iPhone 4 - Power button unresponsive/stiff

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by g33, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. g33 macrumors 6502

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    Im out of warranty and the power button is unresponsive - it takes a lot of pressure to make it function. Just been to the store and they said it will cost me £114... for a probelm with the button....

    Any other solutions, considering the new phone is out in september i dont really want to pay them anymore than i should.

    Thanks
     
  2. danetello macrumors 6502

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    Since it is out of warranty there's nothing really you can do other than the apple store.
    Maybe you can to it to a phone repair shop and they may be able to quote you a better price.
     
  3. Asatar macrumors newbie

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    I have the same problem, apparently it's quite common. If you're out of warranty then it's a replacement handset which will cost around £120.

    If youre jailbroken then this isn't an issue, just assign an Activator function to lock the phone.

    This problem will get worse btw, soon your button will be stuck down and not work at all.
     
  4. danetello macrumors 6502

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    Yeah that is a good point, you can use a jailbroken app to lock the phone instead of the physical button
     
  5. BlueGummiBear macrumors 6502a

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    I had this happen to me and ended up having to shell out the money to get it repaired as I didn't want to jailbreak my phone. I couldn't power off the phone without draining the battery completely. To lock the phone I had to set the lock timeout to 1 minute. Such a PITA.
     
  6. g33 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    could you let me know what the cdia app is called please?
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Activator on cydia.
    You can pick tons of different ways to lock the screen. Either hand gestures, volume or mute button movements, double tap or pinch certain spots etc....
     
  8. kre62 macrumors 68000

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    If you dont want to jailbreak, theres an accesibility feature called Assistive Touch you can enable. It will put a semi-transparent circle on your screen that you can tab and access all the functions of the phone, including lock.
     
  9. g33 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i was already jailbroken and had activator. just didnt navigate through the menus enough to find out i could lock with it. ive set it to lock on double click home button (on homescreen) to lock.

    cant wait for the new one to come out now.:rolleyes:

    thanks guys
     
  10. GAUG3 macrumors member

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    Mine just went out on my 4s. If the battery were to drain and the phone shuts off, how will I be able to turn it back on?
     
  11. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Plug it in to usb.
     

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