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gpspad

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I have a 10.5" Ipad pro and the the home button seems to be stuck and not working. the touch ID functions fine, the button is just stuck. Its an LTE model and has a lot of storage, so its on the expensive side to replace. Also all my other devices use a 1st gen pencil, so for what I use it for, I like this IPP.

I was just wondering if this is something apple can fix?

I already added a virtual home button so it works, but its bugging me that the home button doesn't work. Any suggestions?
 

iamMacPerson

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Whenever it comes to ‘repairing’ iPads, because they’re glued shut it’s an automatic replacement. My question for you is, how is the battery life? Battery service costs $99 and you get a whole new device, that is if the battery is below 80% health. Otherwise out of warranty repair is $449 on that model. You’d be better off selling it for parts and buying another 10.5” Pro at that point.
 
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Gandek

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Whenever my iPhone SE develops a creaky home button I just grab some isopropyl alcohol and a cotton swab which fixes it. Might work for you as well if you’re able to somehow get it to click. I think dust builds up and gets through some of the cracks and over time we get issues.
 

gpspad

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Whenever it comes to ‘repairing’ iPads, because they’re glued shut it’s an automatic replacement. My question for you is, how is the battery life? Battery service costs $99 and you get a whole new device, that is if the battery is below 80% health. Otherwise out of warranty repair is $449 on that model. You’d be better off selling it for parts and buying another 10.5” Pro at that point.
Can you buy another 10.5” pro?

I only use it fir casual use, but like that all our iPads use the 1st gen pencil and I like the 4 speakers on the pro.

half the problem with replacing it, is figuring out which new version to get and finding a deal on it.
 

gpspad

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Whenever my iPhone SE develops a creaky home button I just grab some isopropyl alcohol and a cotton swab which fixes it. Might work for you as well if you’re able to somehow get it to click. I think dust builds up and gets through some of the cracks and over time we get issues.
Thanks, I’ll try that.
 

iamMacPerson

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Can you buy another 10.5” pro?

I only use it fir casual use, but like that all our iPads use the 1st gen pencil and I like the 4 speakers on the pro.

half the problem with replacing it, is figuring out which new version to get and finding a deal on it.
Well I mean buying a used one. Or you can get a newer model as well.
 

gpspad

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Just an update, cleaning the home button with alcohol didn't help. I guess ll keep an eye open for a 11" IPP.

As much as I am used to the touch ID button, its kind of phased out this point. Maybe I'll look into trading in this IPP now and getting something for it, just have to look for a deal on a newer model.
 

duggram

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Whenever my iPhone SE develops a creaky home button I just grab some isopropyl alcohol and a cotton swab which fixes it. Might work for you as well if you’re able to somehow get it to click. I think dust builds up and gets through some of the cracks and over time we get issues.
You saved my iPad Mini 5. Thank you. Funny how that little dude becomes such a big part of my life. I was apprehensive to take alcohol to the button. I was encouraged by your post.
 

dead flag blues

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I resurrected the home button on my 10.5” using the aforementioned cleaning method using isopropyl alcohol. It took a bit of patience. However, now that I have an 11”, I don’t miss the home button in the least. Good luck.
 
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