Model A1040 / 10, 15, 20, 30, or 40 GB hard drive / four touch-sensitive LED backlit buttons above touch wheel

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Which parts should I purchase?

I have a iPod 3G 40GB (Model:A1040) which clickwheel is not functioning. I can only have the "MENU" button, the "PLAY/PAUSE" button and the "CENTER" button work by pressing it hard and hold it for a while. other buttons and the wheel have no response at all.

In such situation, may I know which parts should I purchase? Front panel? Touchwheel cable? Or logic board?

Many thanks.

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Your first step should be to dismantle the unit and check for a physical cause, ie : perhaps a connector isn't seated properly. Corrosion could also cause this fault so look for signs of water damage.

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Since I am in Hong Kong where I can't get tools and parts easily. I would like to buy and ship required tools and parts in a single package.

Thanks for your help anyway. Maybe I should consider to buy the tools to dismantle my iPod first.


We buy almost all of our mobile phone & iPhone parts from China & Hong Kong, if you can't find parts & tools there you won't find them anywhere.


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