Tip & How-To about Apple iPod touch

How do I clean iPod Wheel?

Dirt and fingerprints are easily visible on a white iPod with a Click Wheel, but the wheel is a delicate piece of technology you should be careful when cleaning. It serves as a touch pad, which consists of electricity and mechanics that you do not want to hurt.


1. Connect your iPod and turn the lock, so you do not accidentally turn the power on during cleaning.


2. Dip a cotton swab or a ball in rubbing alcohol or isopropyl alcohol, 80 percent found in any pharmacy, and squeeze out the excess. You can also use a lint-free cloth.


3. Swab, ball or cloth around the Click Wheel until the dirt or fingerprints are gone. If this fails, consider using a small amount of glass cleaner on a clean swab instead.


4. Dry the click wheel with a dry towel.

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try all this and fix it. God bless you

Hold switch on

Before delving into the guts of your iPod, check to make sure the hold switch isn't activated. If the hold switch is on, the iPod will ignore any input on the click wheel and refuse to do anything. If your iPod's problem isn't so easily solved, read on.

Drained/bad battery

If your iPod won't turn on, especially if it has not been used recently, you may simply have a drained battery. Plug your iPod into your computer or AC adapter and see if anything happens. Ideally your iPod will recognize it has been connected to a power source and charge its battery. If it will no longer charge, the battery must be replaced.

Bad display

It is possible that it appears nothing is happening because the display is bad. If you hold the iPod up to your ear you should be able to hear the hard drive spinning. If the iPod sounds like it is working properly but nothing is visible, it is possible the display is bad and must be replaced

Bad logic board

If your iPod does nothing when plugged into a computer, the problem most likely lies in the logic board.

Bad click wheel connection

If the click wheel is not seated correctly, it is possible that the iPod will not boot. Be sure that the bar on the click wheel is completely flipped down to ensure a positive connection.

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ipod nano glass install


  1. Work in a clean, dry, and dust free area

    iPod mini - remove the top white plastic plate and the screws and retaining bracket beneath it with computer safe plastic pry tool and screw driver. Then slide the metal casing off, while placing light pressure on the center of the click wheel to disengage it from the casing. Slide the entire insides out of the casing, completely expose the inside of the ipod.
    All other iPods, remove the upper half of the plastic cover using computer safe plastic pry tool to expose the inside of the ipod.
  2. Now that you have exposed the iPod's innards, you should see the LCD screen in it's bracket with a single cable connecting it to the mother board coming off one side. Unplug the old LCD screen and set it aside.
  3. Plug the new LCD screen in exactly where you unplugged the old screen and place the new screen carefully in its casing or frame.

    *Now you can carefully plug in the iPod cable to test your work. If it is not working uplug the USB cable and check all your connections again, making sure the wiring is not twisting or pinched. Once you have checked and corrected the problem, retest it. (If it is still not working the LCD screen might not be your problem.)
  4. iPod mini - Carefully slide the iPod inside it's metal casinng, taking care to put gentle pressure on the click wheel to guide it into place. Then replace the retaining bracket and screws and replace the white plastic cover. Now you're done! Enjoy an iPod brought back to life.

    All other iPods- simply align the top panel and snap it back into place, being careful not to pinch any cables - or your fingers!

    Now you're done, and you have breathed new life back into your iPod for many more hours of fun watching and listening. Enjoy!
WARNING:
Make sure you purchase the exact screen you need. They can often be purchased online fairly inexpensively. Search around for the best deal you can get for your money.
  • Plastic tools specially designed for working on iPods can also be found for a few cents to a few dollars easily online.
  • Always work in a clean, dry, dust-free area
  • Always observe electrical safety precautions when working on electrical or computerized devices.
  • Remember that if your item is under warranty, working on it yourself may void the warranty, so if you have a pretty new iPod check with apple first to see if they will fix it for you for free under warranty!
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    80 GB Ipod Classic shows locked and click wheel not working


    Slide the switch on the top of the ipod to where it shows white instead of orange. If it is already off hold, then you may have a broken hold switch.

    Aug 10, 2009 | Apple iPod MA446LL/A MP3 Player

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    Microsoft mouse wheel sticky


    yes it is possible but be careful doing so. There are some very tiny springs and some very delicate metal wheels and such inside that can be very easily bent. I would suggest a can of compressed air blown in and around the wheel to try and dislodge any dirt or dust that has gotten in there. You can usually find a can at staples or even home depot.

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    I-Pod wheel broken?


    To reset an iPod with a Click Wheel, including: ipodnano3.jpg ipodclassic.jpg icon_ipod_5g.gif ipodnano2.jpg ipodnano.jpg ipodphoto.gif ipodg4.gif ipodmini.gif
    • iPod nano (3rd generation)
    • iPod classic
    • iPod (5th generation)
    • iPod nano (2nd generation)
    • iPod nano
    • iPod with color display (iPod photo)
    • iPod (Click Wheel)
    • iPod mini
    • iPod mini (2nd generation)
    1. Toggle the Hold switch on and off. (Slide it to Hold, then turn it off again.)
    2. Press and hold the Menu and Center (Select) buttons simultaneously until the Apple logo appears, about 6 to 8 seconds. You may need to repeat this step.
    Tip: If you are having difficulty resetting your iPod, set it on a flat surface. Make sure the finger pressing the Select button is not touching any part of the click wheel. Also make sure that you are pressing the Menu button toward the outside of the click wheel, and not near the center.
    If the above steps did not work, try connecting iPod to a power adapter and plug the power adapter into an electrical outlet, or connect iPod to your computer. Make sure the computer is turned on and isn't set to go to sleep.

    Dec 06, 2007 | Apple iPod MA446LL/A MP3 Player

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