug it in via FireWire and iTunes says it cant access the mini, and to do a software update on it. So I do the update and now the iPod wont start up. i get the folder with an exclamation mark next to it on the start-up screen. However, when I plug it in via FiaWire, I can see it in iTunes and even play music off of it. It just wont work when not plugged in. It does seem really slow, however. For example, it took about 15 minutes to copy over about 50 songs to it. I'm sure its not a battery issue, unless a relatively good battery can go bad overnight. The Apple support site didnt have anything that addressed this exact issue, and it seems the great folks here are more helpfull anyway. SOMEONE PLEASE HELP. I LOVE MY MINI AND CANT BARE TO SAY GOODBYE!