They were both Macs (v: 10.6.3 + 10.6.8). They were both fully updated on itunes too.
I have tried EVERYTHING you said and none of it worked. Sorry you could not help me. Thanks for trying though :(
Yes I have looked at EVERY possible solution before on the internet and I didn't want to feel like a jerk saying you weren't helpful WHATSOEVER! if u don't believe me I will send u a pick of my iPod (still broken).
P.S. it was 9 minutes.
I have obviously been working on my iPod for a couple of days since it was really expensive. I have tried using a PC but not today so I didn't think it was worth mentioning.