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New iTouch home button wiggle

1369 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Oct 17, 2008 5:08 PM by baseballlover81 RSS
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Oct 5, 2008 12:26 PM
I have a 16GB iTouch. The home button on it is 'loose/wiggles' slightly. Should I return it to get a new one, or are most of them similar to this?
  • franciscoandre Level 4 Level 4 (2,530 points)
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    Oct 5, 2008 12:47 PM (in response to baseballlover81)
    Hi baseballlover81,

    It's somehow difficult to see if there's really a problem with your iPod's home button. Normally, it should be slight "loose". However, if you have time, you should visit the store where you bought it and ask them!

    Sorry not being so helpful, but that's everything I can do for you today!
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  • 3X Champ Level 1 Level 1 (115 points)
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    Oct 8, 2008 10:23 AM (in response to baseballlover81)
    I honestly think they all do it. I notice it on mine and the square is sometimes turned a bit and I can always turn it back. It always stops at a certain point. I think it is just designed that way. I wouldn't just take it to the store yet. Instead, I would visit there and take a look at all the display models and see if they do it. If they do, then you know you are good. If the majority of them are solid and don't move, then it's up to you what you want to do. Either way, please let me know your findings if you do this. Thanks.
     MacBook (Black) - 2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.5.5),  iPod Touch 16 GB 2Gen
  • 3X Champ Level 1 Level 1 (115 points)
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    Oct 8, 2008 10:51 AM (in response to 3X Champ)
    Check out these photos of the iPod touch 2nd gen disassembled (by

    It clearly shows that the home button is actually a moving part of the front frame. Then, when you look at the inside exposed, there is a tiny square, gold colored stem which appears to be the home button. So it looks as if the plastic part on the frame just pushes down on the stem to activate the home button. I would assume that it must have some play as most buttons designed this way would. The only way it would be perfectly solid and not move is if the plastic part of the button was stuck to the stem by adhesive, which this is clearly not the case. I believe they all do this and most people just don't notice it.
     MacBook (Black) - 2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.5.5),  iPod Touch 16 GB 2Gen


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