Why won't my backlight work?
It has been a year since this incident, but I am going to do my best to recount everything that transpired that day when my iPod 3rd Gen. went offline.
One day I was taking a shower & folding up my pants (don't ask why, I just was). While doing so, I forgot that the iPod was in my pocket and it quickly fell from my pocket into the toilet bowel which was left opened for it to be welcomed easily into... Sadly, even more so, the iPod was turned on and was kept on for a few seconds after the incident. After retrieving it, I promptly turned off the device, shoved it into a bag of rice, & locked it away within the confides of my closet in hopes that it would once again come alive.
About two weeks later, I turned on the device to try it out. Aside from noticing a loss of battery life (the iPod barely holds one days worth of charge now), the backlight to the iPod stopped working completely. I can see my iPod screen under bright light - the 'slide to unlock' text, the apps, everything is visible with a bright light in the background. But nothing can be seen in a dark room because there is no backlight anymore. To my dismay, I set out on a search to redeem this fallen ally of mine.
I found this place (more so, my fiancee found ifixit.com & shared it with me), and so my conquest to fixing my iPod had been resolved (or so I thought)! I replaced my LCD screen perfectly through the help of your tutorial & then restarted my iPod! But nothing changed... The backlight still remained broken & it was like I hadn't even done anything...
So my question is: Is it possible to redeem this broken iPod without throwing away more money than it's worth? Or would it be more financially appropriate to buy a brand new iPod 3rd Generation? If it's going to cost the same, why not go all out, ei?
Whatever your suggestions or advice, thank you for taking the time to answer my question! Good day to you all!