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Home button not working

Discussion in 'iPad Help' started by alib101, Jul 21, 2012.

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    Hello all

    I have a 6 month old iPad and the home button has started not responding, obviously not always but it's happening more and more frequently. Could anyone please suggest a possible cause / solution??

    Many thanks
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    ...and in a pinch...you can use the virtual home button by going to...settings/general/Accessibility...and check "assistive touch."

    A virtual home button will show up, which you can drag to a different spot on your screen.
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    Thanks again Twerppoet, you truly merit your legend status! Thanks so much, it really seems to have worked, I wasn't looking forward to taking it back to Apple and having to possibly reprogramme a new one!
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    thanks ski monkey, I'll keep that "on file"!
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    Glad it worked. I didn't have high hopes for it, but thought it was worth trying before going to Apple.
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    Brilliant, Twerppoet. Sometimes it's easy to forget about the hardware. That one had me clueless. Noted for future reference.

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    Just one of those articles I saved in case I need it some day.
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    what do you think may have caused it? I thought it may be because I use the iPad constantly in preference to the laptop and wondered if perhaps it was only supposed to be for more occasional use?
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    No idea. It's a computer. They glitch. Restarting at least once a week is a good idea.
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    Yay--you got it working! Sorry for the late arrival! Glad you got it sorted!!
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    Mostly the reason for a non working home button is dirt disturbing the contacts…
    you can find a lot of crazy solutions in the web – a view months ago i found ifixthebutton.com
    it really helped me…my HB is working now for months
    Without sending it in or open it ;)

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