iPhone 5 lock button beginning to fail

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Radoo, May 5, 2013.

  1. Radoo macrumors regular

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    Hi,

    Recently I noticed the lock button doesn't work all the time. If I press it more on the right side, even though I hear the clicking sound, it doesn't lock my phone. :mad:

    Would I be able to change it at the local carrier store? For repair, it will be a little more difficult I guess, because they will probably ship the phone to the capital where they have a service, so I would be left without my phone for two-four weeks. :(
     
  2. aDRock1154 macrumors 65816

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    Apple is sending me a replacement tomorrow for the very same reason. This will be my third iPhone 5.

    Any chance you're close to an Apple Store?
     
  3. Radoo thread starter macrumors regular

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    Unfortunately no. There is no Apple Store, and Apple Authorised Service Providers are not authorised to repair phones, just Macs and iPads, if you can imagine that. Too bad I have no summer plans anywhere near an Apple Store, this year. :(

    Anyway, thanks for your information. I will try to relate to what you said when speaking with someone at the Orange store. Maybe it will make a difference. :D
     
  4. aDRock1154 macrumors 65816

    aDRock1154

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    Apple is shipping my new phone to me, so I'm not making the trip (mine is a half hour from where I live).

    Basically they put a hold on your credit card, ship you a new phone, ship your old phone back, and you're never charged. It's great for not getting stuck without a phone. My line is business/personal, so I can't be without a device.
     
  5. aDRock1154 macrumors 65816

    aDRock1154

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    Meh, at the end of the day it's a tool. Enjoy it and use as needed.
     
  6. bozzykid macrumors 68020

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    It's a physical button. Just like the lock button, it is about the only thing that can break on an iPhone. Of course there are a lot of threads posting about it considering how many have been sold.
     

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