1. TheMixer55's Avatar
    Hey guys! First of all, I am finally free after 3 years with an iPhone, so I can't be happier to be a new member of your community!

    I am slightly concerned about the home button on my new S3. I just got it 2 days ago, and I am aware that I am probably being overly paranoid. But, I have a 14 day exchange policy, so I just want to make sure things aren't going south.

    When I got the phone, I swear the home button was different. It was similar to my iPhone home button where it made a soft, dull, uniform click.

    Last night, after 2 days of pretty extensive usage, I swear the home button changed. Now it makes a rather large "click" when I press the button in the middle, and it seems a little harder to press. It just sounds significantly "cheaper" and plasticky than it did before.

    It happened when I was using the phone. I had clicked the home button a few times, then I clicked it again, and the mechanics changed.

    Is it possible for the button to get "un-aligned" or something?

    Now, it is fully possible that it was like this from the beginning, and I simply didn't notice.

    Is this normal? Maybe the buttons "set in" after some usage and this is its normal state. That's fine. I just don't want to have a dead home button after my exchange period is over.

    Thanks for any input!
    10-17-2012 04:20 PM
  2. funkylogik's Avatar
    im not sure if thats normal but mine has never made any audiable sound.

    welcome btw :beer:

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    10-17-2012 04:22 PM
  3. jamesino's Avatar
    Mine actually does occassionally click if I press it with the edge of my nail at an angle. Afterwards, one side of the button is slightly higher/raised than the other side. Does this happens to your too?
    10-17-2012 06:01 PM
  4. funkylogik's Avatar
    i dont notice anything like that probably because i just noticed i always hit the button dead centre for some reason and i have a DecalGirl skin on it which would maybe dull it down a bit.. it definately makes me hit the home button by mistake a lot less often
    (New guy here!) Home button click woes?-uploadfromtaptalk1350526989850.jpg

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    10-17-2012 09:23 PM
  5. mssca's Avatar
    FYI, sometimes it takes time for mechanical parts in the electronic board to get settle in. I remember when I first got my Bold 9900(a Blackberry), the keyboard buttons suddenly change the sound after about a week use. Then someone at Telus told me it was normal, which was later confirmed by a CrackBerry member.

    So when we have moving parts on a unit, it may change sound as it get wear out a bit(anything mechanical wear out faster at the beginning right out of the factory)
    funkylogik likes this.
    10-17-2012 09:33 PM
  6. Scythe55's Avatar
    I haven't ever noticed the home button to make a sound. If it concerns you, take it back to the store.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Android Central Forums
    funkylogik likes this.
    10-17-2012 09:43 PM

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