Is this possible with the mute switch?

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  1. Ingenioutor macrumors newbie

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    So my friend apparently broke his mute switch by applying a little more than normal force in toggling it up and down.

    I told his it really wasn't possible unless it was a ridiculous amount of force since the chassis doesn't allow the switch to move or flex beyond its resting point.

    Am I too far off point on how the switch is placed structurally?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Its definitely possible to break.
    If he's under warranty he can bring it to Apple to take care of it.
     
  3. Ingenioutor thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm sure it's possible to break but by just applying above normal force to move it up and down?
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    True, it's weird.
    Unless the switch was defective and ended up popping off.
     
  5. Ingenioutor thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah I figured as much. I wish I cold see how the switch sits inside the body. Haven't been able to find anythjng
     
  6. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    I have never heard of this happening. That's a lot of force to apply to break it. I would be curious how Apple would go with replacing something like that.
     
  7. TheBrokenBee macrumors regular

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  8. Ingenioutor thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm not really sure. Haven't been able to find any pics on about how it's seated inside the phone.
     
  9. Thor_1 macrumors 6502a

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    Step 25 of the ifixit iPhone 7 takedown. Just google iPhone 7 breakdown.
     

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