The home button on my 10.5" iPad Pro is stuck in the depressed position. I’ve tried all the online suggestions of wiping and pressing with rubbing alcohol, trying to clean the ring of the button with a toothpick, etc.
Turns out Apple doesn’t fix the iPads, they only replace them. Not worth the $$$.
I’ve tried Authorized Resellers, which told me the same thing. It’s been suggested that I check out an iPhone screen repair shop, that might do the work in a very “unauthorized” way.
Does anyone have any experience with this?
I’m actually okay for now using screen gestures only, so I don’t want to have my iPad bricked by a person that doesn’t know what they are doing. But I suspect my solution is not a sustainable workaround, so I’m eventually going to have to do something!
Really depends on how much the repair/exchange costs. If it’s 3.5 years old, probably not worth it. Get a new one and find a use for the old one. If it’s less than 2 years old, might be worth it. I generally plan on using an iPad for 4-5 years. When it get closer to replacement time, not worth fixing.