iPod Toch 4 not recognizing Wifi networks

I have been repairing iPods, iPhones, and other small electronics for a few years now and this has completely got me stumped.

I have a White iPod Touch 4th generation 32GB that will not recognize wifi networks at all. I have tired everything! I have restored the iPod, rest the network setting, rest the iPod. I have also installed 3 different wifi antennas and still nothing. And before anyone asks there is nothing wrong with my wifi network or my router I can connect all of my other devices to it with no problem.

I have tired to search the internet to figure out what may be causing this problem and how I can fix it with no prevail. I have not been able to find anything about this issue and how it can be fixed.

I am open to any suggestions as I would really love to learn what is wrong with this iPod. Someone please help me!!

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Try this first.

Try to connect to wifi just next to the router. In my experience ipod touch 4th generation wifi works without antenna at least 5 feet around the router.

Antenna is necessary after 5 feet distance.

That way you can see if it has antenna problem or motherboard problem.

Good luck ...

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It seems to me that it is a problem with the motherboard. Can anyone tell me how this can be fixed? I have no problem with micro soldering.

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I have had problems similar.The router connects all other devices,but not my ipad.I fixed this by resetting the router.I know you said your router works fine,but sometimes the ipod is the only thing that will not connect.Make sure you put the internet code in too.Sign out and sign in by forgetting network.Does it pick up networks,but not connect??Please tell me and I will help.....

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Thank you for your response. It does not even pick up networks at all! I have tired resetting the router and it still will not even show any networks. I think that it is a problem with the logic board itself. If so I would like to know if there is anyway to repair this. I have no problem with micro soldering/desoldering I am willing to try whatever.

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Did it pick up networks before?Did it before you took it apart??I know you replaced the Wi Fi antenna,but it may not be pressed on right.If that doesn't work,then uh oh.Have you tried rebooting it yet??Home button and power button.If that does not work,you can reset all network settings and see if that helps.If that still won't work,maybe erase all data and reset,then see if it will work after a full reset.Is there corrosion inside of the iPod?Also,there are a ton of tiny pins where you plug the Wi Fi cable in.If any one those are peeled or broke,this could be affecting it...........

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Sounds like damaged motherboard end of the wireless, most likely the wifi chip, it might look like it's turned on but if the chip is damaged it might not be able to recognise the incoming signal.

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P.S. the one I have won't even turn on the wifi, it's grey in the settings, tried replacing the antenna but no change so the its a damaged motherboard (after searching online). I can buy a second had fully working ipod touch 4th gen for LESS than a new motherboard which is just nuts.

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