Broken Home Button

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by fleshman03, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. fleshman03 macrumors 68000

    fleshman03

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    So I have a Gen 1 - Week 1 iPod Touch. Yesterday the home button decided to stop working. When I say stop working I mean I can press it down, hear the click buttons make when pressed and then nothing happens.

    This has to be the most annoying this I've experienced. Everything works - It's just that when I want to switch an app, I need to restart the iPod.

    I called Apple Care and they pretty much laughed in my face when I asked help. Being 180 days out of warranty. They also told me it would be cheaper to buy a new one.

    My problem is that I am planning on buying an iPhone in a few months. (whenever the next refresh is.) I don't really want to spend $200 on an iPod that will only get a few months of use.

    What are my options here? Am I expecting too much of Apple to ensure a year and a half old product works after being treated well? I've spent over $4,000 in their store over the last year. Should I be worried about all of those products breaking in a year and a half? (Not trolling, Venting)
     
  2. jmann macrumors 604

    jmann

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    jailbreak and install dock. It will allow you to switch between applications without going to the homescreen (using the home button) that can be a work around until you get your iphone.
     
  3. bobfitz14 macrumors 65816

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    +1 that's what i was going to say.
     
  4. fleshman03 thread starter macrumors 68000

    fleshman03

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    I guess I really am screwed. The home button is broken and b/c of that, I cannot enter DFU mode. Do you happen to know of another way to get into that mode?

    Other suggestions?
     
  5. Haephestos macrumors regular

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    Have you tried a restore? It may be a software issue.
     
  6. HelixOmnimedia macrumors 6502a

    HelixOmnimedia

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    Hey

    I'm having the exact same problems, and it actually happened on 11th same day you posted about your - creepy.

    Like you, over the last couple of weeks I noticed that the home button wasn't responding when I pressed it the first now, and since the 11th it was stopped working all together. You hear the click and nothing. Again, it has been dropped a few times in the past but not for a very long time, so i know its wasn't something i done.

    Just doing a restore right now to see what happens. Wish me luck :)
     
  7. monke macrumors 65816

    monke

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    One of my friends has the same problem, but he's well out of the warranty period.

    His home button feels like it's pressed down 100% of the time, almost like it's stuck there. He's opened it up, and tried fiddling with it, but no success.

    Is there another possible fix, or is he just outta luck?
     

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