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My screen lights up but has a thin black line on bottom that is all it does it wont play or show display

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  • tammyash1 Oct 07, 2009

    My apple nano 4gb will charge and the screen lights up but has a black line aceoss the bottom and wont display the screen or play. I want to know if it could bw fixed or do I have to replace it.

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I don't have a definitive answer, but I have found that this issue is related to a failing screen. I also found Apple will replace, not repair, with another Gen 2 for $109.00 plus shipping. Can buy newest model for not much more. You can buy a new screen at ifixit.com, around $30.00, but the repair is rated as difficult.
At the age of this item the battery will be in need of replacement soon, the battery is connected to screen, makes sense to replace both in this case. I guess the question is, buy new or experiment replacing battery and screen. May save $50.00, may not.
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