2 iPhones, Same Issue!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by JGC1986, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. macrumors regular

    Jul 5, 2008
    I have an iPhone 4 with a power button that is a little pressed in, but still works.

    Also, I have a iPhone 4s that the power button completely is pressed in.

    I really want to get these repaired, but don't know if it is worth it/the cost...Think Apple will repair these for me? :mad:
  2. macrumors regular


    Sep 23, 2012
    Try calling apple?
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 5, 2008
    Well yea, but was wondering if anyone had any experience/luck/stories with this?
  4. macrumors 68040


    Nov 3, 2011
    Apple has been known to do repairs for free on products no longer covered by warranty. Just go to Apple see if they offer a free repair or find out how much it will cost out of pocket.
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 5, 2008
    I found a place to repair the power button my my 4s for $65, which includes part and labor (They said it'd take 45 mins, which includes 90 day warranty on their work). I think I will try the Apple store first, then if they won't fix it for free/offer any options, I can go literally a mile down the street and get it fixed for a decent price.
  6. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 26, 2005
    I had no luck at the Apple store. They said they don't repair the power buttons but just replace the whole phone. Since I'm out of warranty they wanted to charge me $200 for a replacement (refurb).
  7. macrumors 6502

    Jul 24, 2011
    If you have patience and steady hands, you can always youtube ifixit's video to replace the home button for much less.

    but yes, it does require very steady hands. I actually aborted half way thru on my phone and got it replaced from outside ...
  8. macrumors 68040


    Apr 13, 2009
    New Jersey
    Depends, they used to do pretty much anything before the 4S came out, now they are very picky on replacing a phone unless they charge you. I had a 5 with NO LTE, they reset my phone and told me I had to wait a week, in a week still no LTE, they finally replaced it.

    I had a 4 last year with a sunken Home button, they would not even consider replacing for free they wanted $149 for a 16GB 4, so for $50 more I got my son a 4S White 16GB and no issues, so it varies from store to store and depends on what moods those Apple people are in, refer not to calling them Apple Geniuses.

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