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So I just ordered a new digitizer and middle frame for my 2nd Gen iPod Touch, wired everything up, and the digitizer is not recognizing any finger swipes.

I have not snapped the frame into place yet as I want to make sure I don't have to tear this thing apart again. The video's I've watched show that the digitizer "should" work when not snapped in.

Is there anything I should be looking for before marking this new digitizer as defective?

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  • thanks for the edit. I'm not used to not being able to create my own tags. Sep 3 '10 at 18:43
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Ended up ordering a new digitizer :-(

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  • Did it work ok? Feb 13 '13 at 4:28
  • yes, the first digitizer had a micro tear in the ribbon cable. Feb 13 '13 at 4:38
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If you're sure that it's cable is in correctly and it doesn't come up after a hard reboot (hold power button, slide to off, turn on again) - chances are it is defective or not the the right type. Not sure about ipods but the digitizers on iphone generations are listed as not compatible on parts websites!

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