So I've had a stuck Home button for months now, and have tried everything-- the toothbrush trick, the heat trick, the Dock cable trick, you name it. It's intermittent enough that it's been bearable until recently. But now it's been so bad I figured I HAD to at least open it up and see if i can "push it" from the other side... or something... I'm actually an ex-Genius, but have never taken apart the 4. I thought, hey, how hard could it be? But once I started doing it, I balked at the steps involved and decided to stop. Unfortunately, that wasn't before causing a tiny, tiny tear in the Dock connector cable-- which I didn't even see right away! I didn't even start looking at/playing with the button. But the button is now completely unresponsive. Worse, now the damn thing won't even charge, since the cable's busted. Here's my question: what are my options here? The phone is not and was not under warranty. A repair of the two parts will be around $80-$100. And the iPhone 5 will undoubtedly come out in "weeks"-- my bet's on October 6th. For the camera alone, I will certainly be buying it. I could almost, MAYBE, painfully go without a cell phone until the 5 is released. It would be hard, but right now is probably the best time and place in my life to be without one (this hasn't usually been the case). Any other option-- whether third-party repair or "acquiring" a third-party warranty-- would probably cost at least $100. I'd still end up buying the iPhone 5 as soon as possible. What do you think? Can someone repair a Dock connector and Home button for less than $60? Is it worth it? Can I buy a 3GS somewhere?