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My 4 GB ipod nano has a blank screen but still lights up, blank with NO logo and I can play songs there is just no way to see what you are doing. I unplugged the ipod and the screen has been lit and blank since. I;ve tried plugging it back into the computer and turning it off, but nothing is working. what do i do?

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  • Anonymous Aug 08, 2008

    I have the same problem on my 3 GB Ipod. What can I do?

  • Anonymous Aug 12, 2008

    Same problem as above - No screen - Or lighted screen with nothing there. Plays ok. I was out for a long run and it stopped half way. I thiught it just need a charge? Tried all the quick fixes. no Help!!

  • Anonymous Aug 13, 2008

    My ipod is a silver nano and it has a blank screen and when i plugged it up it still doesnt work.... what should i do

  • bassmis Aug 16, 2008

    My G4 Nano has a blank screen that lights up, but there is no list of songs

  • msf1177 Aug 20, 2008

    my ipod comes on and plays songs but the screen just lights up white with nothing on it

  • Anonymous Aug 20, 2008

    Same problem, I went to itunes and and restoring it, I will let you know if that works. Hope so I paid to much for it to stop working!

  • Anonymous Aug 25, 2008

    this is exactly what has happened. i got in my car, and the light was on, but no lists of any kind, and it has been lit up ever since, i tried plugging it into my computer, and it says on itunes it needs to be restored, but when i try, it says the attempt failed, or something of that nature.

  • jzero164 Sep 27, 2008

    i umpluged my ipod from my xbox 360 and it went to a blank white screen

  • mist-r Oct 02, 2008

    my ipod just came on 1 day with a blank white screen but it still plays music

  • Anonymous Oct 04, 2008

    My iPod nano 3G was working well then it just stopped working but the screen is light up as normal... I can hear anything and I can't shoot it down.. What should I do?

  • dude 2 Oct 14, 2008

    My iPod nano 3G was working well then it just stopped working but the screen normal... I can hear anything and I can't shoot it down.. What should is light up as I do?

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Your screen seems to be broken.

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Guest with solution #2 wins it!!! that worked for me.  The rest, useless!

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I umplugged my ipod nano from my xbox 360 and the screen went blank i can listen to music still but i cant see what i am doing

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Same problem

Posted on Sep 26, 2008

Symptom

  • Unit may make a series of short beeps on startup
  • Unit may boot to a blank white (backlit) display
  • Unit may boot to a blank dark display
Resolution
  1. Download and install iTunes 7.0 or later.
  2. Open iTunes.
  3. Connect your iPod to the computer via the iPod USB cable.
  4. The iPod will make a series of beeps and the display will light up with no image. If the iPod only beeps but the display does not light up, leave the iPod connected until the display lights up. This may take up to 15 minutes while the iPod charges.
  5. Reset the iPod by pressing the Menu and Center buttons for up to 10 seconds and release the buttons when you hear the beeps.
  6. Immediately after releasing the Menu and Center buttons, press and hold the Center and Play/Pause buttons for 5 seconds the release the buttons.
  7. The iPod should be visible in the iTunes Source pane. Select the iPod and Restore it from the Summary tab.
  8. If the iPod is not recognized in iTunes, retry steps 1-7.
  9. If you are still unsuccessful you can visit the Genius Bar at a local Apple Retail Store. Reference this knowledge base document number (303545) during your visit.
  10. Alternately, eligible iPods can be sent to Apple for recovery by visiting http://depot.info.apple.com/ipod/

Posted on Aug 20, 2008

Turn it on and off.. again and again

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Sounds like you may need a FREE ipod diagnostic test to test your screen and board.

Try us:
http://www.ipodrefresh.com

Posted on Sep 25, 2008

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SOURCE: My 4 GB ipod nano has a blank screen but still lights up

hey, select your model from this webpage and do all the steps it suggests.

If after all that the ipod still doesnt work properly contact apple or your dealer for more help.

http://www.apple.com/support/ipod/five_rs/

your screen might be bad.

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http://www.apple.com/support/ipod/five_rs/

your screen might be bad.

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