Question about Apple iPod touch
On the iPod touch 1st Gen device, the home button is prone to failure due to the design, most can be fixed for a nominal fee, fixed mine, it was one of the hardest iPods to repair for its time, but with practice, is usually never an issue. Once it is open, then the removal of the battery and then the logic board removal requires experience. As far as the button is concerned, Usually, the "pop" disappears and it feels stuck in the down position, simple fix by introducing an iPod Touch 4th Gen device design upgrade (as far as button is concerned.)
This particular model, the iPod Touch 1st Gen, does not have a replaceable home button module design. It is part of the logic board and so it has to be repaired and not replaced. The small outer disc can be removed and recovered, clean or replaced with another comparable size disc, if the issue is with moisture exposure, corrosion. The sign for moisture exposure issues is that it still "pops" but no longer functions.
I have repaired these successfully and with no issues. www.zfixit.com
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: my home button wont work
hi guys dont worry about it. its not really a major problem because sometimes the ipod has really really tiny malfunctions like this and no, im not from the apple store so dont ask anyway all you have to is this: plug in your ipod to the computer using the usb cable. now it should say that it is syncing if not, sync your ipod. while it is syncing, press cancel sync on your ipod touch and it should cancel and take you back to the home screen. This shouldnt happen again but if it does, at least you have a way to return to your home menu cya :)
Posted on Jan 20, 2009
SOURCE: Ipod Touch Home Button
This usually happens if the membrane of the sleep/wake button deteriorates and the gold plated contacts between membrane and logic board do no longer establish good contact.
There are specialized online tutorials with iPod Repair instructions that will guide you through the steps of taking it apart and reinforcing the contact or replacing the button altogether otherwise you'll have to send it to any third party iPod repair service and they'll replace the membrane for you.
Posted on Jun 05, 2009
me too. i have the same problem but what you need to do is go to any apple store and get it replaced it was maybe caused by a liquid spill.
Posted on Aug 10, 2009
If you jailbreak (quickpwn.com) there is an app on cydia that will change it to tap to unlock rather than slide so it should be more sensitive.
Posted on Aug 31, 2009
Connect to itunes and do a restore from there. Assuming you can switch the thing on! Mine is the same, It started with the wake button only working sometimes, then by itself and eventually squeezing the case near the wake button would do the trick. I did try to fix but without success. These are very fiddly and the wake button disconnects from the main board when the case is opened making it very hard to test.
When not in use I keep the brightness at minimum and set the auto lock to never.
Posted on Nov 12, 2009
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