As soon as I read that Febs, I had to run.. but I composed my response in my head:Febs: That was way above and beyond dude. You could've just given a guess and let me check it out, but you actually did it yourself just to find out, and then answered. Thank you!
Unfortunately, I deviated a bit from your instructions. After I loaded the Apple firmware, I thought I'd be smart (stupid) and unplug it and have a look, just to see if it booted up normally. *shrugs* Mmm.
Well. It didn't. It presented me with an icon I'd never seen before, telling me to plug it into a wall socket. That should've been my first hint to turn back. If I had been thinking quite logically, I would've figured HEY, anytime a device like this requires wall power, it's probably because it's about to do something highly dangerous that must not be interrupted.
...... So yeah, I probably would've thought that if I had been really thinking.
Instead, I decided to plug it in, and my ipod proceeded to go to a black screen with a progress bar, thus scaring the shit out of me. (Stupid part: my ipod is not fully backed up on my computer.) I panicked, thinking it might be formatting itself, though I doubt an ipod even has that capability.. bleh. Anyway, I panicked and held down menu + select as fast as I could and it shut off.
Yes, shut off.
Now, no matter what I do, I cannot get it to turn on. No combination of keys + plugging in to walls or computers produces any response. Oh yes. I'm good.
Hope you enjoyed story-time today kids, 'cause this just might be my last one ever.