My new ipod earphone remote & mic... Not fully functioning?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by TheStew, May 25, 2011.

  1. TheStew macrumors member

    Mar 2, 2011
    Ok, so yesterday I bought these earphones because the standards that it came with were broke after 4 years of heavy use. I didn't know (but thought so) if the remote was compatible with my ipod. Now it seems that my 5G ipod (the one with the camera in the back) is compatible with it. Yet mine is only able to skip songs, play & pauze using the middle button. When I try the volume controls, I see the volume bar on my ipod but it doesnt change, when I try again it doesnt react anymore (no volume bar, standard screen), nor does the middle button work.

    Short: middle button works, when I use a volume button nothing works anymore..

    I guess I got a bad set? I tried blowing out dust out of my ipod but it didn't have any effect.
  2. samywamy10 macrumors regular


    Sep 15, 2010
    Melbourne, Australia

    Just take them to the Apple store. They'll trade them over, no questions asked.
  3. TheMacBookPro macrumors 68020


    May 9, 2008
    All the buttons & mic should work perfectly on the 5G nano.
    My Apple In-Ears have the same remote and work perfectly with mine.

    Take it to the Apple store- they should be able to swap it out no problemo.
  4. TheStew thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 2, 2011
    Ok thanks guys, wasn't really sure if they should work on 5G or not. Kinda weird that it responds after the first click, but not after the second. I'm returning them tomorrow.
  5. TheStew thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 2, 2011
    Ok, I recieved new earphones.. Guess what.. Same problem! Seems like my ipod itself is the problem here. Any advice besides blowing out dust? I'm not letting my ipod be 'repaired' for this volume adjustment fuction I didn't have before...

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