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Replaced damaged display but nothing shows up

I replaced the damaged LCD display with one from iFIxit but when I turn on the iPod it shows nothing on the display. The backlight works; I can hear the drive spinning; and I can play songs but no menu or song info shows on the display. I'm going to try retracing my steps and making sure that all connectors are on solid. Any suggestions?

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1. Toggle the Hold switch on and off. (Slide it to Hold, then turn it off again.)

2. Press and hold the Menu and Center (Select) buttons simultaneously until the Apple logo appears, about 6 to 8 seconds. You may need to repeat this step.

Tip: If you are having difficulty resetting your iPod, set it on a flat surface. Make sure the finger pressing the Select button is not touching any part of the click wheel. Also make sure that you are pressing the Menu button toward the outside of the click wheel, and not near the center.

If the above steps did not work, try connecting iPod to a power adapter and plug the power adapter into an electrical outlet, or connect iPod to your computer. Make sure the computer is turned on and isn't set to go to sleep.

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I highly doubt resetting would work here.

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Yes, resetting the iPod didn't help; both before and after reinstalling the display. I've asked ifixit support for help.

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That sounds good, open it back up and try reinstalling the display.

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Unfortunately, that didn't help.

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