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On-off switch stuck on second generation Shuffle

3051 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Jan 11, 2010 12:58 PM by Frank F. RSS
Robert Arnold5 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Dec 24, 2009 9:07 AM
My on-off switch can barely be moved. It's gotten worse over time.
Now, a fingernail will break trying to move it. Even with a screwdriver
blade, it can barely be moved. Any solutions would be greatly appreciated.
(I bought a 3rd-gen Shuffle, but it's a disaster, as most people know by
now. So I really need to stick with my 2nd-gen.) Thank you. - Robert
iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
  • Frank F. Level 2 Level 2 (200 points)
    If the switch is stuck in 'On' position (or can be moved there just one more time) I would just leave it there and live with it. The iPod shuffle will automatically go from pause to sleep mode after a while and I think that the amount of battery charge wasted that way will be hardly noticeable in practice.

    Just make sure to lock the buttons after pausing playback and before stowing away the iPod to avoid that it resumes playback and runs down its battery due to a button being pressed accidentally.

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