Home Button No Longer Working - Please Help!!!


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  1. Dankees

    Dankees Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    So, I just deleted about eight or so applications and games I never use. Soon after, I noticed that the main home button at the top of my screen is no longer working. I have tried pressing the reset button a few times, but after the device restarts the home button still does nothing.

    Please help me - what can I do to make it work?
     

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  2. AndroidSPCS

    AndroidSPCS Well-Known Member

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    What phone do you have? What Android OS are you running?
     
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    Dankees Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    This is a tablet running Android 2.2.
     
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    AndroidSPCS Well-Known Member

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    Which tablet is it? And what ROM are you running?
     
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    Dankees Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    It's from China.

    I think it would best be described as a GPad GForce.
     
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    Hmmm have not heard this before. I'll move this thread to General Tablet talk to see if other people might know.
     
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    Dankees Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I appreciate that!
     
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    Dankees Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    It still doesn't work, 5 weeks later. Someone please help me! :-(
     
  9. Bob Maxey

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    Might be a bad switch.
     
  10. Dankees

    Dankees Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    What do you mean "bad switch"...?

    This is a home button on the touchscreen.
     
  11. Bob Maxey

    Bob Maxey Well-Known Member

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    You were not specific enough. Hard to diagnose problems without knowing the name and/or model number of the device. On the iPad, the Home button is a physical switch.

    You later posted, "It's from China. I think it would best be described as a GPad GForce. Not too specific as there are many different tablets described as GPad GForce. Lots of models and my divining rod is broken.

    My general suggestion to folks is this: if you have a tech problem, please provide as much info as possible. Specific info please . . . not generalities.

    Just trying to help.
     
  12. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum Moderator

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    The buttons on the tab, even though part of the capacitive touch screen, activate a switch when touched. If the sensor for the switch is no longer responding to the switch itself is bad, you'd get an unresponsive button where everything else works as expected.

    It could be a warranty issue, but if the pad is from China, it may be problematic. A better solution is to root (if you haven't already) and use an app like SoftKeys for ROOT USERS for Android | AppBrain.com
     

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