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2nd Gen Ipod Touch screen just went dim

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Tim Reisinger Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)
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Nov 4, 2010 6:33 PM
On my 2nd gen ipod touch my screen just went dark, no "backlight" or brightness. I'vwe turned off the auto brightness, I've restored the whole ipod and I am running iOS4.1. Up until today I have had no problem like this. I, of course, can't find anything on the forums similar to this. When I bring the ipod out of sleep I have a lit screen until I slide the bar to unlock, then boom no light. If I catch the screen in the right light I can see the apps, but other than that, NO Deal. Is there a fix??? Is anyone else having this problem???

thanks
Tim
eMac 800mhz, Mac OS X (10.4.11), Dell Windows XP
  • IpodTouchUser61 Calculating status...
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    Nov 4, 2010 6:37 PM (in response to Tim Reisinger)
    is it jailbroken? i jailbroke my ipod and sometimes it glitches and does the same thing. But maybe it's an iOS glitch, i'm not sure.
    N/A, iPhone OS 3.1.2
  • iClickWheels Calculating status...
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    Nov 5, 2010 7:51 AM (in response to Tim Reisinger)
    The Same thing has happened to my 2nd generation iPod Touch. I tried restoring it a few times and the backlight still will not work. I also tried putting the ipod in recovery mode then restoring it, but that did not help at all. I also reset it in it's settings menu, with no luck.

    Can anyone help with this situation?

    -Not Jailbroken, iOS 4
    iPod Touch, iOS 4, iPod Touch 2nd Generation
  • litlewolf2 Calculating status...
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    Jan 3, 2011 5:19 PM (in response to Tim Reisinger)
    Mine is having a similar problem. But it's always dim now. It started by going dim just a few times. Now it won't go back to bright. Luckily I got a extended warranty through the store I bought it from since mine expired a few weeks after I had the problem. Now it's just a matter of sending it in and dealing with not having it for awhile.
    Ipod Touch 2nd Gen., iOS 4
  • thebossbot Calculating status...
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    Mar 4, 2011 10:30 AM (in response to Tim Reisinger)
    Same Problem here. running 4.2.1 and screen randomly went super dark. restarted, updated, restored, etc. nothing helped. It spontaneously recovered once after 4 hours and was fine for about 20 hours and then went dim again and has stayed that way for 2 days and counting.
    Alienware, Windows 7
  • PD Alvarez Calculating status...
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    May 10, 2011 5:54 PM (in response to Tim Reisinger)

    Playing angry birds by any chance!!?

  • tonyfromwichita Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 26, 2011 9:10 AM (in response to Tim Reisinger)

    I tried that, it didn't work.

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