Question about Apple iPod nano 3rd Generation

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My i pod 3rd gen. is jaked up i can listen to music fine but the screen is just white i tryed reseting it and it turns black then once i reset it again its back to white PLEASE HELP

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  • CTW1203
    CTW1203 Apr 25, 2008

    god damn help him

  • Anonymous Apr 27, 2008

    Have exactly the same problem. Resetting does not help nor downloading the firmware again through iTunes. Looks like I have to return it to the store.

  • ghislaine Apr 29, 2008

    my ipod wont come on and it wont play i dnt know why

  • CTW1203
    CTW1203 May 21, 2008

    ya i fell in the water with two mine and my bros but the other one is perfictly fine

  • tanner duncan
    tanner duncan May 11, 2010

    did you drop it on anything or has it ever froze up?????????

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Your screen is most likely damaged.

https://selfsolve.apple.com/GetWarranty.do

Posted on Apr 28, 2008

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