home button doesn't work. out of warranty. what do i do?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by brinycbri, Aug 9, 2009.

  1. brinycbri macrumors 6502a

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    so of course, my warranty just expired 1.5 wks ago and now my home button doesn't work..it presses down but i can feel that one corner of it doesn't press down fully

    what can i do? do u think apple would fix it for free? ugh!
     
  2. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    I would go to an Apple Store and explain the problem clearly and honestly. Tell them you are looking for repairs free since it's only been 1.5 weeks since the warranty died. Who knows, you might get away with it if the Genius is cool.
     
  3. TwoBytes macrumors 68020

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    give it a go - you may find a nice genius, tell them about your blog and how you'll post nice things about them. Apple love that.
     
  4. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

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    True and just be nice and honest.
     
  5. Phat^Trance macrumors regular

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  6. lavinci macrumors 6502

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    I'd say give it a go at the Genius bar. You never know, something good might happen. The worst thing they can say is no and you would have to pay for out of warranty repair.
     
  7. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    I'd say upgrade to a new 3G/3GS and extend your contract another 2 years. Bad "home button!".....:(
     
  8. saldawop macrumors regular

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    If jailbroken you could try an app via Cydia called (I think) mquickdo.Not much good in the long term but to get you by it might be worth a look.
     
  9. Clete2 macrumors 65816

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    If all else fails, open it up and fix it yourself. :)
     
  10. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    This is what I would do. Good luck.
     
  11. lemondropchick macrumors newbie

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    My home button was broken after an unfortunate submersion incident, :eek: and since no warranty was going to cover that I found a local phone place that repaired it for me. $40 parts and labor (part harvested from a used iphone).
     

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