iPhone 5 suddenly went dead

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by nkaufman, Jun 16, 2015.

  1. nkaufman macrumors member

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    Hello,

    All of a sudden yesterday my iPhone 5 suddenly went dead. Phone was on a desk, wasn't over-heated or anything .like that. Charge was around 60%.

    Did a search and found about hard reset - Home and On/Off button pressed for few minutes and then saw Apple icon and everything seems normal again.

    Was wondering if there is something wrong with On/Off button (my phone S/N is amongst the one that Apple has for switch recall) and I was wondering if I should go ahead and get the switch replaced. Or is this issue something that happens with the iPhone and is not a concern.

    Thanks,
     
  2. Newtons Apple macrumors G5

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    It could be in the recall and if so Apple should fix. If not diagnosing such things can be very difficult.
     
  3. nkaufman thread starter macrumors member

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    As I mentioned in my OP, the phone is part of recall.

    But the question is - Is this normal for iPhone to sometimes go dead and need a reset - press both Home and On/Off button or should I go ahead and get Apple to replace the On/Off switch.
     
  4. nkaufman thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm not sure I follow what you are saying here. Are you saying that no need to take the phone to Apple store because the On/Off switch is fine?
     
  5. soy macrumors member

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    Since you qualify for the recall program, I don't see why you don't just do it.

    Most people are reporting that Apple replaced their battery for free as well while they replace the button, so it'll give your phone a slightly better lifespan.

    In my case (and some others) they just replaced the entire phone.
     
  6. nkaufman thread starter macrumors member

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    Well, I never had an issue like this and never really thought of going for the recall. But maybe now is the time..
     
  7. soy macrumors member

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    I'd definitely recommend it, didn't have issues with my button, but battery life was getting rather short. Now have a shiny new phone that actually lasts me a whole day again.
     
  8. jr866gooner macrumors 65816

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    My 5c did this last week. Went to bed with over 30% and in the morning it was dead to the world! Luckily my son woke me well before to get up anyway. I don't need to rely on my alarm to wake for work but it's always set as a backup in case he over sleeps!
     

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