Defective Home Buttons on new iPad -- Common Problem?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Kelped, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. Kelped macrumors member

    Aug 24, 2010
    The home button on my new 3rd generation iPad feels loose and makes a very loud, hollow clicking sound when I tap it. It's definitely noticeable and very annoying. I'm guessing they must have forgotten to apply adhesive or used too little.

    I decided to check some of the display models at the Apple Store, and two out of six iPads had the same problem. Has anyone else noticed this defect?
  2. Mk4Jetta macrumors newbie

    Mar 28, 2012
    Had this problem with my first iPhone 4 and they replaced it for me. Current one had the same issue after a month. I ended up rubbing WD-40 between the home button and the glass. Got rid of the click/creaking sound so I'm happy. My iPad didn't have this problem though. I would take it back and tell them about it, it drove me nuts.
  3. steve-p macrumors 68000


    Oct 14, 2008
    Newbury, UK
    If it was a common problem there would be a gazillion threads about it here.
  4. Stealthipad macrumors 68040


    Apr 30, 2010
    I do not think the home button was designed to be "tapped".

    Just push it in with your finger tip!:)
  5. TheUrbanLegend macrumors newbie

    Mar 15, 2012
    San Diego
    yes because you have that problem it means its common :rolleyes:
  6. yuvaloni macrumors newbie

    Mar 16, 2011
    Maybe it has something to do with the ipad's model,
    so what i recommend to do is to post a reply with your model number, details about your model and about the home button like this:

    Model number: MD329HB

    The New iPad (3rd gen) white Wi-Fi only 32 Gigs white color

    Home button is in an angle: slightly raised on the right side and perfectly flush on the left side

    and than you can compare your ipad with other people

    You can find the model number under "settings" -> "General" -> "About"

    Good luck :)

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