Model M8541 / 5 or 10 GB hard drive / scroll wheel physically turns

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Click wheel doesnt turn, where can I find an replacement?

I have a 1gen Ipod, the original. It doesnt power on so I have purchased a battery and will install it asap. The headphone jack was damaged and I have already replaced that aswell. My new problem is the scroll wheel and it will not work. Im a little scared to remove it and check it but it seems to have dust. Can it be replaced and where can I find one. It seem like it has been discontinued. Please help.

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Oldturkey0, thanks a million for the info, I purchased a second 1st gen ipod in much better shape then the first. I'm trying to restore both mostly because of sentimental value, one for my wife and one for me. I have checked and the website does anounce click wheel repair for 59 bucks. Its not cheap but I'm happy that someone does work on my particular problem. also works my 1st gen Ipod, thanks a million times. I have spent this past week trying to find someone that could at least work on this because I didnt think I would find the wheel. I will call both companies tomorrow. I will update when i get my ipod repaired.


Thank you for accepting my answer. I like that generation iPod myself. Wishing you and your family all the best.


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This is very difficult to find, trust me. I needed one for repair a few month back and was searching hi-and-lo. The only two that I found online are and and as you can tell, not cheap at all. I ended up getting an old ipod of eBay and cleaned the click wheel and cables and got it working. dust really should not interfere to much with it (depending on the amount of dust) So, I'd suggest try eBay, Craigslist and the local pawn shops. Good Luck and let us know what you find.

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