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Black blob on nano screen

Something must have smushed the screen of my nano while it was in my backpack. It works, but a black blob is hiding about half of what's on the screen. Any fix or do I have to replace it (or use it blindly)? THANKS!

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Re: Black blob on nano screen

Ifixit can help!
They have parts for sale and step-by-step instructions on how to replace it.

Posted on Nov 10, 2007

Re: Black blob on nano screen

Sorry to say, but there's really no viable way to repair a cracked/broken LCD screen, you'll just have to fly blind for the time being.

However, Apple is usually pretty diligent with these kinds of problems, and you can probably get a replacement (for a fee) No guarantees though, good luck!

p.s. If you feel like you're pretty proficient with electronics, you can check here for info on DIY replacement parts.

Posted on Nov 10, 2007

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