iPod 4G (20gb) unresponsive click wheel?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Mat246, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

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    So I've got a 4g iPod and it seems to be stuck at the language menu, i can restore it fine in iTunes but it won't let me select a language, also it won't let me do a reset on the actual iPod, is my click wheel broken?
     
  2. macrumors newbie

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    Are you able to scroll the dial but not able to click? This is often a symptom of a failing battery. The battery swells and puts pressure on the underside of the switch, preventing you from being able to click.

    I had this happen about 2 years ago to a 3rd generation iPod. I made a trip to the local battery store and bought a battery replacement kit for under $40 and it is going strong today.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    Unfortunately it doesn't register clicks or scrolls, everything else works it just the wheel.
     
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    Has anyone got any experience with this? I took the whole thing apart and nothing appears to be wrong, I guess il have to try a replacement wheel...
     
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    What did you end up doing about this? I would have said the same thing as MOjo-- seen the same problem before. Not even a little bulge on the battery?
     
  6. thread starter macrumors member

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    I bought a new click wheel and it fixed the problem, battery life is still good and no swelling. It was a very cheap fix and I'm happy it's now fully working.
     

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