iPad mini iPad Mini Retina - does your power button wiggle if you move it?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by BNHabs, Nov 23, 2013.

  1. BNHabs macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2010
    #1
    iPaid Mini Retina - does your power button wiggle if you move it?
     
  2. Señor macrumors 6502

    Señor

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2013
    Location:
    United States
    #2
    Yes!

    I'm having this same problem and exchanging it in a few days.

    I paid $500 and expect a perfect tablet.
     
  3. doboy macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2007
  4. Señor macrumors 6502

    Señor

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2013
    Location:
    United States
    #4
    No, it isn't.

    I swear the producers just throw these things around in the box when they're done.
     
  5. BNHabs thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2010
    #5
    Do you have any other issues? Retention, yellow, dead pixels, dust?
     
  6. Señor macrumors 6502

    Señor

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2013
    Location:
    United States
    #6
    From what I can see, no. And I'm not gonna go looking for it. I'll do it on my new one once I get it.
     
  7. EZB macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2013
    #7

    All the buttons on mine are fine
     
  8. GoingDark macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2013
    #8
    My power button is very wiggly. I just assumed they were all like that? It doesn't seem to interfere with the function at all.

    Given all the problems, I'm glad I decided to pony up for the AppleCare+. None of the issues I've experienced (image retention, uneven/pinkish hue, and now loose power button) really affect my day-to-day usage, but I could see these issues getting much worse in the future. Hopefully they will have worked out these issues for future batches if and when I need a replacement.
     
  9. asleep macrumors 68040

    asleep

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2007
    #9
    Wiggly power button batches have the wider color gamut.
     
  10. ljmjag macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2005
    #10
    No. Only my finger.
     
  11. French macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2011
    #11
    Mine wiggles. I noticed it when I opened it...heard the noise of it and my heart sank. However, the one I had before this one also wiggled, and I hadn't noticed it. So I put this one in a case and haven't noticed the power button issue since I use a smart cover so don't user the power button all that much...but if I really have until January to return this, between the yellowing on the bottom and the wiggly power button I may be going back to the store.
     
  12. iapplelove macrumors 68040

    iapplelove

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2011
    Location:
    East Coast USA
    #12
    Umm every idevice I ever owned had some play in the power button including my air which cost a lot more than 500. Relax
     
  13. Señor macrumors 6502

    Señor

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2013
    Location:
    United States
    #13
    Your issue is more serious than mine. Yellow screen and wiggly power button is a definite exchange.

    I'm exchanging mine because I can't stand defects.
     
  14. NovemberWhiskey macrumors 68030

    NovemberWhiskey

    Joined:
    May 18, 2009
    #14
    Umm, my ipad air had no wiggle, nor does my iphone 5.

    My iPhone 3GS had it slightly.

    My ipad mini retina has a severe case.

    I had an iphone 5 with a sleep button that wiggled slightly, and felt weird when I pressed it. Not a solid click, but a empty hollow click. Guess what? It went bad and stopped responding completely in 3 months.
     
  15. iapplelove macrumors 68040

    iapplelove

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2011
    Location:
    East Coast USA
    #15
    Well since you have not experienced the power button wiggle let me be the first to tell you it's normal. Apple will tell you it's normal go play with their iPhones and iPads at the store and it's a safe bet more devices than not have power buttons with some play to them.
     
  16. TyPod macrumors 68000

    TyPod

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2006
    Location:
    And Yourself?
    #16
    My 1st gen iPad mini has wiggle. Seems normal to me. Seems absolutely ridiculous to return it if that's the only "problem" you think it has.
     
  17. GoingDark macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2013
    #17
    After reading this thread and noticing this issue on my own retina Mini, I went around the house like a crazy person checking the power button on every iOS device lying around (iPhone 4, iPad 1, iPad 3) and while all of them had a tiny/normal amount of play, none of them were anywhere close to the amount of wiggle/looseness of the retina Mini.


    Any easy way to tell if your retina Mini has a wigglier-than-normal power button is to compare it against your volume buttons - those have the "normal" amount of wiggle that all iOS devices have. My power button is noticeably looser.

    Does anyone else who has this problem have theirs in a case, and if so, what kind? At the carrier store where I bought mine, the salesperson was trying to sell me on a Speck FitFolio and tried to jam the retina Mini in there before realizing that it wouldn't fit (apparently that extra 0.3mm thickness actually matters). Maybe he jostled the power button in the process?
     
  18. mikeoui macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2011
    Location:
    Québec City, QC, Canada
    #18
    None of my power buttons have ever had any wiggle. My iPhone 4 is three years old and the home button doesn't work at all, but there is no wiggle in the power button.
     
  19. kalt macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2011
    #19
    no but the one on my old iPad 4 did. Just a little bit. Enough to annoy me though. Not enough to cause me to return it. Glad the one on my new miniR is like how it is on my iphone 5s, totally solid.
     
  20. NovemberWhiskey macrumors 68030

    NovemberWhiskey

    Joined:
    May 18, 2009
    #20
    I have experienced it, as indicated in my last post, on at least two devices. I also had devices that did not have it.

    Apple will tell you a lot of things are normal so they don't have to deal with an exchange (e.g. loose power button, loose home button, yellow screen, dark shadowed screen, dead pixel, dust under screen).

    It doesn't mean they are. You may get along fine with one during your ownership, but I would bet that was not the intended design. Just poor manufacturing.

    The ipad air had a VERY solid sleep button. I was even surprised by it compared to past devices. I thought Apple cleaned up their specs, but my retina mini came with the loosest one I have had.

    Ipad air also have a loose home button, but mini is solid and perfect. No wiggle at all.

    Clearly these are results of poor manufacturing.
     
  21. masands macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2010
    #21
    The power button is meant to be slightly loose and wiggly. The main reason is that they are designed for thermal expansion in mind because they are made of metal. If they were a perfect fit, on a hot day the button and the internal cable would just jam shut.
     
  22. thelookingglass macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2005
    #22
    In some parts of the world, they call that "reason." Not sure many people will recognize that here. :D
     

Share This Page