ipod button trouble

Discussion in 'iPod' started by nutman, May 19, 2006.

  1. macrumors regular

    May 19, 2006
    hey. wondering if anyone here knows of how to fix an ipod that has unresponsive buttons.
    the menu button no longer works.
    the forward button sometimes activates the menu command, but also works to skip forward
    the back button works
    the play button skips backwards
    the menu button skips forwards.

    so yea. any help would be much appreciated.

    cant reset the ipod as the menu button doesnt work.

    and i have tried to reformat the ipod already.
  2. Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    If the reformat didn't help, then maybe take it to Apple, unless it's old and it's just had its day.
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

    May 19, 2006
    yea. its a little bit over a year now. had to take it to apple a few weeks ago cause apparently overclocking the computer causes teh firewire bus to become unstable. bother.
  4. macrumors 6502

    Feb 2, 2006
    NY state
    I wouldn't consider a little over a year old as being old enough for the buttons to stop working though..
  5. macrumors 65816

    redeye be

    Jan 27, 2005
    You could try going to the iPod's diagnostics menu to see if it's really the buttons that are failing.

    You could try replacing it (the clickwheel) yourself.
    Chez Apple it will cost you at least a nano when you're out of applecare.

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