Cleaning iPod Wheel

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Mach D, Sep 28, 2004.

  1. Mach D macrumors newbie

    Aug 18, 2004
    I have a 4g 40GB iPod and I noticed the wheel is getting dirty. How do you go about cleaning it without ruining it in some way?

    I ran a search for iPod Cleaning and didn't come up with anything.
  2. earthtoandy macrumors 6502

    Jan 18, 2003
    the surface of the wheel? i would think a qtip and alcohol would work really well
  3. dotnina macrumors 6502a

    Aug 19, 2004
    Doesn't the wheel also serve as a touchpad? (Sorry, iPod-deprived soul here.)

    If that's the case, clean it the way you would any other touchpad. I use a lightly dampened (not dripping wet) paper towel. If for some reason that's not enough, I put a dot of soap on my finger, work in into the paper towel and clean the touchpad with that.

    Be careful what you use ... don't use Lysol, for example, or anything too abrasive.
  4. realityisterror macrumors 65816


    Aug 30, 2003
    Snellville, GA
    i would use a lint-free cotton cloth rather than a paper towel just because the paper towel is so rough... it could make more scratches..

    good luck,
  5. andysmith macrumors 6502

    Sep 24, 2004
    West Mids, UK
    I just use a damp cloth - it gets off most dull marks on the click wheel.

    And if you have scratches on the plastic, I can't recommend Brasso Metal Polish enough - it's fantasic - I haven't got a single mark on the front of my iPod, even though I use the Apple case.

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