There is no practical way to get the music off your iPod. A data recovery firm can likely do it but they are expensive.
You can redownload itunes purchases by:
Okay, thank you.
My biggest problem with that is that most of my music came from old CDs I had, and most of those have now been sold or donated since they were on my ipod, so technically they weren't iTunes purchases and are now currently unavailable to me.
I have a friend who has repaired iPods before and he is going to try, but at this point thats about all I can try to do without reformatting or restoring the ipod.
Thank you for helping me though.