iPhone 5 power button failing a bit, tomorrow is my last day on warranty...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by datapolitical, Sep 19, 2013.

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Trade in or keep it?

Poll closed Sep 20, 2013.
  1. Trade in the device! Refurbished will be better.

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  2. Keep the one you have! Refurbished could suck.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Something else (put your answer in comments)

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  1. datapolitical macrumors member

    datapolitical

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    #1
    It works 80% of the time. Sometimes requires a second press (giving me Siri instead of a screenshot), or if it's being cranky, it'll take a good 5 or 6 clicks until it wakes up or puts the phone to sleep. It's been like this for about 6 months, not enough to warrant a visit to the store, but enough to be annoying.

    I have one day to either keep it or replace it with a refurbished device of unknown quality. What should I do?
     
  2. lordofthereef macrumors G4

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    If I recall correctly, the refurd should have 30-90 days of warranty on it too. I see no reason NOT to return it. A button like that would drive me crazy.
     
  3. datapolitical thread starter macrumors member

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    It's not that bad, it's just annoying enough to make me consider switching it out. I thought it might have been the fact that I was running an unlocked version of iOS 6, but after the restore to iOS 7 the problem persists. If i'd been willing to unjailbreak sooner, I wouldn't be doing this so last minute. But here we are.
     
  4. cwosigns macrumors 65816

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    Same happened to me. Widely known issue for the iPhone. Replace it. White box replacements have new externals and refurbished internals (and a new battery I think).
     
  5. datapolitical thread starter macrumors member

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    Excellent. Thanks.
     
  6. powerbook911 macrumors 68040

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  7. datapolitical thread starter macrumors member

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    Good question.
     
  8. powerbook911 macrumors 68040

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    Yeah mine was swapped out for the same thing in July. A bit worried that when I hand it down to family, they will have same issue in 6 months. :(
     

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