Model No. A1366 / 8 or 16 GB capacity

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iPod Nano 6th generation Replacement LCD doesn't work

Hello,

My wife's nano (6th gen) appeared to stop working. The screen would not turn on. I thought it was the battery but it actually would still play music. I could start, stop and skip using the headphones. I realized it must be the LCD. I opened the ipod up and immediately saw there was an obvious issue. I attached the picture. In the lower left hand corner there appeared to be a corrosion build up and a possible short. I assume this was from sweat finding it's was in there.

I detached the LCD which also has some build up on it. I took a nyon brush and cleaned the corner of the ipod and logic board. Doesn't look like anything even happened there. But after I attached the new LCD I am still not getting any activity on the screen.

Any ideas? Alcohol bath for the logic board or do you think the element that powers the LCD is fried?

Thanks

Chris

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Clean the logic board using 95%+ isopropyl, then try it. If it is still not showing picture, try a new screen. Beyond this, it would be a fault with the logic board (possibly backlight circuit if you can see a dim image), at which point I would deem it as uneconomical to repair due to the cost/time, and would recommend selling this for scrap to get money toward a new one (unless it is something simple like a backlight fuse).

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Is the backlight fuse something that can be replaced? I already tried a new screen. I haven't given the board a thorough cleaning with the alcohol just yet. that will happen this weekend.

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@gob15 Yes it can be replaced (soldered), but I am not too sure of the exact value, I have only replaced power buttons and screens on this model in the past. I have a feeling schematics are not too easy to find for the Nanos, so it may be best to buy a new one if the clean doesn't resolve it.

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also found with apple device plug the charger in and see if it boots

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After trying an alcohol cleaning still no life on the new LCD. I can hear music though. Just nothing from the LCD. Thanks for the tips. I guess I'll have to look for a used one.

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