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Lights up but doesn't display anything but horizontal lines

3 year old video iPod. Everything seems to work, but the display. It lights up, but only shows a blank screen with horizontal lines. I have already reset it, but still the same. Thanks for your help.

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    ironman123 May 11, 2010

    I know this isn't the kind of solution you're looking for so I won't even label it as a solution but...


    if the horizontal lines are in a relatively disorderly pattern, your LCD screen is probably broken or one of the chips inside that controls it is fried. don't know what to tell you.


    when you press buttons, does it respond with any kind of sound through the headphones. does the messed-up image on the screen change?

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A few things to try... Get another ipod and back up (using the menu button) to the first menu list you can,( should show the Music, Movies, ect list) and then do the same to your broken ipod. Follow the good ipod with the broken ipod and open a song. (just to clarify, you are using the good ipod to know what to press in the broken ipod because you can't see the screen). Now use your headphones to see if it is playing. If it works, your LCD is dead or depixelated. A screen replacement is necessary. You can find one on eBay for around $25 or someone to do it for you possibly on Craigslist.
If this doesn't work and it doesn't sync right to your computer then *********** board may be the culprite. Unfortunately this is the second most expensive part to replace. If you don't want to deal with it sell it on eBay/craigslist and put the money towards a new one.

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