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Ipod white screen

Hiya, I was wondering if you had any ideas on how to solve the problem I'm having with my sons 3rd Gen ipod? The screen is white when turned on and I cannot see any writing or icons. The ipod is recognised in itunes, plays the tunes on it and can be updated. Tried the 5 R's, I get a dark line across the screen but nothing else(different positions!) I've checked, unlugged and reconnected the connections inside and they seem to be fine. I was going to buy a screen replacement but don't want to go to the expense if its not faulty. I've checked around the net and apart from 'Zolved', can't find anything useful. I would be grateful for any suggestions you might have, thanks Gill

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  • tailpilot Jan 13, 2008

    I have the same problem on a 1st gen nano.......the bottom half of the screen went white......on the very bottom it is a mixture of white and image (lines) When you say rub the lcd with a cloth do you mean take it apart????? and if so how???

  • zytrese Apr 29, 2008

    the screen of my ipod turns white and i hard reset it nothing happened but it can play music and it recognized by itune

  • Anonymous Apr 29, 2008


    the screen is white.

  • Basura718 Jul 24, 2008

    Same thing. I have a 2nd gen ipod. White screen. Itunes recognizes it. Can play music but WHITE SCREEN at all times. Can't seem to find a solution online. I am not even seeing the apple pop up when trying to reset. Please help!!!!!

  • julianvasque Jul 26, 2008

    Ipod Nano 2G has a blank white screen with only a couple of horizontal lines showing. It will play music and the menu seems to toggle although I can't see it.

  • actt2004 Aug 18, 2008

    I have a white screen the IPOD is unresponsive. My computer has all indication the IPOD works. Help

  • Anonymous Aug 25, 2008

    I had the same problem at first, but i just kept restarting the ipod and it would work for a day or two and then the problem comes back again.
    now the computer doesnt recognise it nor can i do anything else with it
    basicly all it does is show that bank screen!
    I've lost all hope now, i just want to try and backup the songs on it somehow..

  • jaymispretty Aug 28, 2008

    i can play music but my screen is all white and i cant see nything

  • Anonymous Sep 27, 2008

    my nano 2nd generation has a blank white screen with a couple pinkissh horizontal lines. i can play songs, but can't see the screen. Help!

  • jell-O_jess Oct 26, 2008

    lol mine got pop in it, i have it in a ziplock bag with some rice,,the click wheel works, and i can hear it in the menu doing to click noise

  • mami2hottie Nov 13, 2008

    my ipod has a white screen it wont turn off just stays blank screen help please!!!



  • tbarrenada Jan 15, 2009

    exaclty the same issue as described above

  • Anonymous Feb 14, 2009

    my ipod is not working and the screen is completely white and it won't let me listen to songs.

  • Anonymous Feb 22, 2009

    my ipod it's the second gen and it's like frozen in a white screen it first started with white lines and know it's the hole screen sometimes when I connect it to my laptop it turns on but i cant listen to my music ??? HELP I think its the batery

  • miranda272 Feb 24, 2009

    i have a white blank creen and it wont let me restart the ipod or play any music

  • shortt stuff Mar 04, 2009

    my ipod nano has like a completely white screen but i can still listen to my music but i cant see anything-it drives me nuts,its like have a shuffle just $150 more it sucks.

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2009

    I have the white screen too

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2009

    my screen is all... white


  • nikolai_Fost Apr 08, 2009

    same problem.........how do u troubleshoot it

  • Anonymous Apr 09, 2009

    me to



  • gracegirl_27 Apr 18, 2009

    I have the white screen too, on my iPod nano. I use to be able to shut it off and turn it back on a few times and the text would come back on. Now it doesn't work at all and I lost my iPod Disc.

  • lesleyseers
    lesleyseers Aug 23, 2012

    I placed my iPod nano 3rd gen in the fridge for 5 minutes n voila! it works!!!! AMAZING!

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Reset the iPod:

  1. Turn the Hold switch on, then back to off.
  2. Press and hold the Menu and Select buttons for 10 seconds (until the Apple logo appears).
  3. You may need to repeat the reset several times.
If the reset doesn't help, then put the iPod into forced disk mode.


Put iPod into Disk Mode:

Apple suggests that you ensure your iPod is charged before following the next step. How exactly you check a charge on an iPod screen that is completely white has yet to be revealed. But hey, give it a shot anyway. Plug the iPod into a high-powered USB port, let it sit for 2 hours, then disconnect it. If you have a wall charger, plug in the iPod, then follow these steps while it is still plugged in.
  1. Turn the Hold switch on, then back to off.
  2. Press and hold the Menu and Select buttons until the Apple logo appears
  3. Immediately switch your figures to press and hold the Select and the Play/Pause buttons until "Disk Mode" appears at the top.

For a lot of people, this solves the problem. Connect the iPod to the computer and (assuming it shows up) reset the iPod again to get it out of Disk Mode. If at this point you still have the white screen, restore the iPod using the restore function in iTunes under the Summary tab (this will erase everything on the iPod and put it at factory settings).

Don't disconnect or eject the iPod until the store is totally done. After you think it's done, wait another five minutes.

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30 GIG. IPOD (w/Video),ah w/blank white screen
I've tried them all to no avail. Where is APPLE help support??? They have 1000's of customers with the same problem with their defective products and there's NO SUPPORT!!! This will definiatly be my first and last apple product I ever Buy.

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Its ur pixels...they are stuck..i have the 1gen ipod nano and the half my screens pixels went white...on the web i found out that if they are white that means they are stuck and if they are black then they are dead...dead has no solution...stuck can be gentally rubbed with a soft cloth...it should start to work or there are some videos to play to help fix them

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I just restored mine and did the reboot method and it worked alright. mine was caused by unplugging it from my laptop before ejecting it

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Hey, I just had the same problem a couple minutes ago. if i'm right, what i had is what you have, where it is a blank white screen and you can't do anything on it. What I did, is put it on unlocked mode, and wait for it to go to the black screen ( the screen it goes to when you haven't touched the wheel for some time ) and let it sit there for about 10 mins. That's what worked for me. It was back up and running for good. This happened I THINK because i had my ipod in my xbox 360 and turned it off when my ipod was still connected.

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Hey once i connect my ipod nano to the computer it doesnt turned on...

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I have the white screen too but a few seconds ago when I was reading ur question the apple sign popped up after connecting it to my comp. I think it got fixed when my itunes popped up & did my weekly back up now it works... try to back it up.

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Mine is white too. hav 5th gen.. waste of my money and effort on i pod..which wont be happening again!!! i only used it about 4 times within 6 mnths>>>>>> :(

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I had the same problem awhile ago. Restore it and then allow the iPod to fully charge. Leave it connected to a wall power-source for a day or two.

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So I have the white screen and the beeping. No amount of soft/hard reboots fixes the issue. Just sucks that I wasted my money on an 8gb piece of **** that lasted a whole 6 months. It was very well taken care of. At least I have the pleasure of taking a hammer to the piece of **** now.

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Haha

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So you can get some **** so you can get some *****?

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Ahhahahaha you ****

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