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CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior MemberPosts: 13,466 Senior Member
Son #2 had his IPod touch go blank on him, screen won't light up, again, fixable/worth fixing or toss it, anybody try to repair one with Apple customer service?
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  • Dr. dbDr. db Senior Member Posts: 1,541 Senior Member
    Charge it for a long time? Sometimes they do that when the battery is almost completely exhausted.
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 13,466 Senior Member
    Dr. db wrote: »
    Charge it for a long time? Sometimes they do that when the battery is almost completely exhausted.

    Left it on charge over night, no change. Do the batteries on these crap out, it is only about 2 years old if that?
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • ilove22silove22s Senior Member Posts: 1,467 Senior Member
    bummer.


    depending on how old it is and if its still under warranty or an extended warranty, apple may fix or replace it.

    one of my friends was fixing them for extra $$$ since the first couple gens were easy to fix and many people were selling them since they were broke and didnt want the hassle of DIY.

    you can google the issue and see what comes up. I wouldnt be surprised if its an known issue and there is probably a utube vid of a fix.

    good luck
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  • Make_My_DayMake_My_Day Senior Member Posts: 7,865 Senior Member
    Both my wife and I have had batteries wear out on cellphones, but usually more than 2 years of life.
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  • BigDanSBigDanS Senior Member Posts: 6,992 Senior Member
    At two years you are most likely out of warranty. If you bought it with an AMEX they double the warranty period for free, so that is a possibility.

    D
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  • Dr. dbDr. db Senior Member Posts: 1,541 Senior Member
    Replacing a battery is sometime more than it is worth but yes sometimes they do crap out that early. Apple store will tell you.
  • rberglofrberglof Senior Member Posts: 2,776 Senior Member
    My wife's ASUS battery ran totally dead and when recharged had to hold on button down for at least 8 seconds before it turned on.
    No manual reset button.
  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 10,406 Senior Member
    See if there are repair shops in area. Check the local malls, the Canton Mall has a kiosk where they repair Apple stuff.....

    https://www.facebook.com/BeldeniRepair
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  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 13,466 Senior Member
    Thanks folks.
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • SirGeorgeKillianSirGeorgeKillian Senior Member Posts: 5,463 Senior Member
    What Chris said. If the logic board gets fried the thing still works, but there is no illumination. If that isn't it and it needs a new battery, that is easy on those. They are similar to the old iPhone up to the 3gs. I used to be able to change a screen in about 5 minutes on those. The battery was right below that.
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  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 13,466 Senior Member
    What Chris said. If the logic board gets fried the thing still works, but there is no illumination. If that isn't it and it needs a new battery, that is easy on those. They are similar to the old iPhone up to the 3gs. I used to be able to change a screen in about 5 minutes on those. The battery was right below that.

    Son said he can see the icons if he holds it just right, can the logic board be fixed?
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 13,466 Senior Member
    Wife got on the horn with the helpful guy at Apple today and he walked her through a restore with a blank screen, it came back on minus his pictures, something bunged up the software in general, happy son # 2 again!
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
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