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Model No. A1367 / 8, 16, 32, or 64 GB capacity

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Backlight is not working after water damage

I dropped my iPod in the toilet

The touch works but it is just the backlight

Are there any tricks to fix it because my dad doesn't know

I did the rice trick

And used a hairdryer


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Rice trick is that we've all been tricked into thinking rice helps with water damage. It doesn't :(

This is going to be a board repair and it is likely cheaper to just replace a 4th gen touch rather than investing in parts that may not solve the problem. You'll have to be handy with a soldering iron to even get the board out to clean the back side of it.

If you're up for it, post back and we can help you. Step one: follow a guide to open this sucker up by removing the front screen and unscrewing the metal shield. Desolder the battery and the power flex to remove the board. Report back!

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You'll have to take it apart, clean the logic board with 95% isopropyl alcohol and replace the display and likely the battery as well. There is also a chance that the backlight damage is on the logic board and not the display.

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