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FIX for iPod Touch Home Button

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  • xCalumx Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 3, 2012 11:58 AM (in response to Ipsis)

    I tried the alchohol trick and it didn't work...

     

    But the other day our teenage daughter showed me the Assistive touch idea the other day as mentioned in your post and it works and is about the only fix I have found without trading in my iPod touch 4 was to go into:

     

    I find it took some practice to use, especially during taking screen caps but better then not having a working Ipod Touch.  Thanx for the vid link as well Mr. Ipsis. :)

     

    Cheers!

  • Ipsis Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 3, 2012 12:23 PM (in response to xCalumx)

    Hey, I'm glad it helped! Please tell me, how do you take screen caps on your iPod Touch 4 using Assistive Touch?

  • xCalumx Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 3, 2012 1:12 PM (in response to Ipsis)

    Darn I thought the screen cap still worked, I mean if one can manage the dexterity and timing it works at taking the pic only it leaves the image of the control box in the pic as well.

     

    ~sadface~

     

    Well at least my iPod is some what functional again... Aside of course for Safari still crashing but that's yet another issue. ~sigh~

  • Ipsis Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 4, 2012 8:13 AM (in response to xCalumx)

  • Themaker213 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 11, 2012 6:55 PM (in response to tonybeyondo)

    If it still doesn't work, there must be a hardware problem. It could not be fixed, just bring it to an apple store and they would exchange it for free (under warranty) or you would have to pay for it (without warranty)

  • Brad0012 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 17, 2012 4:15 PM (in response to tonybeyondo)

    Something Everyone can do as a temporary or permanent fix if you're not bothered by it is on your iPod go to settings then select General then go to Accessiblity then go down to Assetive Touch and turn it on. This replaces the home button fully, but its annoying and gets in the way at times but it's better than nothing.

  • engle1la Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 23, 2012 3:20 PM (in response to tonybeyondo)

    This worked for me! Thank you so much!

  • maxomo32 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 25, 2012 9:39 AM (in response to tonybeyondo)

    Hey ,tonybeyondo.My ipod touchs home button was doing the same thing so I tried this. In about 30 seconds  after i did this,the speaker sounded like im partially submerged the ipod in water. Im hoping that after I put it in rice for a few hours. but it seemed to be working better         

  • josh211 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 27, 2012 7:56 PM (in response to tonybeyondo)

    thank you now i dont have a sticky home button but now my home button is not resonding plzzz help

  • josh211 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 27, 2012 8:02 PM (in response to pooky17)

    me to ;O

  • pinkcharm1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 15, 2012 7:25 PM (in response to tonybeyondo)

    THANK YOU SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was so upset that I was going to have to fork out money when that was all I had to do! Thank you so so so so much for putting this up! I couldn't find any posts or videos telling me what I should do, thanks again!

  • samslytherin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 19, 2012 8:45 PM (in response to Brad0012)

    used this method and I can now use my iPod Touch 4th gen. again. Thanks so much!!!!! I don't want to shell out the $150 that it would cost to fix it.  Again thanks!!!!!

  • semeagher1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 29, 2012 4:45 PM (in response to tonybeyondo)

    While I know this could be a temporary solution or and is not a good one.  But it worked for me yay!

  • John Sandoval Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 3, 2012 5:47 PM (in response to tonybeyondo)

    Thought I would chime in. I have the latest version of iPod touch and was having problems with the home button. I was certain it was software, but my wife's iPhone doesn't have this problem, so that led me to believe it was hardware. It's literally less than 4 months old, so I was really peaved considering I have an iPod classic from 2008 that still works perfectly. Anyways, two things. 1. As an electronics/avionics technician, try to avoid any harsh solvents or isopropol alcohol when cleaning the home button. If the solvent is too harsh it could cause damage to the switch or the circuitry, and isopropol has water in it, which is not good for electronics. As someone mentioned before, try to purchase electrical contact cleaner or denatured alcohol for cleaning electronic switches. 2. Before trying any chemicals, try the method that another mentioned of holding the button down and blowing into the connector port (interface and charging port at the bottom). This worked for me and the button immediately started working better. When I first bought my iPod touch, I carried it in my front pants pocket a lot, and my theory is I think that lint and/or dust got in between the button and switch, causing it to be unresponsive. The alcohol trick will work if you've spilled something on the button, or if the unit is much older and thus more dirty. But if it's newer, try blowing it out first. Just my $.02.

     

    JQ

  • ali1357 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 12, 2012 12:55 PM (in response to tonybeyondo)

    its works!! i had read this some where else i did a combination of the compressed air and tape head cleaning solution,but some did go into my screen got a dark cloud used a powerful hair dryer on the screen and it evaporated the liquid(did a bit at a time so not to over heat my touch) its all back to normal now well done to the poster.

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