iPod Video Slide Lock broken

Discussion in 'iPod' started by podfuture, Nov 13, 2005.

  1. podfuture macrumors member

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    New video iPod has broken slide lock. The iPod is stuck in the locked position so I can't use it. Can't return it right now as I am on a trip.

    Anybody know how to unlock by software, or am I going to make a long flight without being able to watch Lost :)
     
  2. Konradx macrumors 6502

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  3. podfuture thread starter macrumors member

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    Pull it off, no pun intended.

    It's my second video ipod (wife took over the first one once she found 'Desperate HWs' on it).

    It seems to be a rare manuf defect. Just purchased yesterday and suddenly the slide lock had no resistance.

    I think the plastic tab that engages the hard switch must have broken off.

    Wow, is this the next big lawsuit. Ha... it has to be rare. I will exchange it when I get to destination.. just wondering if there is some tricky software code that can be used to unlock.
     
  4. drater macrumors 6502a

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    um, did you just answer your own question? hahaha! hope it works out for you...
     
  5. seamuskrat macrumors 6502a

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    SAME thing happened to my iPod 60 gig on a flight as well.

    I took it to the Apple store at my destination, and they had a black 60 in stock, and transferred all the data and sent me on my way in less than 30 minutes. I walked in to the Genius bar and showed them the problem, and they came back with a new iPod fully loaded with my music and tv shows.

    I was concerned that the slide tab broke after only a few hours of use. I used the tab maybe 4 times since I received the iPod. Kinda scary.
     

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