Ipod touch screen has gone crazy

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by shazzledazzle, Nov 27, 2009.

  1. shazzledazzle macrumors newbie

    Nov 27, 2009

    For the last 18 months I've had a perfect Ipod Touch which I decided to sell to raise cash towards an Iphone. Onto ebay it went, I sold it and then got a dreaded message. The ipod doesn't work??? I received it back this morning. When I turned it on and there were red/purple/white lines all across the screen. You could barely see the slide bar in the background but not the usual one there was three of them. I held the button on the top of the ipod to restart it, that didn't work. I held the same button along with the home button for ten seconds, I could just about see the apple logo (again x 3) it did reset, but the screen was still covered in flickering lines. I then plugged the Ipod into my computer. Itunes recognized the ipod was there, it had been renamed (presumably by the buyer). So I did a complete restore. I could vaguely see the restore happening behind the flickering lines. Again everything happening was x3. But the lines still covered the screen.

    Can anyone help???? Im gutted. I wish I hadn't sold it now, because it was working perfectly before. No point sending it back to apple as its out of warranty now.

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  2. MBHockey macrumors 68040


    Oct 4, 2003
    New York
    Are you sure it's the same one you sent out?
  3. shazzledazzle thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 27, 2009
    Yes I think so, it had the same screen protector on it, and very few fine scratches on that back, the same as I one out.
  4. Lorenz0 macrumors regular

    Mar 12, 2009
    You *think* so???

    Sounds like the horse has well and truly bolted on this one
  5. tremlock macrumors 6502a


    Jun 16, 2008
    The Land of Cleves
    This is exactly why I always write down the serial number down before shipping iPods anywhere
  6. shazzledazzle thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 27, 2009
    I was a little suspicious when itunes showed a different ipod name too, so I checked the serial number was the same on the back of the ipod and it was. I don't think they have been switched, I think they just renamed it when they connected it into itunes.
  7. RKO macrumors 6502


    Oct 21, 2008
    I think they dropped it??? It was obviously working when they renamed it after connecting to iTunes.
  8. shazzledazzle thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 27, 2009
    I see what you are saying but I still get the option to rename it when I do a restore now. So it is possible that they renamed it after the screen died cos I can now if I want to.

    I have no idea what has happened to it, if they dropped it or not, I can't prove it even if I suspect it. I just wish somebody had a magical answer as to what I do next.
  9. shazzledazzle thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 27, 2009
    Hmmm, strange that no one seems to have seen this problem before.

    Oh well, maybe its worth a claim with Royalmail as it was working perfectly when it left me and not when it got to its destination.

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