5th gen iPod: Centre button does not "click" anymore..

Discussion in 'iPod' started by doxavita, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    I've had my 5th gen 30GB iPod for about 5 years, so maybe this is due to the usage I've given to it.

    Today I noticed the center button doesn't have that "click" feeling anymore. The button still works, but not as comfortable as before. And it looks pressed down a bit.

    Can this be fixed? Can the iPod be opened and this button fixed again?
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    Most likely. Now, i have no idea how those buttons on the iPod are built. But this used to happen to me on game controllers back when i still played games and it was usually the rubber cushion beneath the button that was wearing out. Either that or dirt.

    So what i would do is replace the rubber cushion thing with one from a broken controller and clean the whole thing up.

    I realize is is absolutely no use to you but the same thing could apply to your iPod.

    There are lots of iPod classic repair videos on YouTube if you're looking to do it yourself. Sorry if this wasnt helpful. Good luck.
     
  3. doxavita, Jul 18, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2011

    thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    But the actual iPod can be opened to fix this? I don't see how...

    EDIT: Ohh Ok, I saw one of those youtube videos you mentioned. Can I just take it to the Apple store? How much do you think they'll charge for this fix?

    EDIT 2: Should I try to fix it myself?, any ideas how? , if not, where can I take it? And what would be a good price?
     

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