How in two minutes to return to life the jammed Home button
How to "cure" the sticky "Home" button in the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad (option # 1)
All owners of portable Apple devices know this problem. And (which was not obvious to everyone) is often associated not with the mechanics of the device.
It turns out that the "Home" button can stick due to software failures. The guys from iDownloadBlog have prepared a video-instruction for the sufferers on recalibration.
After such manipulations, the previously held button will work, as it was from the very beginning.
Here's what you need to do:
- Open any originally embedded in the applet applet application (weather, calculator, stock).
- Press and hold the power button until all the known shutdown bar appears.
- Press and hold "Home" until the bar disappears, and the running program will not be unloaded from memory.
The feedback of people who tried this trick is entirely positive. The button really began to respond to pressing better - even on the three-year-old iPhone 3G.
How in two minutes to return to life the jammed Home button with the help of WD-40 (option number 2)
At bought more than 200 days ago iPhones at some point begins to seize the Home button. Not all the devices, of course, but my luck is not so. Either the fat on the contacts prevented the current, or the former moisture inside the case is guilty in the absence of signs of life, but the most important button of the phone stopped responding to pressing.
It can be brought back to life. In this we will help the liquid WD-40, sold in any hardware store.
WD-40 is an American company and a trademark of the well-known aerosol formulation developed by Norman Larsen in 1953 for the Rocket Chemical Company, San Diego, California. Initially, the preparation was developed for industrial consumers as a water repellent, which prevents corrosion. Later it was found that it also has many opportunities for domestic use. The exact formula of the product is still a commercial secret and is carefully guarded. The product is not patented to avoid disclosure of manufacturing technology.
So, we take an iPhone, we sprinkle the WD-40 jet on the Home button, press it several times through a napkin, then we sprinkle and press it again. Two minutes later the button comes alive. Specially shot the video below.
Attention! Things to remember:
- Do not let WD-40 touch the mucosa;
- Make sure that you understand the risks , because there are different opinions on the network, how the WD-40 acts on electronics. Some say that it's okay. Opponents, however, urge everyone to spray the liquid on any kind of circuit, because the Vedeshka attracts moisture from the atmosphere and promotes an even more oxidation of contacts.
- It is good to wipe the phone with a damp cloth to remove the oily coating of WD-40.
There was no other choice, because it's already evening in the courtyard, it's a long way to go to the service center, and you need a work phone now.
Who is right - time will tell.