iPhone 4 power button help!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Upandsteadyyy, Sep 30, 2012.

  1. Upandsteadyyy macrumors newbie

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    Hello guys, new member here and looking for some help.

    I have an iPhone 4 that's power button is unresponsive. I searched around here and found many posts about this; however, mine is much different.

    My power button actually clicks and seems to structurally work fine, but once pressed there is zero response on the iPhone (sleep/on/off).

    Could the proximity sensor need changing? Or am I looking at something else here?

    Any and all help is appreciated! Thanks.
     
  2. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    If you press the home button, does it do anything? What about if you call the phone?

    If neither work, try holding down the power button and hold button for a few seconds, like you're doing a hard reset. Then try powering up again. I've found the iPhone 4 has a tendency to lock up

    If the phone responds to the home button, then there's a problem with your power button.
     
  3. Tom2893 macrumors 6502

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    mines kinda the opposite.. the button used to have a click now its like a jammed in button which is really annoying but it still works.
     
  4. Upandsteadyyy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Home button works fine. When I call the phone it goes straight to voicemail, but I believe that is because the phone is locked (Craigslist purchase)

    I've tried hard restarting, but I'm not getting any response from that power button. Very strange. Like I said its clicking and all, just no response from it being pressed. You guys think it's the sensor? From what I've read it seems like the power sinks down when the sensor needs replacing.

    Phone charges, responds to usb when plugged in.

    Thanks for the help
     
  5. From A Buick 8 macrumors 68040

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    Mine started doing this last night, you find any fix.
     
  6. Tom2893 macrumors 6502

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    yeah i fixed it by mailing my phone back to apple and after 2 attempts they gave me a 'new' one
     
  7. JodyK macrumors 6502a

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    My old 4 did this as well. Seemed jammed and you would have to press very hard several times to get it to work.
     
  8. zorinlynx macrumors 601

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    My iPhone 4's power button stopped clicking. You can still make it work by pressing it harder, but it's annoying.

    This is the main reason I never sold the phone; I figure I won't get much money for it because of the defect, and it'd be more worth it to just keep as a spare phone in case my 5 gives me trouble.

    I opened it up and used an air can to try to blow out the area around the power switch, but it did not fix the issue. So I gave up on it and just left it because my new 5 was arriving in a few days.

    I really hope the buttons in the 5 are better made and don't have these issues. Push-switches are really something that we as a society should have perfected by now!
     
  9. From A Buick 8 macrumors 68040

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    really how long had you had the phone
     

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