Shiny clickwheel

Discussion in 'iPod' started by vvv, Sep 10, 2006.

  1. vvv macrumors newbie

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    Ok, I sent my ipod in for repair under a store's extended warranty, well they sent me what I assume is either a new one or a refurbished one, anyways, for somereason the clickwheel is very shiny, and it's kind of annoying. I think it might be a film over it to protect it, I've been trying to get it off, but I'm affraid to go after it to agressively, I don't want to damage it.

    Anyways, has anyone here seen something like this? It's hard to tell where the wheel is, it's so slick.

    thanks.
     
  2. Xeem macrumors 6502a

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    Photos, please! I don't think I've heard of this problem before, but I'm sure somebody here probably has.
     
  3. Sutekidane macrumors 6502a

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    There are 2 versions of the click wheel, made by different manufacturers. I think the shiny one is earlier.
     
  4. vvv thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh well, that kinda sucks, I don't like it as much as the other one.

    Here is a pic.
     

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  5. nitynate macrumors 6502a

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    Yep, you got one of the earlier iPod 5g's!



    Too bad.


    It plays music, no?
     
  6. macOSX-tastic macrumors 6502a

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    yes, it doesn't play music. or does it? hmmm...

    :D
    (continuing philosophy from another thread)

    S
     
  7. Unorthodox macrumors 65816

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    Akk!
    Turn the flash off!

    That is shiny.
    You would think black iPods would be very unreflective
     
  8. luckylisp macrumors 6502

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    I actually like the shiny wheel better. I think your finger sticks to it a bit better and makes it easier to control.
     
  9. laidbackliam macrumors 6502

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    i don't like the 5g ipod as much as my old 4g.

    the gui seems slower. it still works well, but it just seems slower for some reason.
     
  10. nicque macrumors regular

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    same here, but the battery seems alot shorter than my old g4.
     
  11. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    Thats exactly why i dont like the shiny ones. I like my finger being able to slide over the wheel without sticking to it
     
  12. luckylisp macrumors 6502

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    Well, I have the newer matte one and I don't like it because it's harder for me to control for some reason. I have covered mine with the Martin Fields wheel cover which makes it more glossy and it works better for me that way.
     
  13. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    Guess im glad they made both varieties!
     

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