ipod 3rd Gen!!!!!!!! HELP!!!!!! (no sign of power)

Discussion in 'iPod' started by hssky97, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. hssky97 macrumors regular

    Jan 20, 2010
    I am currently repairing an ipod touch digitizer and I wanted to sync it w/the computer one more time, but........ I tried plugging it into my macbook and it wouldn't show the lock screen or anything? I tried recovery mode but that didn't work. No sign of power at all either...can someone help me please!!!! :confused:
  2. peapody macrumors 68040


    Oct 7, 2007
    San Francisco, CA
    No sign of power is not a good sign. Get a new ipod.
  3. MattA macrumors 6502


    May 15, 2006
    Orlando, FL
    The 3rd Generation iPod charges on firewire only. If you plugged it in via USB and the battery is dead, you won't see anything. Charge it with the FW charger or use the FW cable to plug it in.
  4. hssky97 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 20, 2010
    I was trying to avoid that, but I have some good news I tried DFU and recovery mode a few more times and my computer recognized it but the display wasn't
    on, I tried restoring it for the heck of it, but it a message came up saying there was an error and the ipod could not be restored. Should I just buy an LCD along w/ the digitizer I'm replacing? I'm getting it kinda cheap plus, I get a full refund if I return it and pay for shipping. So should I just go for it? :confused:

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