iPod Classic worn/dirty click wheel

Discussion in 'iPod' started by kar120c, Apr 28, 2014.

  1. kar120c macrumors member

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    I received for gift a black 120gb Ipod classic, almost never used but with the click wheel which shows some worn or dirty areas.
    I tried to clean with damp cloth, tried with a isoprophilic alcol and cotton without any result.
    I have and old Nano 3g with White click wheel and it is still in mint condition.
    Is there anything I can do to restore my click wheel?

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  2. chrisl123 macrumors member

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    You could always replace the click wheel using new parts, but it's quite difficult.
     
  3. kar120c thread starter macrumors member

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    I know
     
  4. AT101ET macrumors 6502

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    Have you tried wiping it with a drop of water/soap solution?
    Make sure not to use much and rub it in well (not too hard though).
    E careful that water doesn't enter the iPod if you use it.
     
  5. kar120c thread starter macrumors member

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    I tried; no result
    I believe this is not moisture but the satin finish of the wheel ruined by the rubbing of fingers
     
  6. AT101ET macrumors 6502

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    Ahh. Sounds like the cause.
    I can suggest two things.
    One, replace the click wheel. May be risky so not worthwhile.
    Two, but a sticker on ebay to go over the ClickWheel. Pimp your iPod while you're at it ;)
     
  7. kar120c thread starter macrumors member

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    Sticker is a nice idea!! I forgot the availability of skins for this device,
    Thanks!
     

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