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Why does my menu button not work?

Why does my menu button not work?
The menu button on my 1st gen ipod doesn’t work properly. Everything else works fine: play/pause, scan forward/back, the wheel and the centre button are all fine. Sometimes if I press it hard in the right place the menu button will work but generally it doesn’t. Would it be a loose connection? Would be great if I could fix it without replacing anything


The buttons on this model just press contact points on the mainboard. Replacing the wheel assembly will most likely not resolve the issue. You’ll need to follow the logic board tear down guide to get the board out for inspection. If I were to guess it’s likely a broken or dirty contact pad under the menu button.

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