How do you disconnect cable?

The old iPod USB cable had buttons on both ends of the part that connected to the iPod. You pushed the buttons, and then it was easy to disconnect the iPod from the cable. However, I just bought a new iPod nano, and the cable head does not have buttons, so I basically have to yank it out sideways. This seems very dangerous to the internals of my iPod.

Is there a simple way to remove the iPod from this new cable? Is there some part I should be pushing so that it will slide right out easily, and I don't have to yank it out and scratch everything up? Thanks.

  • Asked by Andrew S from New York
  • Jan 14, 2010
Apple 30-pin to USB Cable

Apple 30-pin to USB Cable

Product No Longer Available

1 Answer from the Community

  • Best Answer:

    Well, it's designed so that you shouldn't have to think about any of that. You just need to pull it out, if it resists a bit, that's fine (Up to a certain point, of course). I.e. nothing to press, just pull it out.

    • Answered by Espen H
    • Oct 22, 2010