Iphone power button fail

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Lach M, Feb 19, 2010.

  1. Lach M macrumors newbie

    Feb 19, 2010
    My Iphone's power button on the top right isn't working at all. Everything else works perfectly fine. I usially lock my phone when I'm done using it but I can't.

    I have tried..
    Restarting my iPhone
    Syncing iphone with my computer
    and resetting the normal settings.

    What else should I try? Or if you know the problem/solution please explain.
    I'm using
    :apple: Iphone - Version 3.1.2 8GB
  2. -aggie- macrumors P6


    Jun 19, 2009
    Where bunnies are welcome.
    You haven't tried a DFU restore, but I think you have a hardware issue. Did you drop the phone or get water damage?
  3. Lach M thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 19, 2010
    I use a hardcase and It hasn't been dropped in water or anything. Even if it were exposed to water than that caused it is there a way it could be fixed?

    And what is a DFU restore?
  4. androiphone macrumors 65816

    Dec 13, 2009
    it's in his signature

    edit you may not be able to do it because the sleep/wake button doesn't work
  5. Lach M thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 19, 2010
    Yes I researched and and yea it won't work w/o the button.
  6. pauliphone macrumors regular

    Nov 27, 2008
    London, UK
    just out of curiosity, how did you try restarting the phone??
  7. nehunte macrumors 6502


    Apr 30, 2009
    Yeah, I was wondering the exact same thing...

    Anywho, if you're under one year of owning it, call up your closest Apple store and make an appointment to have them look it over. If they can fix it, they'll fix it, if not then they'll replace it. Best of luck.
  8. Gadgetgeezer macrumors regular

    Oct 4, 2009
    The power buttons can fail because:

    1. They are a domed membrane button which is quite delicate;
    2. The wiring harness in that area is quite delicate and can break after numerous presses in that area.

    Just unlucky.
  9. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    I just had my wifes iphone power button replaced for around $30 thru an online repair shop. It was an iphone 3G out of warranty and didnt feel like spending $200 on an out of warranty replacement from Apple.

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