Out-of-warranty home button repair?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by KUguardgrl13, Jan 21, 2015.

  1. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020

    KUguardgrl13

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    Hi there! I have an iPhone 5, and my AppleCare+ expired about a week ago. My home button started feeling "crunchy" again, so I'm thinking about getting it fixed since my phone works fine otherwise. Will an Apple Store do an out of warranty repair? If so, how much? I have plenty of third party not authorized places to choose from, but I'd rather have Apple do it if it's worth the price. I hate the idea of giving money to a place that didn't get proper training on Apple devices (one of them in particular forced the one AASP in my town to close, so I'm bitter). The Apple Store is less than an hour away, and I have to go out that way twice a week anyway. Thanks!
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I'd go with Apple first.
    Let them know that it's been giving you this prob for a while even before the warranty expired.
    They might replace the phone or replace the home button for free.
    Worth a shot.
     
  3. KUguardgrl13 thread starter macrumors 68020

    KUguardgrl13

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    Maybe. They repaired it once while it was still under warranty. It was a while ago though.
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Oh, good.
    They should be able to see and pull that up on their system.
    Tell them the repair wasn't good and the button did not function right many times.
    They'll take care of it for ya.
     
  5. KUguardgrl13 thread starter macrumors 68020

    KUguardgrl13

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    Hmm. It did work for a while after the repair though. It was back in fall of 2013. It sort of comes and goes. I have to wonder if my often clammy hands tend to gum things up.
     

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