4 Replies Latest reply: Jan 10, 2013 5:02 AM by SecondElement
ADKIc3mAnX Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
I have a iPod 4th Gen and it was purchased like last month and I'm having a problem not sure if it's just me but when I press the Home Button sometimes it wont work and I would have to press it like 3 times is not always just sometimes and it's not dirty or anything it's in Brand New condition it's in a Case with a screen protector and all I don't like to get things dirty so that's out and I also without the case sometimes it would do that and all of this started since the Update 4.3.1 not sure if that did something to it but I think it did if anyone has this problem and knows how to fix this can you please help Thanks

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.6), Late 2010 Model
  • Al_Capwn7 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    I had this problem too. There is a small plastic ring around the home button, if you remove it then it should fix the problem. If you can't find it, take a toothpick and place it in the middle of the home button almost parallel to your iPod and slowly push it to the edge of the iPod. Immediately after you pass the home button, it will ge under the ring. You will think it is your screen protector, but it is not.
  • Chong121342 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    We have exactly the same thing. Sometimes i need to hit twice to wake the ipod touch. Especially if i let ipod touch sleep for a long time, then the first hit probably wont work.
    Also, I have another problem, when the ipod is awaken, sometimes after hitting home button once, it turns out to be like i have clicked it twice, it shoes the underneath bar. It is so weird.. I am also 3.4.1
  • Sampasa Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    If you still didn't get your problem fixed, I figured out how to fix the problem. I opened up my iPod and I was messing around with it until I discovered the problem. I took a thin screw driver and unglued the orange thing where the home button pushes the little button to make the iPod respond. When I did that I noticed that on the back side of it, there was a thick layer of glue. I guessed that this caused the slow response so after I shaved the glue off completely and laid it on the glue that was on the metal part of the iPod, the problem was fixed after I put everything together. Hope this helps!

  • SecondElement Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I realize this is an old post, but I have *exactly* the same problem as Chong121342.  I even send my iPod to Apple and they said it's working fine.  Wondering if you ever got it fixed, or if not does it get any worse over time?