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IPOD will not Play and no control over center options

My IPod will not play. It is stuch on pause and I can'y get it to play again. I have tried lock and ub-lock which wirkd great. I can increase the bar line for volume but it will not move off pause. The battery is showing fully charge. Ihave the 160GB model.
I can't do anything with the center options except adjust volume. Bo Menu /next play or nothing.

Display and lock switch worke great

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  • chasbutler23 Jan 02, 2009

    My IPod will not play. It is stuck on pause and I can't get it to play again. I have tried lock and ub-lock which works great. I can increase the bar line for volume but it will not move off pause. The battery is showing fully charge. I have the 160GB model.
    I can't do anything with the center options except adjust volume. Bo Menu /next play or nothing.

    Display and lock switch works great.

    Hope this help clear up what my kid wrote.

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There are a few things that may cause this problem.
1) the click wheel could be bad. Find a Replacement
2) the motherboard could be bad
3) the click wheel center could have pushed in and turned causind it to stick. Make sure the center button moves freely and you can feel a click when it's pushed. if not you can open the ipod and realign the center button.

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