iPhone 4S - Messed up lock button

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by chrf097, May 22, 2013.

  1. chrf097 macrumors 68040

    chrf097

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    So basically, I didn't even drop my phone or move it barely, but my lock button seems as if it's been forced in. I can't push it down, but I can wiggle it slightly.

    My phone is out of warranty and I really don't want to pay to replace it, so is there any home way I can fix the lock button? Is it like wedged in? Will compressed air work? The assistivetouch is sooo annoying.
     
  2. Davejprince macrumors regular

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    The Netherlands
    #2
    There aren't any working methods to fix this yourself without opening the phone. your best shot is a local repair shop to fix it.
     
  3. ChittagongBoy macrumors member

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    Aug 23, 2011
    #3
    Please follow DAVEJPRINCE advice, I had the same issue and the solution from APPLE store was $200 (for replacement), took it to the kiosk at the mall paid 45$ and 20 min later its was good as new:).
     
  4. lordofthereef macrumors G5

    lordofthereef

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    Boston, MA
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    You have barely moved your phone since you owned it? :confused:

    On a serious note, depending on where you live, hit up a mall kiosk. They should be able to take care of you, assuming all that needs replacing is the actual button, for under $50. You could try taking the phone apart youtself but, to be honest, if you are asking here about what you should be doing, this probably isn't a task I would recommend you do yourself.
     

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