iPod touch home button...

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Liquinn, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. macrumors 68020

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    It's not working. What can I do about it?

    Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    Use AssistiveTouch. Settings > General > Accessibility then scroll all the way down and turn on AssistiveTouch. What generation is your iPod? Am just curious.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Gen 4. Is it possible to fix my home button? Should I go to the Apple store?
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    There is an alcohol fix method if you search on YouTube, try typing: ipod home button alcohol something along that line. Apple would probably charge you money to fix your home button and it's Gen 4, very outdated. Your best bet is to use the AssistiveTouch.

    If you decided to use the alcohol method then do it AT YOUR OWN RISK.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thanks. :) How much do you think Apple would charge me?
     
  6. macrumors regular

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    I'm not sure but I've read they charge quite ridiculously, one post I read Apple charged the user 200 bucks to have it fixed. But good luck with having your button all working again, let us know whether you send it for repair, alcohol method or if you just stick with the AssistiveTouch. ;)
     
  7. thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thanks for the advice. :) I understand my iPod Touch is quite old now but I still have my iPad 4/iPad 1 and 3GS. :) Thanks. :)

    I'll be sure to post a thread here or a reply to this thread if I get it working again. :)

    Is this a common or a rare problem on the iPod Touches? :)
     
  8. macrumors regular

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    Wow, quite the Apple fan aren't you? :p

    It was a common problem with the home button being broken after a bit of usage, but it seems Apple got their act together and the home button issue is not a big problem anymore.

    Some say to press the button lightly and don't press it too much, I avoid using the button as much as I can and I use the AssistiveTouch for that ;) some have also said the reason the button isn't responding is because of dirt and grimes under it that causing it to not respond, this is when the alcohol comes into play.
     
  9. macrumors regular

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    Did you try recalibration?
    Hold the power button until it says to 'slide to power off' and then hold the home button until the slide to pwr off goes away. Good Luck!
     
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    I had a 4th gen iPod, briefly, and it did the same thing. There is something about that generations home button that broke down quickly, I'm not sure why!
     

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