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Guides for the Wi-Fi version of the iPad Mini 2. Announced October 22nd and released November 12th, 2013. The iPad mini 2, also known as the iPad mini with Retina Display, has all the pixels of the iPad Air in a smaller 7.9" form factor.

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Sunken & stiff home button.

I replaced the front glass/digitizer on my iPad Mini 2 & have had issues with the home button. It is recessed deeper in the glass compared to the original & it is much harder to actuate. I have remedied the alignment problem by forming the metal bracket for a flush fit, but the switch is still hard to actuate. I tested the button with the front glass removed from the case & it is still stiff, so It’s not anything to do with how the assembly fits in the case. It’s stiff enough that I have to be very aware when double clicking, as it will not always work. I don’t see any way to fix this as it appears that the switch spring is internal. The switch always operates , it just takes extra force to depress it. It’s not spongy or anything. Nice firm click if pressed hard enough. I would guess about twice the force of the original switch.

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The button has two small plastic nubs on the back; the bracket has two small matching holes in it. Make sure the button is rotated in the proper orientation so that those two nubs seat inside the holes.

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I thought I responded to this already??? Anyway, the button is properly aligned. It's the dome on the switch itself that is stiff. Nothing else is involved with the mechanical movement of the button. The metal dome is just too stiff & doesn't collapse with the proper pressure. It's just stiff enough for me to have problems double clicking. More annoying than anything.



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