iPhone Troubles
Old 02-11-2012, 04:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So my home button recently decided to quit working. I've tried letting my phone die and recharging it altogether, but that didn't help. I can get it to work occasionally but it's only by chance and persistence, and by persistence I mean rapidly pushing the button.

Is there any way I can fix this problem, or will I have to see if I can get it replaced?
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Old 02-11-2012, 05:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You can try cleaning it with rubbing alcohol, using a Q-tip. Or blowing into it to try to dislodge any dirt.
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Old 02-11-2012, 05:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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This used to happen with my blackberry when it had a trackball. thank god they got rid of those. Like Acie said, try cleaning it.
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Old 02-11-2012, 05:34 PM   #4 (permalink)
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It might just need to be reset as well.
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This first vid shows how to recalibrate your home button. The second one shows another option. See if either works for you.




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Thanks for the advise guys! I'll give them a try and check back later.
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This method seems interesting, but I'm not an expert at jail-breaking stuff. Wouldn't I need to press my home button at some point to jail-break my phone?
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Old 02-11-2012, 05:58 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Kids these days with their iPhones.
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You can try cleaning it with rubbing alcohol, using a Q-tip. Or blowing into it to try to dislodge any dirt.
Sounds like an old Nintendo trick to me
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Old 02-13-2012, 06:51 AM   #10 (permalink)
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i don't mean to hijack your thread DK, but my fucking ipod's screen broke on me last week. I turned it on to find some of the pixels permanently black/grey in the form of these streaks that never go away.

I'm really annoyed as I use my ipod ALL the time. Looks like i will have to take into one of those private ipod repair places.
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Old 02-13-2012, 10:35 AM   #11 (permalink)
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One of the reasons I switched to an Android phone.

iPhone had too many moving parts that broke down.
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Should of bought an android... thats what would solve your problem...
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Old 02-13-2012, 10:09 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Throw it away and buy the Galaxy Nexus
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Old 02-13-2012, 10:11 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Throw it away and buy the Galaxy Nexus
My mother bought that phone and has had problems, she misses her old Motorola 2002 special. Older people and technology.
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