Loose home button

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Zwhaler, Oct 6, 2007.

  1. Zwhaler macrumors 604


    Jun 10, 2006
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    Am I the only one with a slightly loose home button?It rotates a tiny bit and feels like it moves if I push it to the side. Both of my iPods have had this issue (this one and my bad week 37 one)
  2. Matteh117 macrumors regular

    May 24, 2007
    Surrey, UK
  3. pushateg7 macrumors member

    Sep 13, 2007
    Wheeling, IL
    Yikes thats weird. Dont have that problem here, but I can see the button becoming loose after extensive use.
  4. Dublo7 macrumors regular

    Sep 30, 2007
    Perth, Australia.
  5. Zwhaler thread starter macrumors 604


    Jun 10, 2006
    Yeah but the thing is, on my friends iPhone, his is completely solid. Another case of the iPod Touch being lower quality than its bigger brother...
  6. phillipjfry macrumors 6502a


    Dec 12, 2006
    Peace in Plainfield
    Actually, my coworker has an iPhone and he always complements me on my iPod Touch screen quality and how it seems to be much cleaner and crisper.
    I've not heard about loose home buttons being an issue, but the sleep/wake button up top on my iPod seems to have a mind of its own. Sometimes hitting the button wont work at all, other times, clicking it the same way turns the iPod off and on with great ease. :confused:
  7. thedarkhorse macrumors 6502a

    Sep 13, 2007
    mines a little loose like you say, I'm not worried about it.
  8. iShak macrumors 6502

    Dec 26, 2006
    no lose button on my ipod touch .. as flush as a plastic button in a glass hole can get.

    thinking about it .. you do need a little bit of play between the two surfaces else the plastic will just wear off, so don't worry its probably a good thing.
  9. kockgunner macrumors 68000


    Sep 24, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    I was playing with my friends iphone and noticed his home button was more solid immediately. It's a minor annoyance when you compare them side to side but, separately, you'll get use to it.
  10. DocVT macrumors member

    Jul 7, 2006
    I have felt from the beginning (my week 36 which was replaced by a week 39) that the iPod touch needed a "soft" Home button. Since so much of the functionality of the touch is screen based, why not have a Home button on each screen that can be tapped. There would be no wear and tear issue for the hard Home button.
  11. zepharus macrumors 6502a


    Aug 7, 2007
    Man you must be kidding... there is famine in 3rd world contries.. children dying all over and you are worried about a little play in the home button of your $300 excessive device. This world sucks...
  12. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    and yet you bother to post online about it. what was the point of your reply again?
  13. iboyindigo macrumors newbie

    Feb 26, 2007
    Why the button is loose

    The Home Button on the iPhone/iPod Touch is actually sandwiched between the frame of the device and the screen assembly. There is a strong layer of glue holding the screen to the frame however if that layer loosens it will cause play in the button... I know it's not a solution but I thought it might be interesting to know how it works...
  14. G99 macrumors 6502


    Mar 8, 2006
    Actually, you should probably read this:


    "Display is attached to the iPod with 16 screws (iPhone uses adhesive)"

    That seems to imply that the structure of the iPod touch would be more secure than the iPhone, but this definitely isn't the case.
  15. jacktiernan macrumors regular

    Sep 3, 2007
    Vic, Australia
    And you are a regular poster on a site purely dedicated to first-world gadgets....


    If you feel so strongly that the world sucks, go do something about it.
  16. nwardez macrumors newbie

    Apr 19, 2008
    i have the exact same issue with the ipod touch i purchased today. well, it annoyed me a bit and i thought about returning it to see if there was anything wrong but i've got the impression that it is pretty common and doesn't really matter.
  17. queshy macrumors 68040


    Apr 2, 2005
    lol, agreed. +1

    Take the iPt to the Apple Store.

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