Been reading heaps about 1g Home Button failures - How's yours?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by OrangeDog, Oct 20, 2008.

  1. OrangeDog macrumors 6502

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    Been reading heaps about 1g Home Button failures, mine seems to be lower than the glass and it used to be exactly flush with it. Also it does seem to have the same tactile feel that it used to. It's like the spring is flattening out.

    Anyone else havin' issues?
     
  2. kyto macrumors member

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    i dont think there is a spring in the home button, but mine is also not as flush as it was.
     
  3. OrangeDog thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Spring or whatever it is.....it sure does weaken quickly.
     
  4. therealmrbob macrumors regular

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    Mine's fine? exactly the same as when I got it a few months ago as far as I can tell.
     
  5. -Dark Angel- macrumors 6502

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    Mines fine. I don't use home button to power on, I use the power button to turn on and off and home to take me back to home. My home button still feels pretty good.
     
  6. Artofilm macrumors 6502a

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    Had my 1G for about a year almost and he home button feels and looks the same as it did when I first got it, and I don't really go easy on the iPod.
     
  7. jmann macrumors 604

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    I have had mine since day one and mine is perfectly fine. No problems what so ever.
     
  8. LiThiuM511 macrumors newbie

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  9. Artofilm macrumors 6502a

    Artofilm

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    Maybe the people having trouble with their iPod's home button should stop using a hammer to push the button!:D
     
  10. 840quadra Moderator

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    Heaps?

    Someone have any links to forums or articles on this subject? Not calling it bogus, just haven't seen much of anything on it.

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  11. sandman42 macrumors 6502a

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    After 6 months of heavy use, mine's no different than it was on day one. What is the nature of the failure?
     
  12. big-blue-wolf macrumors regular

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    I've got a 1G touch and the home button has been lower than the glass from new. My son's home button is also lower than the glass on his 1G touch.

    On both touch the home button has never been flush with the glass.

    And they are both working perfectly.
     
  13. OrangeDog thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Google it and you'll see heaps of people have returned theirs for home button failure. I spoke to a genius and he said it's THE most common failure of the 1g hence the newly engineered design of the home button on the 2g
     
  14. RKO macrumors 6502

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    My home button quit on me within the 1st two months

    I am up to my third replacement 1g iPod Touch (32gig).

    My home button failed within two months after purchasing it. I have had a couple more replacements since for other issues relating to the screen e.g bright pixels on refurb replacements but have had no more issues yet relating to the home button again.

    So glad now to have paid the money for an extended apple care.:D
     
  15. andybno1 macrumors 68040

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    my home button was never flush with the glass it's always had an indent and mine was bought brand new about a year ago and as with others I have had no issues
     
  16. Eric Isaacson macrumors 6502

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    My 1g and my daughters 1g are both fine. No home button issues here
     
  17. Funplex macrumors regular

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    I never took the factory plastic off the front of my 8GB first gen, but have not noticed any issues. I've had mine since Late Feb 08
     

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