ipod wheel acts stupid

Discussion in 'iPod' started by iPowers, Apr 27, 2007.

  1. iPowers macrumors 6502

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    When I try to scroll down to choose songs and stuff, it sometimes won't let me scroll down and acts glitchy. I have to use lock it for a few seconds, and unlock it to temperally make it work.

    This happens for some reason when I use it as a backup drive on my computer.

    Anyways, what can I do to fix this without restoring the ipod (which even if I did do that, it will start doing it again). Ex. Some scanning program that is possible to have a scan option for ipods.

    Anything would be great. Thanks.
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    So are you saying you restored it already and the problem returned? Does the problem seem to be related to how hot the iPod is?
     
  3. pianoman macrumors 68000

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    what happens when you disable this feature (disable disk use)?
     
  4. triobot macrumors member

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    my wheel does that randomly... Go to Diagnostics mode... and go to wheel or what ever it is and see what's up with it !!!

    Hmmm might just get a new front panel...
     
  5. iPowers thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No. I did restore it once from windows to mac, but I know if I do restore it. It will eventually do it again. Mine does get hot, but not burning hot, just warm.

    what do you mean by diagnostics mode? Like using disk utility?
     
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I'm not trying to be precocious (it comes naturally), but how do you know the problem will return? Also, if it's just warm then it's probably not heat related. At least we can rule that out. :)
     
  7. iPowers thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I will continue using it the same way I used to and that problem will come back.
     
  8. iPowers thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Good news. I used disk utility's scanning program and did repair disk and now it works fine without having to do anything.

    Although if anyone finds some program or somedthing for the future, let me know.
     

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