Answer to "iPod won't power on after screen replacement, even when plugged in"So I had a second one do this to me. Same as the first. What I didn't know is the answer was here all along, but I didn't understand. DFU mode is the key, but it will wipe the memory off the device. Here is how to do it. Plug it into computer with iTunes running. Hold sleep button for 3 seconds, don't let go and add home button, hold both for 10 seconds, then let go of sleep and hold home until you get the dialog that the iPod is in recovery mode. Restore and voila. On the iOS device the difference between recovery mode and DFU mode is that in recovery you see the connect to iTunes logo and in DFU the screen is blank. (This is useless if you have no picture to begin with.) Here is what I didn't know: on the computer in iTunes the two modes look the same. The other thing I didn't know was that getting it into DFU mode will work if it isn't showing up in iTunes already. It even charges without you knowing it is. My daughter's iPad mini helped me discover all this. It got locked into recovery mode and while I...
Answer to "iPod won't power on after screen replacement, even when plugged in"OK brilliant people: Rob I love how detailed your answer was and I tried it with some success. Here is the whole story: Replaced the screen with success and everything worked fine, until he went to charge it. Then it wouldn't charge. I took it apart again and got it to connect to my computer. The screen got damaged so I replaced it again. When I got it back together it was white. I tried the hard reset and after it turned off it wouldn't turn back on again. I then tried your grounding trick and got it connected again. Again the new screen was white, so I again tried the hard reset. Same results. It appears that I can get it to connect, but I can't get a picture. Also if I try to rest the device I lose all connectivity and power. I have looked close and I don't see any obvious signs of damaged cables, etc. So anyone have a great answer as to how I should proceed now? Thanks, Brian