Replaced Broken Screen, but still no display - just white light?
My husband dropped his iPod Touch (32 GB) while working out on treadmill. Smashed screen and digitizer but could still see the LCD home screen and notifications. I replaced it with this http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0049PQ... which is a pre-assembled glass/digitizer
UPDATE: Looking closely, I see that under the ribbon connection in the upper left corner of the iPod Touch screen, one of the "teeth" on the connection is missing. I do not know if this is part of the motherboard and/or if this missing tooth basically makes the iPod unfixable. Does anyone have an answer to this? I am waiting for a new LCD screen to arrive. Will this even help? (…or anything else?) Thanks!
So I was looking at the repair manual for the 3rd gen iPod touch, you can see it here, and it looks like the cable you are describing with a pin potentially missing is the touch screen connection cable mentioned in step 8.
If thats the case, I don't think that a missing pin in the touch screen connection would cause a completely display failure. More likely the display data cable, pictured in step 15 was unseated. However, again that is unlikely because it is pretty protected underneath a metal tray and the display itself– but it could be your solution.
Also, I did some looking around for similar problems and this thread parallels your problem's symptoms pretty well; the bummer is the solution at the end looks like a logic board replacement :(
Hope this helps.
Pat O try this one. Got this out of my note book but can not give credit to the author since I do not remember "hold the home button then while still holding down the home button hold volume up button then while still holding those buttons go head and hold the power off button and hold that until you see the apple sign" this is supposedly one of the fixes for the "white screen of death" Who knows it may just work, and it's cheaper than a logic board.