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Old Aug 16, 2008, 09:23 AM   #1
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iPod Touch home button broken

my ipod touchs home button broke it wont go back up and it wont work what should i do
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Old Aug 16, 2008, 09:26 AM   #2
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Hold down home and power buttons, see if your iPod force quits. Try to turn back on and see what happens then. If it still doesn't work, schedule an appointment with a Mac Genius at a Apple Store near you to have the ipod replaced.
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Old Aug 16, 2008, 09:28 AM   #3
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Hold down home and power buttons, see if your iPod force quits. Try to turn back on and see what happens then. If it still doesn't work, schedule an appointment with a Mac Genius at a Apple Store near you to have the ipod replaced.
my home button doesnt work it is broken
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Old Aug 16, 2008, 12:33 PM   #4
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If it's jailbroken... then I don't know man.
Maybe download Ziphone a use that to boot the ipod in recovery/dfu mode.
And then take it to an apple store.
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Old Aug 17, 2008, 07:47 AM   #5
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my home button doesnt work it is broken
I get the opinion you didnt try the advice of holding home and sleep button...
The button might only appear to not work until you restart your iPod, so it's worth a try isn't it?
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Old Aug 17, 2008, 08:36 AM   #6
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Take it to the store. How do you treat your iPod touch? I've had two iPhones and they're fine.
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Old Aug 17, 2008, 12:21 PM   #7
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Take it to the store. How do you treat your iPod touch? I've had two iPhones and they're fine.
i treat it good i got an appoinment on monday
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Old Aug 17, 2008, 12:22 PM   #8
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the button doesnt spring up its broken
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Old Jun 22, 2009, 06:59 AM   #9
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UGH! The same thing happened to me today. I have noticed recently that my iPod home button has to be pressed harder for it to work. Now it has just completely stopped working.

What if mine is not covered under warranty? (1st Gen iPod Touch) Will Apple still do anything maybe at a reasonable price? I have always treated this thing like a baby so I dont see how it just stops working (never dropped it, always kept it in a case so it doesnt have a scratch)
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Old Jun 22, 2009, 04:18 PM   #10
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Old Jun 23, 2009, 01:14 PM   #11
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UGH! The same thing happened to me today. I have noticed recently that my iPod home button has to be pressed harder for it to work. Now it has just completely stopped working.

What if mine is not covered under warranty? (1st Gen iPod Touch) Will Apple still do anything maybe at a reasonable price? I have always treated this thing like a baby so I dont see how it just stops working (never dropped it, always kept it in a case so it doesnt have a scratch)
Well actually about a year ago I had a broken iPod nano and on their website they charged I think $99+tax to fix any iPod or problem.
They send you a prepaid box that you put the iPod in and send it to them and they either fix it or replace it for you.
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Old Jan 28, 2010, 11:58 PM   #12
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my iphones home button wont work . is it possible to change the settings so you dont have to use the home button?
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Old Jan 29, 2010, 05:21 PM   #13
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I don't believe so but you should be fine after the "genius" looks after it lol.
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If you are willing to jailbreak your ipod then I have a solution, which works even if your button is already broken. I wrote a guide about it this morning because I have had this problem for months and don't want people to suffer as I have.

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Old Apr 3, 2011, 07:29 AM   #15
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This worked with my 1st gen iPod Touch with a broken home button and not yet jailbroken... I did a lot leg work to find something that worked. Just follow this guys instructions then install SBSettings (it's like an app) thru Cydia (which will be installed after you follow the vid) then thru SBSettings (SBSettings Setup - SetToggles) you activate the home button feature... Now this whole process takes a while but anyone with a bit of free time shouldn't have a problem. I think the longest part was re-installing everything back onto my 32Gig pod

Hope this helps!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...J4ESzL0#at=304
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Hold down home and power buttons, see if your iPod force quits. Try to turn back on and see what happens then. If it still doesn't work, schedule an appointment with a Mac Genius at a Apple Store near you to have the ipod replaced.
Thank you my iPods home button works great now
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Old Apr 10, 2012, 10:58 AM   #17
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You should take it to store
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Old Mar 22, 2013, 09:03 PM   #18
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Exclamation cant fix it but i can help!

follow these insrtuctions
1.go to settings
2.go to general
3.scroll to bottom and click accessibility
4.then scroll to bottom again
5.click assitive touch
6.turn it on

you should have a little button on your screen it will look like..
the size of an app and like the home button
u can move it around and click it. it will give you the options to
go home
voice control
device
faves
then you can use it to go to your home :)
it wont fix your button but ittl help till you can take it to apple :) i had to use it forever >:) i call it da handitard button >:) lol
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Old Mar 23, 2013, 08:21 AM   #19
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follow these insrtuctions
1.go to settings
2.go to general
3.scroll to bottom and click accessibility
4.then scroll to bottom again
5.click assitive touch
6.turn it on

you should have a little button on your screen it will look like..
the size of an app and like the home button
u can move it around and click it. it will give you the options to
go home
voice control
device
faves
then you can use it to go to your home
it wont fix your button but ittl help till you can take it to apple i had to use it forever > i call it da handitard button > lol
1. This thread was made in 2008, there was no assitive touch at the time.
2. You bumped a 1 year old thread....
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Old Apr 7, 2013, 03:09 PM   #20
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Oh, yah, the only thing I can think of is going to the apple store and asking them to fix it or recommend someone who can.

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But, for iPhones there is a glitch that makes it so that you're iPhone will not lock. (It will still lock on its own if you have it set that way, if you do not, then set it that way!!) So yah the lock button does not work when that glitch strikes your iPhone. It may not, but I think eventually it will. Many people that I know that have iPhones have experienced that glitch, including my brother. And it doesn't get fixed unless you take it to apple to fix it.
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