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Unresponsive clickwheel

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InuNacho Calculating status...
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Feb 24, 2008 10:37 PM
I know that the Classic has some bad issues with the clickwheel and everything. What mine does is that it will freeze in place until I press one of the buttons.
For example, if I open the Videos option on the main screen, everything will load but the clickwheel is completely unresponsive until I press any of the buttons.
My friends Black 160 has more stuff on it but doesn't have the problem. Could my clickwheel be damaged.
I've been having to manually press the buttons since I first got it back on Christmas, so will my warranty cover it if it turns out to be a defect?

Thanks for looking
Power Mac G4 (AGP) 500mhz 80GB Silver Classic-home of over 1000 podcasts, Mac OS X (10.4.11), My LCII's CPU went kaplewy and died
  • SithLordDarth Level 1 Level 1 (95 points)
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    Feb 25, 2008 9:58 AM (in response to InuNacho)
    I found updating my firmware to 1.1.1 made the click-wheel more responsive. There are other posts here that have confirmed it as well. Have you ever thought of updating your firmware?
    Custom built PC, Windows XP Pro, iPod classic 160GB, Bose in-ear headphones (44437), iPod Shuffle 512MB
  • Michael Kozlowski Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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    Feb 25, 2008 2:25 PM (in response to InuNacho)
    I am having a similar problem on the 160 gb Classic. Now, however it has expanded to a different problem: the whole thing is frozen. Nothing seems to work, even a reset. What are the 5Rs?
    Ipod Classic 160 GB, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
  • Michael Kozlowski Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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    Feb 28, 2008 10:29 AM (in response to InuNacho)
    Thanks
    Mac OS X (10.4.2)
  • Gaboc Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Feb 28, 2008 12:51 PM (in response to InuNacho)
    Same here. Come on apple!! fix it!! This *****!
    Athlon 4600 x2
  • daicin Calculating status...
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    Feb 29, 2008 5:19 PM (in response to SithLordDarth)
    My click wheel on 30 gig iPod classic does not work well. Where do I find the firmware 1.1 update?
    g4, Mac OS 9.2.x
  • Bryan Sam Calculating status...
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    Apr 23, 2008 12:50 PM (in response to daicin)
    My iPod has the same problem and has the same (1.1.1) firmware.
    It's driving me nuts! everytime it comes out of standby my ipod's just frozen.
    But i know its not the actual ipod its really the clickwheel because my other buttons still work. My display is still functional because my music's progress bar is still 'progressing' haha..
    Is there nothing we could do except wait for an update from apple?

    Take care ya'all..

    edit: ill try reinstalling the 1.1.1 update a few times, maybe it'll work ill let you guys know.

    Message was edited by: Bryan Sam
    Windows Vista
  • Bryan Sam Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 23, 2008 1:00 PM (in response to Bryan Sam)
    okay, that reinstall didn't really do anything. its still not really functional.
    Let's hope apple releases an update soon!
    Windows Vista
  • markita1 Calculating status...
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    Apr 29, 2008 5:20 PM (in response to SithLordDarth)
    So I'm kind of new to all this. How do I go about upgrading my firmware since I too am having all of the above click wheel issues. Totally blows as my nano was pretty trouble free!!
    Dell Inspiron, Windows XP
  • Bryan Sam Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 30, 2008 11:13 AM (in response to markita1)
    in your case it was better to NOT upgrade your iPod than rather to a somehow fixing update.
    i guess if i hadnt updated my iPod it would still function normally.. atleast on the clickwheel case.
    Windows Vista
  • bro6869 Calculating status...
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    Apr 30, 2008 2:52 PM (in response to InuNacho)
    Hi, I am new at this but I have a simalar problem with my iPod. It is a 4GB,silver with a white click wheel. The Click wheel works but the whole thing is frozen. I have tried all the 5R's and several other things but it is still stuck. The face shows the list of songs but noting moves. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
    Viao, Windows XP
  • Bryan Sam Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 1, 2008 12:32 AM (in response to bro6869)
    im sorry, but i have to say the following:

    Your iPod too?? Join the club...
    Windows Vista
  • Victor Romero1 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    May 8, 2008 9:47 AM (in response to markita1)
    You need to connect your iPod to your computer and launch iTunes, it will prompt you if you want to upgrade to the new firmware... the rest is easy. I recommend that you upgrade every time so that you have the latest firmware in your iPod. Now the latest update is 1.1.2 and it should correct some of the problems people are experiencing with the click wheel, etc.

    Good luck!
    Dell Dimension 9200, Windows XP, iPod Classic 160GB and iPod 5.5g 80GB
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