iPad ipad 3 home button question

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

  1. vivithemage macrumors 6502a


    Jul 12, 2008
    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 68000


    Jul 28, 2012
    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


    Jul 12, 2008
    boo, it stopped working again, haha....i'll try that.
  4. darngooddesign macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    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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