Solved iPod 4g will not turn on after screen replacement

November 17, 2012 at 18:26:12
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My ipod touch 4th generation had a cracked digitizer. I replaced the digitizer and LCD. Now, it does not turn on. When I plug it into the computer, itunes does not show it in the device list. The ipod makes no sounds. Its like its dead. Everything worked fine before I replaced the digitizer and LCD. Please help. Thanks.

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#1
November 19, 2012 at 15:43:06
I would say take it apart and make sure everything was put back in place properly and all connections are snug in place.

When you took the device apart, were you and the device grounded properly, static could be the culprit.


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#2
November 20, 2012 at 06:34:52
Im sure I put everything back right. I don't know about grounding. I sat on a chair and the ipod on a table. Should I have done something different?

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#3
November 20, 2012 at 07:52:18
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You want to ground yourself and the device to bleed off any static electricity. If you and the device aren't constantly grounded, you have the possibility of creating a potential difference in voltage between you and the device. Especially if your are on carpet.

If you can't ground the two of you, put down a piece of aluminum foil and work on that making sure both you and the device are in constant contact with it. You won't be truly grounded but the voltage potential between the two of you will be the same and no chance for static to jump from you to the components.


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#4
November 21, 2012 at 05:26:05
Is there another way to ground myself than aluminum foil?

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#5
November 21, 2012 at 09:05:28
Any piece of metal will do, just something to conduct electricity between you and the device

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#6
November 21, 2012 at 11:53:36
So just make sure a piece of metal is touching me and the same piece touching the device?

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#7
November 22, 2012 at 15:22:45
Yes any metal part of the device.

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#8
November 26, 2012 at 15:40:55
Won't that be hard? I might need to pickup the device to get a closer look. Or move my arm.

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#9
November 27, 2012 at 07:49:09
You seem to want to argue every little point about grounding yourself and the device. I'm not here to debate how difficult it is to ground you and the device, I'm explaining to you what needs to be done to keep from frying the device with static electricity, which in all honesty sounds like you have already done if it won't power up.

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#10
November 29, 2012 at 13:55:33
Thank you, I'll try that.

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