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IPod Nano 4G (5G?) repair

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So recently I was at a friends house and saw an orange iPod nano 4g sitting near his TV... 
I knew he had recently gotten an ipod touch so I said "Is that your old iPod?"
He responded "Yeah..."
I asked "Is it broken?"
"Yeah."
"Can I have it?"
"Sure..?"
"THANKS! AWESOME!"

So the journey began to figure out what's wrong.
I was heading to school so no time to plug into itunes that morning, so while at school I fiddled with it...
upon switching hold on and off it would give the apple symbol then say "plug into PC" or something along those lines.
Got home that day, first thing did a restore!
Guess what! I see the menu!
...What's this? I can't control the menu?
So the buttons are broken!

This instructable (my first) explains a fix for if your buttons are not working, along with the "spinning the clickwheel" motion or whatever you call it...
Or to put it short

This fixes problems where NO CONTROLS work except hold switch.

ITEMS NEEDED
Broken iPod
Needle, Pin, Razor, xActo, or something else really sharp. I used a small sewing needle i found in my mom's closet...
and a playing card you are willing to cut up
Scissors, Razor, xActo, something to cut said playing card!

Thats it, lets get started
 
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lrenzi3 years ago
awesome! thank you. i like your style but the formatting is a little messy (random new paragraphs and lines etc) all good. thanks for fixing my ipod!
imranh101 (author)  lrenzi3 years ago
Hey man, happy it fixed your ipod! I know that the formatting is kinda funky, but this is my first instructable (I think? hahaha...) and I coudlnt take pictures at the time so I think it's acceptable :)
Thanks for the comment, and be sure to show this to anyone who's ipod is broken like this because i fixed a few other peoples ipods the same way!