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The play/pause button on my 80GB Ipod classic has stopped working. as far as i am aware it hasnt been droped or had any rough handleing. any ideas?

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I have seen this.

One thing you can try is getting a can of 'air' see, the device gets 'buildup' underneath the click wheel causing it to not respond, and unless you know how to disassemble and clean, this is your alternate fix.

So... with the canned air, you have to be careful as when you spray it into device it will freeze things temporarily if you spray to much at a time, you must use quick direct sprays into and around the wheel, so quick spray, less than a second, wait like 40-50 seconds and doit again, working around the wheel.
hope it works!

Posted on Mar 21, 2011

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