Original post by: the bongo guy ,
Hey Liam, I’m not the best at technology repairs, but by the symptoms that were posted, the LCD Data ribbon came loose, not the backlight ribbon, which explains the working backlight. I would say your iPod touch is probably fully working, just open it and firmly but gently resocket all the display ribbon connectors in place and test the device while its open. If it were to therefore work flawlessly albeit opened up, that would solve your solution without spending $60+ USD. If not, replace the display for the 60 bucks USD and end your frustration. Good Luck to you and yours, Austin.