iPhone 5 home key making strange clicking :(

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Heresiarch, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. Heresiarch macrumors member

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    #1
    After 5 days of usage, since yesterday, my iPhone 5 home key is making strange clicking noises. It happens when I put even the faintest pressure on it and then move my finger away. It feels like that the resisting mechanism in it becomes hyper sensitive to pressure. If I push it a little more harder or just push it for several times it will go away, but after a bit of time "cooling down" it'll come back. The home key otherwise is actually perfect in function and feels much more robust than my old 4/4s.

    Now I'm really tempted to open up the screen just to check out what's wrong with the home key :(.

    Sending it back is pretty much out of question because I'm in Netherlands and the return policy seems to be very strange compared to the US...
     
  2. Winepronecowboy macrumors newbie

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  3. Merkie macrumors 68020

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    #3
    There's an Apple Store in Amsterdam, go visit :).
     
  4. Heresiarch thread starter macrumors member

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    The clicking sound is there even if I'm pushing it with a 0.1 Newton of pressure...

    I''m living in Maastricht which means a trip to Amsterdam is 6-7 hours of traveling time in a day and €47 for a return ticket, which is not exactly an economic way for me to get rid of a "annoying" issue. And there's no assurance that worse things won't happen for a new phone like getting scuffgated or a worse home key. :(

    I guess I need to live with it...
     
  5. blaake macrumors regular

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    Try pressing really hard and hold it down for a period of time
    Wiggle your thumb in a circular motion and it may remove whatever's between your button and sensor.
    Or you could open her up
     
  6. mikeydeezy macrumors 6502a

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    My "new" new iPad has the same problem.

    I'm gonna try the push hard method when I get home.
     
  7. Heresiarch thread starter macrumors member

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    I was pushing it hard this morning in the library...which was very quiet...

    "SIRI NOT AVAILABLE. CONNECT TO THE INTERNET."

    Man that was so embarassing.
     
  8. blaake macrumors regular

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    Hahahahaha I hate when I do that
     

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