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Click Wheel My 20gb iPod click wheel has stopped functioning, so that I can't scroll through any of the menus. Anyone have a suggestion on how to fix this myself, since apple wants like $350 bucks to do it. Thanks.

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  • Anonymous Nov 13, 2007

    I'm experincing the same exact problem.. PLEASE HELP!!

  • CGervaso Dec 23, 2007

    I spilled soup on my iPod-- everything is working except for the click wheel... what do I do?

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  • beezhead Mar 16, 2008

    my 20gb click wheel is just cycling from apple logo to off repeatedly i am not able to reset the unit how can i remove and re-seat the battery?....



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This usually happens if the iPod wheel is defective, sometimes caused by getting in contact with water sometimes simply through wear and tear. If you're out of warranty, There are specialized online tutorials with iPod Repair instructions that will guide you through the steps of taking it apart and replacing the wheel altogether otherwise you'll have to send it to any third party iPod repair service and they'll replace the wheel for you.

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