Cleaning the iPod nav wheel!

in iPod + iTunes + AppleTV edited January 2014
A clever user has posted a solution to the dirty wheel problem <a href=" 8595502" target="_blank">here</a>.

PS this is also a shameless plug for my favorite iPod site, <a href=""; target="_blank"></a>.


  • Reply 1 of 7
    cosmocosmo Posts: 662member
    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.
  • Reply 2 of 7
    murbotmurbot Posts: 5,262member
    Nevermind that, how about cleaning the screen? It's almost freakin impossible without scratching the thing.

    And I thought the iBook was scratch prone...
  • Reply 3 of 7
    When mine gets dirty, I set the "hold" button and wipe the wheel down with an alcohol swab or towellette. Works for me.

  • Reply 4 of 7
    adam11adam11 Posts: 163member
    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=""; target="_blank"></a> . Hell, I even use it on my lcd camera and my HT projector.


  • Reply 5 of 7
    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.
  • Reply 6 of 7
    low-filow-fi Posts: 357member
    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.

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