iPad iPad Air - Volume Up and Lock Button loose

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  1. Stinkytick, Nov 10, 2013
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2013

    Stinkytick macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys,

    I bought my iPad Air last monday, and as it is my first iPad I have some doubts concerning the buttons.

    So I've used my iPad within a case from Monday to Friday, but as the case was really bad overall I decided to trade it back. However, as I started using the iPad without the case, noticed that the my lock button and volume up (mainly) are a bit loose. Nothing to really worry about, however it is noticeably enough so that if I flick my finger over the volume up, it makes a distinct sound. The lock button, isn't as bad, but is noticeable enough for it to sway a little from left to right.

    So now I'm facing a though decision: Should I try to trade it or should I keep it as my screen is really good and I've read some reports of strange yellow and greenish tints in some units.

    What should I do? Is it normal on the iPads? I'm only worried about it because I've had some problems in the past with my lock button popping off on my iPhone 3 from extended usage.
     
  2. 53kyle macrumors 65816

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    I think you should keep it because the screen is good and the buttons aren't very loose. I very much doubt the buttons will come off.
     
  3. Brittany246 macrumors 6502a

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    My lock button also seems slightly loose just as you described. I don't think it will pop off though. I wouldn't bother returning it since everything else is fine and it's not causing any problems.
     
  4. Stinkytick thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well, I guess I'll probably keep it. Any idea if in the future I have problems regarding these buttons, they will be covered by warranty?
     
  5. zbarvian macrumors 68010

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    Every Apple product I've ever touched has had buttons that wiggle slightly. No big deal.
     
  6. jateelover macrumors member

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  7. Macalway macrumors 68000

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    If you think something's wrong you need to find another one and compare

    Shouldn't be that hard
     
  8. martin3783 macrumors newbie

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    I noticed the problem with the loose button yesterday evening as well, albeit just on the Volume Up button. But the resulting sound is really annoying, especially in a quiet environment. Sounds like the loose SIM card slot on some old iPhones.

    I'm considering getting a replacement.

    Other than that though, this is one great iPad.
     

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