Loose Home Button?

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  1. dukebound85 macrumors P6

    dukebound85

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    Maybe I'm just now noticing it but it seems new to me. On my iphone, the home button can be depressed slightly with a slight click feeling but not activate the screen. There is no problem with the button when I press it fully

    Just annoying as it feels as if there are 2 clicks when I press the button

    Anyone have a similar experience?
     
  2. lakaiordie macrumors 65816

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  3. cubby03 macrumors member

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    Mine has started to do that too, almost like it is clicking/rubbing on something when being pressed. Makes a crackling sound if that makes sense. Could dirt have gotten inside, around the button? Me and my girlfriend got our phones at the same time, and her phone is not doing it.
     
  4. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

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    Yea thats how mine is. Sometimes its pretty audible

    Whatever it is, its not cool and is annoying for me when I think about it
     
  5. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

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    well im going to the apple store tomottow

    figured since i have to use this phone for the next 1.5 years, better try and resolve this issue

    watch it not exhibit this behavior when i take it in....murphy's law
     
  6. pranavss11 macrumors 6502

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    Yup goodluck. Mine is loose too not really sure if it's an issue.
     
  7. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

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    i was really debating whether or not to try and replace it. however, it just got so annoying to feel like im pressing twice when im not
     
  8. uiop. macrumors 68020

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    I doubt they'd replace it...
     
  9. nickspohn macrumors 68040

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    I had same problem and arranged appointment. They told me it's normal behavior and cannot be replaced. Don't waste your time.
     
  11. nickspohn macrumors 68040

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    It could vary to be honest. Won't hurt to try.
     
  12. otep1760 macrumors regular

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    mine was doing this, i sent it in to apple and 3 days later i got a replacement
     
  13. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    Mine sticks sometimes, I'll depress it all the way down and it will stay. So I have to jiggle it by pressing up and down softly... a little annoying, but I guess I'll have to get used to it.
     
  14. krackers macrumors member

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    it depend how loose it is. If it is very loose you should replace it. If it moves a millimeter, you should be fine
     
  15. uiop. macrumors 68020

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    Oofta...that seems like an issue that could warrant a replacement. I wouldn't be able to tolerate that.
     
  16. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

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    well i got it replaced

    i took it in and of course the phone didnt exhibit the issue. however, the genius said he belived me and replaced it anyways. i just told him, wasnt pushy at all. glad it worked out
     
  17. andreab35 macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5G77 Safari/525.20)

    My 1st gen's home button was just a hair loose, but it didn't bother me.
    My 3G has a firm fitted button.
     
  18. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

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    it wasnt that the button was loose, it was that it made 2 click sounds per press and felt as it i went through two layers in a sense. not very cool feeling at all

    my ipod touch button is loose but doesnt bother me in that its only loose laterally and doesnt feel funny when pressed as my old iphone did

    i will say, i like firm buttons lol
     

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