Is your sleep/wake button loose?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Nikos, Sep 20, 2013.

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Is your sleep/wake button slightly loose?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

    39 vote(s)
    27.9%
  1. Nikos macrumors 68000

    Nikos

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    #1
    This is regarding the iPhone 5S.

    Just noticed my sleep/wake button is slightly loose. Wondering if this is a widespread issue or not.
     
  2. lem3u macrumors newbie

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    #2
    Just got home with mine. Mine is also slightly loose.
     
  3. Chessh2036 macrumors newbie

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  4. legioxi macrumors 6502a

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    Nope. But even if it was, I wouldn't worry. If it is damaged and stops working, it is a free replacement from Apple. Had the sleep button on my 5 quit a few weeks ago. Took it in the other day expecting to pay AC+ replacement cost but walked out with no charge due to "manufacturer defect" according to the guy.

    Mine is a 64GB silver 5S if it makes any difference by model.
     
  5. firstapple macrumors 6502a

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    Mine is, but I'm not all that worried about it. If it bugs me that much, I will take it back to apple in a month or so after everyone has their iPhones and Apple corrects manufacturing problems.
     
  6. randy98mtu macrumors 65816

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  7. Roessnakhan macrumors 68040

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    Someone I know at the Apple Store said they had a problem with the spring in the iPhone 5 lock button, hopefully that problem hasn't carried over to the 5S.
     
  8. bottled macrumors newbie

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    I think mine is. Certainly "loose" compared to my old 4. Here's a pretty bad video of me tapping it, you can kind of make out the "loose" sound it makes. http://viddur.com/pmH5r
     
  9. TAI182 macrumors regular

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    I am having this problem, too, on a 16 GB Space Gray 5s.
     
  10. sklspyros macrumors newbie

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  11. AAPLinc macrumors 65816

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    Damn, same issues as the 5.

    Same thing last year, lots of people with the loose power button and scuffs out of box.
     
  12. Eeko macrumors regular

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    I just checked and I think my iphone 5's is actually worse that my 5S's. 16GB space grey.
     
  13. wicker21 macrumors member

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    It is a bit on my 5, but never had any issues with it.
     
  14. rtr1985 macrumors 6502

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    Seems like it rattles a little, and it does not if holding the button.

    Is this something Genius bar replaces, or a normal thing?
     
  15. ManUtd08 macrumors member

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    Mine is just a little loose and rattles just a tiny bit. I am hoping that my case will make it less of an issue. Is it even worth trying to get it replaced?
     
  16. firstapple macrumors 6502a

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    For now I will be living with it. It is not noticeable unless I sit there messing with it. It doesn't affect the functionality of the phone. Now, if the button for whatever reason stops working properly, then I'd say this would be a reason to return it.

    If it bugs you that much though, I would still suggest possibly waiting a little bit as the next one you get (and the next one and the next one) could have the same problem. I checked all the 5s' at the Apple Store near me and they all did the same thing.
     
  17. MattMJB0188 macrumors 68000

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    Seems like there are more and more threads popping up on the loose sleep/wake/power buttons. Its pretty common if this many people are having issues.

    If it stops functioning then get it exchanged. Or put it in a case and put a piece of tape over the button so it doesn't move?
     
  18. Rocko1 macrumors 68020

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    It's the design. Metal button protruding through metal frame. Nothing to worry about.
     
  19. mizaco macrumors member

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    Made in China.

    Designed by Apple.

    What you expect.
     
  20. bigroot macrumors newbie

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    Mine is also loose and rattles. My favorite direction to flip is out when it comes to these things.
     
  21. lahin macrumors newbie

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    New to this forum- I'll start off saying hi!! :D

    This (5S) is my first iPhone (I'm an android convert) and I kinda freaked out when I noticed my power button rattles. But seeing that this is a common problem, I'm a bit relieved.

    Are there chances of this getting worse over time? I also use a case that covers the power button.
     
  22. cdd543 macrumors 6502

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  23. rtr1985 macrumors 6502

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    Some rattlesnakes do have gold/grey/silver accents
     
  24. AAPLinc macrumors 65816

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    Right, but this is about the lock/power button.
     

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