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Wheel and buttons not working

I got some water on my ipod although not a lot and I let it dry out. Everything is working fine except the wheel and the menu and play buttons. The center button works fine. The menu, arrow, and play buttons DO work to some extent like when i play a song i can go forward and backwards with the arrow buttons and go back a song when i click the play button.. but if it's not on a song the play button will not work. The wheel kind of works and will go back and forth between options but i can't do a full cycle through the options. It's a bit jerky. I've reset the ipod and restored/updated it already. Thanks for the help.

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Theres possibly some water in there, Id recommend takeing the ipod apart and drying very carefully so there is no water anywhere. you can use a hairdryer also.

but thats after you have the circuitboards and others apart, make sure you dont break anything while opening

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRjLszFoNxU

dont get it too hot.

Posted on Apr 17, 2008

  • Ekse Apr 17, 2008

    remember you and only you are responsible for your actions, if you break the ipod I cant be hold responsible for your actions.

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