Currently Being ModeratedNov 20, 2012 3:57 PM (in response to CopperStatue)
The iPhone internal portion of the Power (lock) button is vulnerable to damage. If you have Warranty or AppleCare make Genius reservation and take to Apple for resolution. If no coverage, the repair can be sometimes difficult. You can try Virtual Lock button with Assistive Touch. Tap Settings App > General > Accessibility > Assistive Touch > ON > tap the new white screen button > tap Device > Lock icon. You can even use this to turn your iPhone OFF. To turn iPhone ON you can use your poor functioning button, or just connect iPhone to power, ie Charger or USB port of computer. Using this virtual button may allow your real button to last a much longer time.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 20, 2012 4:00 PM (in response to brad805)
What warranty comes with the phone? I didn't buy more. Ando is there any way to fix this myself?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 20, 2012 4:13 PM (in response to CopperStatue)
The iPhone comes with 1 year Warranty. Enter your Serial Number here https://selfsolve.apple.com/agreementWarrantyDynamic.do to check the coverage status.
The fix is most often replacement of the small less than 1mm plastic piece (bump) that is part of the internal Power button switch. It just falls off sometimes. There are You Tube videos showing the fix. Or you can just replace the Power Button Flex Cable a very difficult repair.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 25, 2012 7:56 AM (in response to brad805)
One last question, I have my iPhone through nTelos and I was wondering if I would get a tempary phone from them while the phone was with Apple. Or would I not get one from them?