iPhone power button not clicking very well

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by bkim00, Aug 5, 2008.

  1. bkim00 macrumors newbie

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    I hate to sound like a nagger. I do enjoy my iPhone 3G very much, but has anyone seen their power button starting to become less responsive? I turn my phone off a lot to save power, which means I hold down the power button occasionally, but now the button is starting to push in more and more and isn't giving me a clicking sound like the one's on display at the stores. Anybody else getting this feeling? It might just be me, but is there anyway to reverse this effect?
     
  2. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Well, mine is two days old and the button clicks loudly and I even get a audio clicking noise, as if I was taking a picture. I'll keep an eye on the situation.
     
  3. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    you can turn the "shutter" sound on and off in settings>Audio>Lock sound or something like that
     
  4. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Actually, I like it. :p
     
  5. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    i like it to, but his wasnt makin the sound, so i told him that to toggle on/off....it really helps when i press the power button to put in sleep w/o lookin n slide in pocket...but sometimes it doesnt do it...so the sound tells me ok, its done!
     
  6. bkim00 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the advice but that wasn't exactly what I meant. I meant that it's a lot harder for me to just click the button and get it to physically respond as opposed to before
     
  7. cpljwlusmc macrumors regular

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    The button's mount is broken and the button is falling into the casing of the phone?


    That's a hardware issue. Apple should replace that for you, free of charge, considering you have the complimentary one year warranty.
     
  8. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Yep, take it to the nearest Apple Store and get it replaced. Pretty soon you'll find that it won't work at all.
     
  9. bkim00 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Does that most likely mean they'll hang me a new phone? I have a set of fullbodyfilms already applied to my phone :(
     
  10. cpljwlusmc macrumors regular

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    If there is no sign that gives the Apple rep the idea that the button issue is your fault, then yes, they will replace your iPhone. They do the same thing with iPods. This damage doesn't seem like it was your fault, unless you dropped your phone directly onto the button. Of course, the force required for that would have caused some damage to the outside of the phone around the button and even the screen. If there isn't, the Apple guy won't think anything of it and just hand you a new phone.
     
  11. LanceRobbins24 macrumors newbie

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    Mine is the exact same......the side of the power button closest to the sim slot is flush with the plastic and the side just above the camera sticks up just as it should. It makes it hard to turn off/put into sleep mode with it this way. I just checked my buddies 3G out and his sticks up much higher and level as it should be. Problem is, I'm nowhere near an apple store (closest is in Chicago 1 1/2 hours away) and I'm thinking those dummys at the AT&T store will not swap it out for me like an apple store would. bkim00, let me know if you try to swap yours out
     
  12. bkim00 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I paid the Apple Store a quick visit today. I was on standby for about 5 minutes, but the process took no longer than 10 minutes. Right off the bat, the Mac Genius saw it as a hardware defect and went ahead with the swapping process. They had some replacements in the back. However, I cant say I'm too pleased with them. It looks like the genius nicked the chrome bezel with the charger cable edge, and there is a bit of a light leak. I guess I'll be paying them another visit. :/
     
  13. ThunderBull4 macrumors 6502

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    Not sure why you would be turning your iPhone 3G OFF lol, but yes, just take into the apple store as it should be covered under warranty.

    Edit: sry didnt see that you alrdy took it in, but good luck on taking it in again. You don't have much proof that it was the guy that nicked it do you? Because I'm not sure they will see it as another hardware problem.
     

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