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Why is the 'Hold' button stuck on?

Weather the hold switch is on or off, it says on my iPod screen that its on and therefore wont respond to anything i do to control it. i'm EXTREMELY frustrated with this problem and any information on how to fix it would be much appreciated.

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Hi Karla

the hold button can be replaced:

iPod Classic Headphone Jack & Hold Switch Replacement

this site also sell parts:

iPod Classic (Thin) Headphone Jack & Hold Switch

But it's not an easy job to open the iPod, and there might be something else to do. Try searching the answers from the answers index page.

If you decide to replace this post might be helpfull:

happy hunting

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i have checked on some website (basic googling on how to fix hold problems) a few weeks ago it told me to open it up an there should be 3 round metal bits where the hold swith is an, if u solder them together then the ipod lock button should disappear and should stay open currently on the process of opening the ipod(nano)...will let you know on saturday when i have access to a solder an wether this works or not ...please let it work or otherwise more momney for apple haha

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