iPod won't do ANYTHING after digitizer replacement!?

So I was working on my 3rd iPod 4G digitizer replacement tonight and I got it apart just fine, nothing broken or anything, and as I;m trying to connect the LCD ribbon I thought i had it snapped into place so I turn on the iPod and nothing came on the screen. So i gave it a few more tried before I finally got the LCD cable snapped in, and once I did the LCD just kept flashing black/grey every few seconds. I tried holding the home button and power button and nothing happened it just kept flashing. I thought maybe it was the new LCD so I disconnected it and connected the original, because I knew that one worked. That one did the same thing when I put it on. I decided to try and connect it to the computer just to see what happened, and when I plugged it in I got nothing... iTunes doesnt see an iPod, my computer doesnt see an iPod, no beeps.... nothing... My question is what the %*^$ could be causing this iPod to act this way? And is there anything I can do to try and salvage it? I really hope it isn't garbage now... I'm so disappointed, I've been fiddling with it for 4 hours now trying to get it to work. Taking it apart and checking all my connections, re-assembling, and I keep ending up with the same result.

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Fixed the issue. I took it apart and checked all the connections again and all the sudden it started being recognized with itunes and the computer but all I had was a white screen. Hard reset did not work either. Turned out the digitizer was defective, sent it back and they replaced it with another one and it worked perfectly.

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Great job, congratulations on getting it fixed. All you have left to do is to accept your own answer, that way anybody with the same problem will know what to look for. Again, great job.

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hi man the same thing happened to me the battery has to be grounded see the pic i just upload. this had my head fryed all night just look down at the 3 battery terminals its the far one on the right and get a small screw driver and touch the solder then touch the home button metal plate. hold it there for 5 seconds then plug charger in you should get life. try this a few times and make sure screw driver is clean

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hi man the same thing happened to me the battery has to be grounded see the pic i just upload. this had my head fryed all night just look down at the 3 battery terminals its the far one on the right and get a small screw driver and touch the solder then touch the home button metal plate. hold it there for 5 seconds then plug charger in you should get life. try this a few times and make sure screw driver is clean

http://guide-images.ifixit.net/igi/YiaQu...

http://guide-images.ifixit.net/igi/AnevP...

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I have heard of the white screen of death but not the flashing you described.

Good trouble shooting guy!

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