Power Button Stopped Working, Now what?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by pepsijunky, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. pepsijunky macrumors member

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    So the power button on my iPhone 4 stopped working last weekend, no apparent reason, it's just done. I am also outside of my warranty. Is it worth it to spend the $200 to get a refurb? Should I just wait for iPhone 5? I guess I just need to be coddled right now.
     
  2. tardman91 macrumors 6502a

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    Go to the apple store. Sometimes people get lucky and get free out of warranty replacements.
     
  3. pepsijunky thread starter macrumors member

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    I did that on Friday, the guy said $200. I was hoping for something better.
     
  4. Jongewehr macrumors 6502

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    if your willing to. you can order a button from ifixit an replace it.

    http://www.ifixit.com/Browse/iPhone

    i did the same thing with my home button a few weeks ago, works like new, but it took 2 hours. :)
     
  5. megapopular macrumors 6502a

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    Spend $200 now and sell it for $400+ in a few weeks... OR, make do with it now and sell it as is for like $250-$300 in a few weeks!
     
  6. pepsijunky thread starter macrumors member

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    Funny, that's exactly the breakdown I was looking for. I will make money either way I'm sure, just a matter of "in the meantime."

    Thanks for your help.

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    I did look at the steps to replace it online the other day, seemed beyond my skillset. I would like to do it though. Thanks for the idea.
     

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