Volume button jammed

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  1. Sjoholt

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    Hello guys!

    Today my iPad fell off the microwave, about 30 cm high, and it somehow landed on the side where the volume button is located. Now there is a mini-dent on the side of it that has jammed the "decrease volume" side of the button, so ita not longer possible to turn it up. As soon as i let go of the increase button, the volume is turned down instantly.

    I dont know what to do, and i guess there are no ways of fixing this myself? Getting this repaired must cost loads? I got it for x-mas, and it was baught at an apple store.

    I appreciate all answers :)
     
  2. drb_52

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    I would suggest taking it back to the apple store where you bought it and speak with the store manager. If you tell them the truth about what happened, they may replace it as a good will gesture. There have been several posts on this forum where the store has done this for customers. Unfortunately, that's not always the case, so be prepared to be disappointed. You can always get an estimate to have it fixed.
    Good luck.
     
  3. Sjoholt

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    Yes, thats probably the best thing to do. I just hope i dont have to spend alot of money on this :( Fingers crossed on Monday!
     
  4. connecticut

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    Try a hammer

    I just had this problem. The upper right of my ipad has a dent which caused the volume down end of the button to be stuck. The icon for zero volume was permanently displayed on the screen. The Apple Store was going to charge me $350 to replace it. So instead I covered the area of the ipad with felt covers (the ones you use to put on the bottom of objects to prevent scratching surfaces). Then I hammered the up part of the volume button. Now the button is still jammed, but the software volume controls work normally.

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    This solution worked for a day or two. Now the volume icon comes up on the screen every once in a while. I have to push down on one or the other end of the volume button to make it disappear. It still works, but this is getting annoying. Not sure if it is worth paying for a replacement though, since the problem could be solved permanently by disabling the volume buttons. If only I could jailbreak the iPad2 I could fix it that way. Or if someone could get such an app to disable volume buttons into the apple store I'm sure it would help a lot of clumsy people.
     
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    This volume button thing just happened to me. I saw the mentions of dents, but my iPad hasn't fallen, and it's in a Belkin case. I took the case off, and sure enough, the metal around the switch appeared to be slightly bent up toward the screen, pushing the screen just barely noticeably up. Using the side of my knuckle, I firmly massaged the screen over the switch downward, and managed to put it back in order. The little strip of metal is very flimsy. It was a simple fix for me.
     
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    THANK YOU!!! this fixed my problem!!!! The up button on mine was stuck and pushing the screen back down fixed it!

    of course the button doesn't feel the same but i can still change the volume!
     
  7. Moon Doggie

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    You are AMAZING, the time I wasted finding an answer and it was so simple. I just had to push the screen with my thumb and it just slid in, it must have been a millimetre up and just went unnoticed while i examined the dent and attempted to find the thinest of objectc to pop the button out. I :cool:did however discover hacks, jail breaking and other things I never new existed.
     
  8. Digibitz

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    I know this is late, but it may help others.Last night , my son's ipad fell from his bed and dented in the same place, even though it had a plastic back cover. Seems to be the weak spot of the ipad as the volume control slot is so close to the edge. There are many complaints in forums about the same problem. Anyway, the volume control was stuck down and the speaker icon was permanently displayed.
    I fixed it as follows :
    At first, I tried using a stanley (utility) knife to widen the gap between the glass screen and the alloy back cover , but soon abandoned that as it seemed the glass would chip or crack .
    Next, I cut a strip of thin but very tough clear plastic from a battery packet and worked it from the undamaged gap between the glass and cover into the dented area. With the glass thus protected, I forced a jewelers screwdriver between the plastic and the cover and levered the dented area out. It worked!
     
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    I have the same problem! Idk how to fix it!
     
  10. Kyipad

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    Omg I can't believed it work

    One day I took it out my book bag and it was dented, the volume was jammed and I was using the stupid gesture for volume. But the volume will still go down with the gestures. All I did was put a lil pressure on the spot and a click and boom you have volume again. Thanks a lot... I was tryna look for a way to disable it lol
     
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