I just dropped my iPod nano about half an hour ago and I was really drunk so I just didn't care at all because I dropped it in the past and nothing happened. Well, it first showed me just a black/grey screen with a blue vertical stripe on it but I was still able to play songs but I had to shuffle it with shaking. Then the blue stripe turned purple and I was a bit concerned and feelt guitly for dropping it. Now I connected it to my MacBook Pro (and yes, the latest iTunes is intalled, I tried the famous 5 R's and it's running OS X Mountain Lion) and it won't get recognised on iTunes so I'm not able to restore it or something. It just peeps twice.
Actually as I'm typing this, the screen turned white with a slightly grey stripe on the side exactly where the purple one was just a bit thicker. What does that mean? I know, it's already legacy hardware but I really really love that iPod because it was a present to the 1st year togheter with my boyfriend. There's even a engraving on the back.
In fact now I'm not even able to play songs. It recognises my "MENU + SELECT" button presses with turning the screen off and back on but it just beeps twice then and does nothong besides of being black with purple stripe first and then turning white with grey stripe. I tried charging it with the wall charger of my iPhone, nothing happened. Then reset it while charging, just beeps twice. Same while connected with the MacBook on ALL available USB ports. It even does the same thing while connected with the Windows Notebook of my brother. I maybe can enter the disk mode but it's not showing up on my MacBook desktop or Disk Utility but it beeps again twice (4 times if I reset it and then press "SELECT + PLAY").
Please help me...?
Here are the hard facts:
iPod nano 4th generation; PRODUCT (RED) edition
Was treated carefully besides of the few drops on the floor.
First used with Windows, then with Mac OS X (Snow Leopard, Lion and now Mountain Lion)
using a standard Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad dock connector cable
MacBook Pro 8,2 Early 2011 with Mountain Lion 10.8