iPod Classic 120gb - Clickwheel Help

Discussion in 'iPod' started by mkdisciple, Jul 20, 2015.

  1. mkdisciple macrumors newbie

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    Hello.

    I had an iPod classic 120gb for six years and it was going strong, however it was stolen from me a few months ago. I then recently bought another classic off ebay. It's the same model - 6th gen, 120gb. The iPod is flawless physically and that was the reason I bought it, but the clickwheel either needs too much pressure to spin or is unresponsive for periods of time. All five buttons work great, it's just the spinning of the clickwheel which can be unresponsive. I went to an iPod repair shop in Manhattan to have it replaced but the lady said that this is a hardward issue and not a clickwheel and replacing the clickwheel won't work. Is this true? Should I get a second opinion. I'd rather keep the iPod because it's in great shape otherwise.

    Please help. Thank You.
     
  2. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    Click wheels are cheap, less than 10 bucks so I would try replacing it to see if it helps.
     
  3. mkdisciple thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm not the most tech savvy and precise when coming to this type of stuff. Is it a difficult? The store was charging $40 to replace it.
     
  4. noodles5666 macrumors regular

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    It's not difficult but you may want to purchase an extra metal back. The 6th gen is a pain to get the backing off with out scratching it up. I mean if you are opening it up you might as well change out the HDD to an SDXC card and put a new battery also.
     
  5. rgarjr macrumors 603

    rgarjr

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    yeah the classic metallic face makes it hard to open it up without mangling the backplate or even the front. You also have to remove the logic board from the mid frame and it's held with strong adhesive.
     

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