Currently Being ModeratedFeb 8, 2012 10:52 AM (in response to Ronanmelia)
Hopefully you have all your songs backed up on the laptop that synced all 8,000 of thoses songs. The thing you have to watch out before hooking your iPod to any other computer is to set it up so that you manually add songs. Sometimes people forget this and lose thousands of music I have about 18,000 songs and I always back up music to an external hard drive.
I hope that you fix this issue cause this sort of thing happens a lot.