Help! My iPod Photo’s spoilt

Is this problem exclusive to iPod Photos? Joel Washing’s

Following the instructions exactly and all I get is still the sad iPod face.

I don’t want to have to send in my iPod for repairs again (it’ll be the 2nd time). Should I have taken my brother’s advice not to buy an iPod in the first place?

Adri, Jimmy how how how? Aside from suggesting me to throw it out the window and forgetting I ever had an iPod, you guys got any secret method to solve the problem?

Other Apple/Mac geniuses (Kevin “MacDaddy” Lim?), I appreciate any help you guys can give.