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Ipod 4th gen. the wheel does not work + I can't scroll through menu

My Ipod wheel just stopped working. Now I can't use the wheel at all.

Any suggestions?

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Re: ipod 4th gen. the wheel does not work + I can't...

You'll need to replace the click wheel. You can get one on ebay for about $10 and put it in yourself or let a repair shop do it for you for about $40.

This is a common problem on ipods.

Posted on Jan 29, 2008

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