Giriş

The click wheel receives the feedback of your fingers and transmits it to the logic board.

  1. Carefully insert a small flathead screwdriver in the seam between the metal casing and white plastic bottom Use the screwdriver to pry up the white plastic bottom bezel. Be careful not to damage the soft plastic with your screwdriver.
    • Carefully insert a small flathead screwdriver in the seam between the metal casing and white plastic bottom Use the screwdriver to pry up the white plastic bottom bezel. Be careful not to damage the soft plastic with your screwdriver.

  2. A small pair of snap ring pliers is the easiest tool to remove the metal retaining bracket.
    • A small pair of snap ring pliers is the easiest tool to remove the metal retaining bracket.

    • You can also use a flathead screwdriver to pry out the metal retaining bracket beneath the bottom bezel as shown. You can free the bracket by first pushing in the metal arms on the corners and then lifting the bracket.

  3. Lift the metal retaining bracket out of the iPod.
    • Lift the metal retaining bracket out of the iPod.

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  5. Use a spudger or the tip of your finger to carefully disconect the orange click wheel ribbon from the logic board.
    • Use a spudger or the tip of your finger to carefully disconect the orange click wheel ribbon from the logic board.

  6. Use a spudger to pull back on the small black plastic tab holding the click wheel in place.
    • Use a spudger to pull back on the small black plastic tab holding the click wheel in place.

  7. Continue to pull back on the black plastic tab, use your other hand to press down on the click wheel, and begin to slide it out of the iPod.
    • Continue to pull back on the black plastic tab, use your other hand to press down on the click wheel, and begin to slide it out of the iPod.

    • It's important to press down on the click wheel as you slide it out. Otherwise, the click wheel could be scratched by the iPod's metal casing. To prevent the click wheel from getting scratched during removal/installation, you can place some blue painter's masking tape over the click wheel. It can be easily removed with no residue after all is finished.

  8. Continue to slide the click wheel out until it is free from the iPod.
    • Continue to slide the click wheel out until it is free from the iPod.

Sonuç

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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iRobot

Üyelik tarihi: 24-09-2009

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Hi guys. I have problem with ipod mini click wheel. I allreadu order it new one, once i replace it its still problem with them. Once i press menu button or home button.My ipod reset.

See movie below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tJurNl5q...

Is this are problem with Click Wheel, or iPod mother board ?

info - Yanıt

I wonder if you ever got this resolved? I am trying to restore an old ipod mini and have the same issue.

martin8777 -

So, as soon as you press the menu or center button, it resets? Sounds more like a logic board problem. (Have you tried restoring it in iTunes?)

Daniel Korzhenevich -

yeah, tried that a number of times. also have swapped out the hard drive for a cf card with sd card in it and still get the same issue.

martin8777 -

I guess it must be the logic board as I can power it on by holding the menu button. With the original hard drive in, it just does nothing when I press buttons and with the cf card in, it resets as soon as I press anything.

It’s a real shame as its such a nice piece of hardware and I love to restore faulty gear back to working order.

Interestingly enough, it does work fine if I dock it on my stereo or ipod dock and I can move around the menus using that remote. Maybe it will just live in my basement docked on an old speaker I have down there.

martin8777 -

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