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Cleaning the iPod nav wheel!

post #1 of 8
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A clever user has posted a solution to the dirty wheel problem <a href="http://www.xsorbit.com/users2/dennx/index.cgi?board=ipodgeneral&action=display&num=100 8595502" target="_blank">here</a>.

PS this is also a shameless plug for my favorite iPod site, <a href="http://www.ipodlounge.com" target="_blank">iPodlounge.com</a>.
post #2 of 8
Wouldn't the pieces that fall of the eraser as you erase clog up parts of the ipod?
I don't have an ipod, so i don't really know how much space there is between the wheel and machine, but i can only assume that the last thing you need is eraser bits clogging up the wheel.
post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 
Just take a small penknife and pop the wheel off first. It's really easy.
post #4 of 8
Nevermind that, how about cleaning the screen? It's almost freakin impossible without scratching the thing.

And I thought the iBook was scratch prone...
post #5 of 8
When mine gets dirty, I set the "hold" button and wipe the wheel down with an alcohol swab or towellette. Works for me.
Zack
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post #6 of 8
I recently bought some iKlear which apple support recommends for lots of products (ibook, G4, ACD screens etc). I have to htink that it would be perfect. Same company as <a href="http://www.KlearScreen.com" target="_blank">www.KlearScreen.com</a> . Hell, I even use it on my lcd camera and my HT projector.

Cheers
adam
post #7 of 8
The only problem I had on mine was the area around the wheel, where I simply would take a piece of paper, or the edge of a notecard, and spin the wheel a few times. It worked beautifully.
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Powerbook G4 12" 1.33ghz, 60gig hd, 1.25 gigs ram.

Powermac G4 "Sawtooth" 400 mhz, 80gig hd, 384mb of ram, Rage 128 Pro graphics.
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post #8 of 8
The best way to clean the iPod's wheel is to take it off and do it.

The wheel pops off just like key caps. I use a really thin knife to slip it under the groove, and tease it off. It will go back on without any problems.

AJ
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