iPod click wheel when fingers are wet

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in iPod + iTunes + AppleTV edited January 2014
When i sweat or my fingers are even slightly wet, it is damn hard to get the wheel to spin properly. It skips all over the place instead, even when i just want to raise/lower the volume. Sometimes it even goes backwards. Is this a universal problem?

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    Happens to me as well, but have no clue whether or not it's universal. Of course it's usually the rain for me, rather then sweat but it's all wet regardless.
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    jeffdmjeffdm Posts: 12,949member
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    Originally posted by Tidelwav

    When i sweat or my fingers are even slightly wet, it is damn hard to get the wheel to spin properly. It skips all over the place instead, even when i just want to raise/lower the volume. Sometimes it even goes backwards. Is this a universal problem?



    I think the sensor uses a capacitance to tell where the pad is being touched. Excess moisture can cause problems with this because it either bleeds the natural human capacitance or misdirects it.
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