Display not lighting up?
My iPod Mini (2. Gen) has really tested my patience! I recently installed a new battery successfully but damaged the click-wheel connector along the way - a replacement has been ordered. In the meantime an iFlash adapter was ordered and arrived today.
I installed 128 GB of storage OK, but along the way the backlight on the LCD display seems to have stopped working. Normally the LCD lights up if the device is connected to power (or over USB to iTunes etc). Should be independent of software settings on the iPod. The LCD works otherwise, no obvious cracks etc.
I've restored the iPod again in iTunes/Music, but nothing has changed.
The entire time, I never went near the display ribbon cable or LCD display! I did have to disconnect and reconnect the iFlash adapter several times (as it is NOT very clear which was is "up" with respect to the orientation of the adapter! Could I have caused a short? I've check the ribbon cable for the display and cannot see any loose connection. I disconnected the battery and reconnected it as well.,.. no change.
Naturally, I would put the iPod into diagnostic mode, but I won't have a working click wheel for another week or two.
Asking here, as I would like to be sure I am making the right call about ordering a possible replacement.