Home button failing.. what are the chances..

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jmmo20, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. jmmo20 macrumors 65816

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    … of having the home button failed on me on two different iphones? the 3G and the 4.

    Exactly the same thing.. one day, all of a sudden, my iphone starts to miss some home button pushes.. sometimes I push it twice and only registers one click, or none, or whatever..

    I remember the 3G failed after 9 months or so and my iphone 4 is now 7 months old.

    I don't abuse my phones and I really don't think I push the button too hard, or no harder than my previous ipod touch or my current iPad.. none of which has a failing home button.
     
  2. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I would say, that you are either unlucky, or doing something to cause the home button to fail.
     
  3. Dr McKay macrumors 68040

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    This happened on my Fairly new iPhone 4, took it to the Apple store for a Genius Bar Appointment, they replaced it no charge because it was still in warranty.
     
  4. MaxBurn macrumors 65816

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  5. ryguy2303 macrumors 6502

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    That's your problem.
     
  6. jmmo20 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    But I don't get it.. I dont push too hard, as I've seen people doing to their iphones when they get frustrated.

    And my iPad and previous iPod touch never had this problem….
     
  7. Dr McKay macrumors 68040

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    My iPhone 3G did this at 11 months old, my iPhone 4 did this at 6 months old. It happens.
     
  8. jmmo20 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Did you get it replaced by Apple?

    I just came across this on the apple discussion boards
    http://discussions.info.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=2595841&tstart=0


    apparently a lot of ppl are seeing this after they updated to 4.1 or 4.2.
    I don't remember this happening more than a month or so ago, but now I don't really remember when I updated to 4.2.1 or 4.2
     
  9. jmmo20, Dec 29, 2010
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2010

    jmmo20 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Just made an apple store genius appt..
    this is happening to way too many ppl just to be a coincidence or "button mashers". LOL.
     

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