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Why doesn't my click wheel respond?

click wheel and center button do not work. however, it does work sparatically when i press quite hard. the center button still doesn't work.

second gen ipod click wheel and centre button does not work

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Actually, on the 2nd Gen Nano, none of the buttons are on the logic board (see step 20 of the teardown). The clickwheel is an entirely separate part, and just a cable runs to the logic board for all the click/scroll input.

The clickwheel is your starting point to replace.

Unfortunately, this iPod was created when Apple started getting a bit adhesive-happy. The click wheel is held in place by a metal bracket stuck to the casing with strong adhesive. If you endeavor to replace just the click wheel, make sure you have a STRONG adhesive handy, or else the click wheel will just collapse into the iPod when you push it. If you replace the case assembly, make SURE the place you get it from includes the click wheel attached to the case assembly.

If replacing the click wheel doesn't fix your problem, all signs point to logic board, unfortuantely.

I hope this helps!

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most likely, the clickwheel is damaged, the buttons that are being pressed, are actually on the logic board, and not on the clickwheel itself, so that would explain why the buttons work but not the wheel itself, the center button might be stuck. if you decide to replace the clickwheel, check for obstructions of the buttons, if something is wrong with them. The cable that connects the clickwheel is probably broken, or disconnected, I believe that iFixit has a repair guide for these ipods.

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Actually, on the 2nd gen Nano there are no buttons on the logic board. Please see my answer for further information :)


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I have a fourth generation i pod nano and the same things happened to me. I could only work my click wheel when it was plugged into my computer or my ipod dock. I reset it a million times and restored it, that also didn't work. I literally plugged my usb cord into the ipod and didnt even plug it into anything and that got it to work (but still wont work if I unplug it). I'm not sure how long that will last but ya thats the only thing I have found to work.

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