Bad backlight!

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  1. Yetiman

    Yetiman New Member

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    I need help!
    After recently spilling beer on my iPod touch (D'oh!), it's backlight stopped working. Everything else works fine, it's just the backlight.

    The iPod is out of warranty and would cost me an arm and a leg to replace. I tried replacing the LCD screen thinking that would solve the problem but to no avail. What is it thats causing this problem? And how can i fix it?
    Any answers would be kindly appreciated.

    Many thanks.
  2. rcfreak339

    rcfreak339 New Member

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    Ouch that sucks, did you check the white paper under in the headphone jack? If it has turned pink then there is water damage and Apple will jot exchange it, But if it's white the Apple should exchange it as long as it is under the one year warranty.
  3. Yetiman

    Yetiman New Member

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    Yea, the paper is pink and the warrantee expired last november. But thanks though...
  4. heranker

    heranker New Member

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    I have the dead back light problem too. Yes, my headphone jack is pink. I replaced LCD module, still no backlight. I tried countless resets and restores, still no backlight

    Now I was thinking of:
    - Downgrade firmware to 1.4.* and see what happends. Probably dead end.
    - jailbrake it and install "backlight toggle" app. It should be using the same internal triggers, so I rate it dead end.
    - Light sensor (behind gray spot in top left corner) could be broken.
    - wire up lcds for the backlight to a different curcuit. This option is starting to sound more and more interesting.
  5. Mooner93

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    i realize this is from awhile ago but did anyone ever find a solution?
  6. heranker

    heranker New Member

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    I ended up wiring up backlight LEDs to a new DC/DC boost regulator. Obviesly, backlight ended up being on full all the time. But its better than a device you cannot use.
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    ouch.... soz to hear
  8. J-Phone

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    why the hell bring this back? its almost a year old
  9. vaizard01

    vaizard01 New Member

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    Hi heranker,

    How did you fix your LCD? Can I see the circuit? Thanks!
    please send it to admin@vaizard.com
  10. maestrochiller

    maestrochiller New Member

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    So basically it is working, but on full strength? if so, could you please show me how? (i've got the same problem) mail me at maestrochiller@gmail.com

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