What can I do if my iPod Touch screen won't show up?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by epic0kyle, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. epic0kyle macrumors newbie


    Jun 15, 2010
    I have an 8GB iPod Touch 2G that is jailbroken on 2.2.1 firmware. It has worked fine for almost two years until last night when I tried to get on. I had just finnished charging it when I tried to turn it on, but the screen won't show up. The touch screen isn't sensitive anymore and it only makes noise when I plug it into the charger or computer. iTunes doesn't show anything different than usual. If it helps, I am on a different computer than the one my iPod Touch is synced to, and have a few hundred dollars worth of music on it, so restoring is out of the question. Is there ANYTHING I can do?
  2. phillipdunlap macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2010
    If iPod touch doesn't appear in iTunes or you can't sync iPod touch

    * The iPod touch battery might need to be recharged. For information about charging iPod touch, See "Charging the Battery" in the iPod touch Features Guide.
    * If that doesn't work, disconnect other USB devices from your computer and connect iPod touch to a different USB 2.0 port on your computer (not on your keyboard).
    * If that doesn't work, turn off iPod touch and turn it on again. Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button on top of iPod touch for a few seconds until a red slider appears, then drag the slider. Then press and hold the Sleep/Wake button until the Apple logo appears.
    * If that doesn't work, restart your computer and reconnect iPod touch to your computer.
    * If that doesn't work, download and install (or reinstall) the latest version of iTunes from www.apple.com/itunes.
  3. epic0kyle thread starter macrumors newbie


    Jun 15, 2010
    None of these suggestions will work, because I have tried them all. I can't even turn off my iPod Touch because no screen appears to be able to slide the slider.
  4. tadad1 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 20, 2008
    Try a hard reset by pressing and holding both the home and start buttons simultaneously for around 30 seconds or so and see if it reboots.

    If you press the Home button, and then swipe the slide to unlock gesture do you hear the unlock sound?

    If so your LCD or its backlight may have failed and need replacing.

    Its hard to pinpoint the exact problem, it could be the mainboard or the battery may have collapsed and is no longer holding a charge.
  5. MuzikListner macrumors newbie


    Dec 8, 2007
  6. epic0kyle thread starter macrumors newbie


    Jun 15, 2010
    I did the holding the Home and Power buttons down. After like 10 seconds the Apple logo came up and I let go. Is it okay to let go then?

    Edit: The lock screen came up and my iPod Touch works perfectly now, thanks!

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