Thanks planb77, but unfortunately, I'm unable to get a charge so I haven't been able to connect it to even put it in disk mode. I'm thinking maybe the battery has completely died. Maybe if I take it to a retailer, they could put a new battery in and I may have better luck trying this before buying something else.
If you or anyone has any other suggestions, I'm all ears as I'm really hoping to get it working again. Listening to the music I just purchased on my laptop speakers is no bueno! Bought the music before knowing the ipod wouldn't work..
Thanks again though!