iPad mini Wobbly iPad mini buttons!

Discussion in 'iPad' started by EMAN19, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Sep 19, 2012
    New York, NY
    I noticed on my iPad mini that the volume, lock and power buttons are a bit wobbly. They work perfectly fine but it is an annoyance. Is this a defect? Should I have it exchanged?
  2. macrumors 6502a


    Mar 3, 2008
    The mini I purchased also had quite wobbly buttons (especially the sleep/wake button!), seems to be normal I guess. :(
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 19, 2012
    New York, NY
    I noticed a lot of the iPad mini display units at the store had wobbly buttons too. Maybe it's normal...? :(
  4. macrumors 603

    May 21, 2009
  5. macrumors regular

    Apr 2, 2012
    My power and lock, but not volume, buttons are wobbly.

    I anticipate returning no less than a dozen Minis until I find one that is wobble-free.
  6. macrumors regular

    Tokes Green

    Jan 25, 2011
    Here, there, and everywhere.
    I have a very slight wobble on the power button (if moved front to back) didn't even notice until I read this so not an issue! All other buttons are tight.
  7. macrumors 68000

    Sep 18, 2009
    I just checked mine because I had not noticed it. I wouldn't say mine wobble... I had to intentionally try to move the button, and there was very little give and was hard to tell it was even moving.

    I guess it's a good thing this unit is issue free, but i'm not keeping it since I am exchanging it for LTE once Best Buy gets them in. I'll check my LTE mini once I get it.
  8. macrumors 68000

    panda bear

    Apr 5, 2010
    Exactly this.
  9. macrumors regular

    Tokes Green

    Jan 25, 2011
    Here, there, and everywhere.
    Mine is more of a wobble, but like I said, I didn't even notice until I read the post - too busy enjoying it :D
  10. macrumors regular

    Nov 26, 2004
    Coquitlam, BC
  11. macrumors 601


    Jul 14, 2010
    Phila, PA
    Does it still work? If it does, then you have nothing to be worried about.
  12. M87
    macrumors 65816

    Jul 18, 2009
    That's funny. The buttons were perhaps the only thing that impressed me about the mini. They felt better than the ones on the regular ipad to me.
  13. macrumors newbie

    Feb 22, 2013
    Same with the repalcement unit I got. What really concerns be is whether it is going to last.

    My old unit did that before the volume up button completely failed
  14. macrumors 6502

    Jun 18, 2010
    The mini has so many problems right now. Did they manufacturer them at dollarama? Seriously apple
  15. macrumors regular


    May 11, 2006
    I recently bought a mini and it had loose volume and power buttons so it went back, second unit has no play in the buttons at all and they are firmer to press and have a satisfying click to there movement.

    The buttons should not be loose or wonky and should be at the same height as each other. My first unit had volume buttons that were at different heights from the body and if you shook the mini they rattled.

    This is a QC issue.
  16. macrumors 68020


    May 18, 2009
    First iPad air I got had a perfect power button. Two that I just got now, including an iPad mini retina I played with all have loose power buttons. So loose it feels cheap.

    All the iPads in my local apple store had loose power buttons.

    All my volume buttons have been solid however.

    Two home buttons started getting loose after two weeks of use.

    Apples quality control is abhorrent these days. See the screen defect thread and fine my last post. Crazy that they are the exact same product.

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