Would snapping the Power/Volume button cable effect the iPod?
That may sound like a vague question, but let me explain. In replacing the screen on my 4th Gen iPod Touch, I was putting everything back together, I tested it, everything worked fine, and was about to screw the metal plate back on. In the process though, I somehow nicked the Power/Volume button cable right behind the Power button (above the rear-facing camera). It was a small tear, and I thought, well not the end of the world, I guess I just won't use that button.
So I disconnected the new screen to have a better look, and didn't see any other damage. All other cables intact, everything like it should be. But when I reconnected the screen to all the ports, nothing happened. The screen didn't respond at all. I reattached the damaged screen/digitize
So I'm wondering if that one cable controls power to the unit, or dictates more than I thought, other than Volume and the Power button. If it is that important, would soldering a new cable on fix everything, or is it possible I shorted the battery or something else weird? Any help is much appreciated! Thanks!
Is this a good question?