iPhone 3G Home Button works 1/4 of the time.

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by marddin, Feb 12, 2010.

  1. marddin macrumors 6502

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    For the past month or so whenever I try to unlock my phone by clicking the home button I have to push it about 3 times before it actually shows the unlock slider screen. Also once the iPhone is unlocked and I double tap home to get to my favorites it works about 1/4 of the time. Seems like my home button is slowly but surely going out.

    ANybody else have this problem?

    Also what should I do?
    Im apprehensive to schedule an apple appt because sometimes it works sometimes it doesnt.
     
  2. -Ryan- macrumors 68000

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    The only way to fix this is to get it repaired. It doesn't matter if they can't replicate the problem in store, it'll still be fixed/replaced. :)
     
  3. amjaliks macrumors newbie

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    It is definitely technical issue. Go to your store and ask for replacement.
     
  4. CupertinoiPhone macrumors member

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    Home Button Flex Cable

    The Home Button Flex Cable is bad. It is a tough repair to do without breaking the glass. Go to Apple, otherwise seek professional repair.

    -Ganesh
     
  5. ouimetnick macrumors 68020

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    Did you know, they can replace just the front? Apple screen replacement is free while under warranty, and $199, if not. They replace the entire front assembly. This includes new glass, screen, frame, home button, sensors, and ear piece.
     
  6. marddin thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I am thinking about scheduling an appointment but the only thing I'm worried about is telling them "My home button on my iPhone is very unresponsive" and i try to show them and works just fine. They'd probably tell me "umm sir you have no problem.

    On a side note. If i FIRMLY press down the home button it always works. But normal everyday taps on the home button never seem to work.
     

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