IPod Nano frozen in "on" state

My 4GB iPod Nano is stuck "on" right now. The LCD backlight is on, and it's stuck on a frozen screen of a song in mid-play. None of the buttons respond, and plugging it into the USB port doesn't work either.
The "toggle hold switch and press & hold menu/play for 10 seconds" trick doesn't work to reset it (it doesn't respond at all).
This happened when I plugged it into my PC this morning. It was off previously, and before that I had been using it normally with my headphones.
I don't know how to reset it, and I'm starting to be concerned about burn-in on the screen since it's the same image frozen in place, and the backlight is on (which is why letting it drain down the battery is something I'd rather not do).
Any suggestions?
4GB iPod Nano   Windows XP Pro   First-gen

"I as I stated in my original post, I have tried that, probably a dozen or more times, and it has done nothing"
er... no you didn't.
Anyway... you may just want to let the battery die & then re-charge it. This will force it to reset.
Cheers!
-Bryan
EDIT;
sorry... you did say you had tried the reset - I thought I was responding to nanoohno here. My apologies. I still recommend draining the battery though. Also check that you're resetting correctly. It's MENU and SELECT, (not menu & play). Good luck.

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