My iPod touch is not working after opening it
My home button was not working, I decided to open my Ipod touch to replace it with a button of another device.
While opening this, I removed the needed screws to access to the button.
But there was a broken screw I couldn't remove with a screwdriver cause it was round in (probably the guy that built the ipod has hustled the screw, the screw became round and so I couldn't use a screwdriver to remove it).
So I used a cutter around the screw to be able to remove the board (this screw was preventing the board to be removed).
I tried to proceed carefully to not break something.
I did my work and built the ipod again.
Now, I can plug my ipod to an electrical outlet: it seems to recharge as my charger have a small light showing wether it's connected to a device and it charges or not.
If I connect it to the computer, it isn't detected, even if I try to launch it or reboot it (means that's not a screen issue).
To long, direct read: The screen and the battery seems to work, that's not related to the button since plugging the ipod to an electrical outlet should turn it on.
Please help me to find what's wrong (where ?) and help me to fix it.
The only thing that could break something is that I cut around the screw but since I did it carefully, this shouldn't have caused a problem.
I'll try to post pictures when I get a chance.
Please help me, I really need to recover my pictures, my contacts and my meetings.
EDIT: Here are the pictures, I hope this is going to be useful
Here are the new pictures:
Sorry if the quality is bad and if there is too much blur: I try to do my best.
The tinker, thank you for posting those images and it does help. I guess I was hoping you'd have a microscope. I am almost certain you removed the traces on your board. I would suggest to clean the board properly with isopropyl alcohol and use a microscope to determine the extent of the damage. You could try and use a trace pen and attempt to fix it or you could contact users like hectordtruong on here, that do board level repair.
I maybe found something interesting:
Please click on the picture to see it closer.
The small part seems to be a wire I cut.
The question is the following:
Should I fill the hole with soldering iron ?
There are two cases:
-Only one wire was cut, the Ipod will work again
-More than one wire were cut: they'll be connected together and the Ipod will most likely not work any longer. (cause of a short-circuit that would break the whole thing)
Should I try it out ?