iPhone 4 Sticky Power Button

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by WelshBluebird, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. WelshBluebird macrumors regular

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    Hey all,

    Got my first iPhone (4) last summer and love it.
    However in the last month or so the power / sleep button has turned a bit "sticky". Not sure how to describe it really, but it needs to be pushed really hard for it to work.

    Any way I can fix it myself, or would taking it into an Apple Store be the best option? (its a bit of a pain getting there though).

    Thanks
     
  2. JamesMB macrumors 68000

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    I had that same problem, and it was caused by an Apple bumper. If you don't have a bumper, or something else installed that might be interfering with the power button, take it to Apple
     
  3. WelshBluebird thread starter macrumors regular

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    I did have a bumper, but I haven't used it in at least 2 months (if not more) because my headphones wouldn't fit through the hole.
     
  4. alexreich macrumors 6502a

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    WelshBluebird, what did you end up doing?
    I got a bumper recently and it has ruined my power button!
    I have to press it against a hard flat surface for it to function :mad:

    Did you take it to Apple?
    Did it go away?
     
  5. JamesMB macrumors 68000

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    If you removed your bumper, and still have the problem, take it to Apple. I don't think it's gonna "go" away.:D
     
  6. ImStrapped macrumors member

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    Yeah, they're not gonna be too happy bout that. U can try a very slightly wet piece of fabric with a bit of soup and slightly tap it around.
     
  7. alexreich macrumors 6502a

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    I went to Apple and they replaced my iPhone 4 with another.
    No problem.
     

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