iPad ipad 3 home button question

Discussion in 'iPad' started by vivithemage, Nov 14, 2013.

  1. vivithemage macrumors 6502a

    vivithemage

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    my ipad 3 home button didn't work, so I blew on it .. seems to work now, is it a ticking time bomb now, LOL?
     
  2. v0lume4 macrumors 65816

    v0lume4

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    Just blowing on it fixed it? Haha. If only so many more technical problems were that easy to fix! :rolleyes:

    If it stops working, the best fix in my opinion is this: take some rubbing alcohol (preferably 90+ higher alcohol percentage), and put literally just one drop (no more) in the middle of the home button. Then take a new pencil and use the eraser end to press the home button quite a few times. Call it ten or so. Then take a paper tower or something and wipe off the access alcohol. Alcohol like that is quick to dry, don't worry about whatever is left under the button.

    My iPad 2 home button has been fixed many a time using the same method. Cheers!
     
  3. vivithemage thread starter macrumors 6502a

    vivithemage

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    boo, it stopped working again, haha....i'll try that.
     
  4. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Before you fix it, take it in to Apple and see about getting it replaced under warranty. A hardware problem is going to happen more frequently, not less frequently.
     

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