Volume button fell off iPhone 3GS

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by dude19, May 5, 2011.

  1. dude19 macrumors newbie

    Jul 21, 2007
    Like the title says, the silver button on the left hand side fell off one day. I luckily found the little piece. There looks to be some residue (maybe glue) where the button used to be in the slit.

    anyone have this happen? can I just glue the button back on or will it just cause me problems.
  2. MaxBurn macrumors 65816


    Nov 25, 2010
    Is the case cracked around the volume button cutout? The volume button is supposed to be molded bigger than the hole so it cant fall out, if it did it must be broken or the case is broken. I may actually have an extra button and maybe even a white back if you are interested. They aren't an easy repair at all though.
  3. Givmeabrek macrumors 68040


    Apr 20, 2009
    That was a common issue back then. It's a manufacturing defect along with the cracks in the case. Apple should replace it warranty or not. :)
  4. dude19 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 21, 2007
    even if the phone is ~2 years old? that would be great if true
  5. sbddude macrumors 6502a

    Sep 27, 2010
    Nor Cal, USA
    this happened to my wife's old phone. I tried gluing it but did not work well. I found a place locally that fixed it for $25.

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