iPod No Power On and Not Recognized by Computer
After using other's iPods for such a while, I decided to pick up an iPod touch 3rd gen 32GB. I love fixing things and tearing things apart, so I've got the heart to do it. But this iPod happens to have a big issue. No power at all. The digitalizer is cracked, and it appears that the LCD has some pressure damage. When hooked up via USB with a known good cable and known good USB port (because it charges a friend's iPod), it does nothing. The mac doesn't see it at all, and the screen doesn't show the fantist sight of life. I tore it down in 30 minutes thanks to the excellent tutorial on this site. The back-plate is really bad, so I'm replacing it. The LCD and digitalizer are probably going to be replaced to after I determine what is wrong. I must thank oldturkey for the link to that website.
Continuing, I am unsure what to do next. I am thinking I need to get a multimeter and get the voltages off of the battery to see if it is dead. Or, I need to hook it back up via USB and then read the voltages off of the mainboard, although I am unsure where I would do that.
EDIT JULY 23rd: I ended up selling this since. I tried soldering the battery, rather desoldering, and I couldn't get it. I bought an iPhone 3gs with water damage instead.