iPod Nano 6th Gen Pls Help!!

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  1. Torguy macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys, so I just got an iPod Nano 6th Gen, and everything looks good except the backlighting gives the screen a yellow tint making it look washed out.


    Anyways, I was able to get to the Diagnostic settings, and I see I can adjust the Backlight Test, but then it reverts back when I restart the device!

    My question is how do I keep these settings, any way to some how save it, or something I can do.


    Really appreciate any help!!


    (iPod Nano 6th Gen Version 1.2)
     
  2. venomgt95 macrumors 6502

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    diagnostics dont change anything. Theyre for test purposes only.
     
  3. ftaok macrumors 603

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    Sounds like the screen is going bad.

    If you're not worried about losing your data, you could try to restore it and see if that helps.

    Otherwise, you could get a replacement screen and swap it out.
     
  4. Torguy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Its a Brand New device, its just the back lighting I believe
     
  5. ftaok macrumors 603

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    It can't be brand new. They haven't sold these for over 2 years. Also, Apple stopped repairing these.

    Maybe it's been sitting in a shelf for a while. Not sure what would be causing the problems. If you're convinced it's not the hardware, try restoring it. Make a back up of your data if you need to.
     
  6. Torguy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I got it off eBay, I did check and its Authentic via the Serial number.

    Is it not supposed to have a yellow tint to it? I have seen others that do.

    Also would restoring get rid of the yellow tint do you think?
     
  7. sracer macrumors 603

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    Mine doesn't have a yellow tint. You could try restoring.

    You could also try letting it run a slideshow in a loop to see if that helps "set" things. (I don't think it would but it couldn't hurt)

    FYI, if you are planning on using it as a watch, be careful of buying LunaTik Lynk wristbands on eBay. Virtually all of them are knock-offs. Buy it directly from LunaTyk, $47 and be sure.
     
  8. ftaok macrumors 603

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    Both mine and my wife's nano 6G do not have a yellowish tint. I honestly don't know if restoring would fix it, but it's worth a try.
     
  9. Torguy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Please see attached picture, this is what I am talking about, see that sort of yellowish glare, is that normal?
     

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  10. Torguy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Lolz, I actually got a fake one off ebay for $19, meh its all made in China anyway, whats the difference really.

    I also purchased an Iwatchz Elemetal, beautiful strap, but that one I got authentic which I paid around $50 for.
     
  11. sracer macrumors 603

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    The difference is night and day.

    The knock-off I have is a white-metal that is silvery but has a very course "texture" (if you know what I mean). The genuine Lynk is made of aluminum and is as fine and smooth as the iPod itself. It's beautiful.

    I just checked that out... wow that's gorgeous! I may need to track one down. I'm really diggin' the Nano as a watch. Love the audio quality and the cross-fading.
     
  12. ftaok macrumors 603

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    I just checked mine. On the radio, I do see some yellowish tint, but only if I have the brightness turn up. Do you see it in other screens?
     

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  13. Torguy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I sure do, its on any other screen, its a Backlight issue for sure, and I sort of concluded this when I did the Backlight Test in the Diagnostic mode, when I turn it down its nice and Black without the yellowish tint.

    This is what I HATE about Apple products, always restrictions on everything, with Android it would have been an easy fix.

    I wish Apple could some how calibrate this for me by somehow saving the Test backlight settings, why they would not give that as an option just like the Brightness option is beyond my comprehension.
     
  14. ftaok macrumors 603

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    I'm not familiar with the backlight diagnostic test. Is it different than the brightness setting?
     
  15. three macrumors 6502a

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    There's nothing you can do in software to fix this. You're going to have to buy another nano or just live with this one.
     
  16. Torguy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Would crying help?
     
  17. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    Was this an issue mentioned on the eBay listing?
     
  18. Ann P macrumors 68020

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    If it's brand new, wouldn't be it still be under warranty?
     

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