Lock button no longer responsive? Ideal upgrade time?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by MacAttackKev, Dec 6, 2014.

  1. MacAttackKev macrumors member

    Aug 18, 2014
    Hey all,
    I've had my 4S for a while and it seemed to being doing great, but recently (in a day) the lock button isn't as responsive anymore and requires extra force to lock/unlock it. I'm trying to avoid using it as I feel it will only make it worse if I apply more force to it.

    Is there a simple fix for this/ anyone know much it would cost to repair?
    I was contemplating on upgrading to the 6, but at the time verizon was offering a $100 trade in rate for my 4s, which I don't think I can get anymore with a busted lock button.
    Money is a bit tight at the moment so I'm also keeping the 5s as an option as well, but the fact that it's already a bit outdated worries me, I'm not the type of person to upgrade frequently, and I'd prefer the phone to last me a while.

    In the long run I'd like to upgrade unless the fix for my 4s doesn't require much, does it?

    Any help is appreciate, Thanks :)
  2. Crichton333 macrumors 6502


    May 4, 2014
    My buttons on the 4 would stop responding but a restart and or resync would fix that. Also when I had tons of apps and music.
  3. lordofthereef macrumors G5


    Nov 29, 2011
    Boston, MA
    It's probably just a worn button. It's on it's own ribbon cable. The part is about $6. If you are comfortable doing it yourself, that would be your cost. If you need to pay someone to do it, I would expect anywhere from about $25-50 for parts and labor. Plenty of malls have repair kiosks that will give you a quote for repairs too.

    IMO the 4/4S are the easiest devices to work on due to how easily they come apart.

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