Click wheel on classic not working

Discussion in 'iPod' started by cdt168, Aug 17, 2008.

  1. cdt168 macrumors newbie

    Feb 2, 2008
    I have a 60GB classic. It's now 2 years old. I working in a very dusty environment (drywall taping). Over the last few months of using iPod at work, the Click Wheel has progressively become more dysfunctional. Now nothing on it except the button in the centre of the Click Wheel works.
    I'm up-to-date on software updates and my warranty is well over.
    Any recommendations on how I can somehow get the Click Wheel working? Any internal cleaning recommendations?
    If I do get it working or end up going out and buying a new iPod, any recommendations on a cover that would keep all dust out?
    Bill Gates:apple:
  2. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

    TwinCities Dan

    May 19, 2008
    Double Parked out front of the Courthouse
    Click wheel replacements are very common. You can find 'em cheap on ebay, its not too hard to DIY... ;) :)
  3. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    Well try scrubbing the click wheel with rubbing alcohol first. If that doesn't work, then it looks like you need a new click wheel which is a cheap replacement.
  4. MacBass macrumors 6502


    Aug 12, 2005
    La Crosse, WI
    The click wheel on my 80GB Classic doesn't respond immediately sometimes, however, after selecting an item, then pressing "Menu" will usually get the click wheel to scroll again.

    Do you have any warranty left?

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