the sleep button on my 6g nano started to get weaker, as if the click feeling when you push down on the button was not as sharp. this happened a few days before the button failed. it is as you say, stuck with the right side of the button all the way down and the left sticking up. uneven, and the ipod no longer functions because of the broken sleep button. this is disappointing as it is only one month old, and the button failed after about 3 weeks of heavy use.
I called the applecare support center a few days ago and the ipod was sent off yesterday to apple. I did not have to pay anything for shipping, and a delivery driver arrived with a box ready to put the nano in.
it was sent overnight delivery and today the apple status webpage says that they are processing an exchange for a replacement.
I have had two other ipods in the past that were used heavily for up to 3 years. when i say heavy it means used almost every day for audobooks and podcasts when in the car or on the train. the battery eventually wore out on those older ipods but nothing else ever went wrong. The buttons are still functioning as if new.
Like an hour ago i was listening some music, then i put the nano in my bed lfor 5 mins.. and then the sleep/awake button was like pushed down... i hope apple changes it!!!!
mmm BTW mine only had 2 weeks of use!!!
I have the same problem as in the start post.
One moment it worked, the other moment it didn't.
I returned it at the apple store, and 4 weeks later i had to come back because there was a problem with the service papers and some other ####.
Then they told me that there was a little scratch close to the sleep button (that wasn't there before, and nobody's knows what happened with the ipod in these 4 weeks).
Now they tell me they won't repair it because it was fallen before.
Now i have a device that costs €150,- and can't do a thing..