Loose play in power button, normal?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by BlueMoonForever, Jun 23, 2013.

  1. BlueMoonForever macrumors 6502

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    I've had my iPhone 5 for about 6 months now, its perfect. My dad just got one and the power button on it is loose, wiggles. This results in a rattling noise. If you place your finger over the button and hold it down slightly, there is no such noise. I can wiggle the button with my finger gently. On mine, the button is very firm, which results in NO rattling.

    I've also noticed this on a friend's iPhone 5. So my question is, is it suppose to be slightly loose or very snug? My dad said he can careless, but I am rather curious?

    Thanks
     
  2. thegrants82 macrumors 65816

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    Should be snug
     
  3. KeanosMagicHat macrumors 65816

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    If you search the web you will find quite a few reports of power buttons failing on the 4, 4S & 5.

    In fact, there's a lawsuit currently progressing about the issue.

    Unfortunately my 4S button is on the way out.
     
  4. MattMJB0188 macrumors 68000

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    He's not referring to buttons that go bad over time, he is referring to out of the box iPhone 5's with loose power buttons.
     
  5. KeanosMagicHat macrumors 65816

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    My apologies, I scan read it (ineffectively) and saw, "6 months".

    If it doesn't feel right and it's brand new, I'd get it swapped.
     
  6. dictoresno macrumors 601

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    my new replacement device from a few months ago also has a loose button. its not too bad, but teeters on the actual button underneath. it doesnt effect my use of the button yet, but if/when it does ill bring it back.
     
  7. iAndyPham macrumors newbie

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    My 4, 4S and 5 black had that problem. Even the power button jiggle too, but I couldn't care less. My curren 5 white is perfect out of the box.

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    My 4, 4S and 5 black had that problem. Volume buttons jiggle too, but I couldn't care less. My current 5 white is perfect out of the box.
     
  8. Namji macrumors 6502a

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    I am not sure on the iphone 5 but on some of the 4 and 4S if you shake the phone you will hear the power button shake...
     
  9. Agent-P macrumors 68030

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    Back when I got my 4S it had a loose power button. But I got it swapped out before leaving the store. The replacement was fine and still is.
     

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