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iPhone 4 Power Button Stuck

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  • Trixie215 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 15, 2013 7:03 PM (in response to CwissyBwear)

    DO NOT BUY A NEW PHONE!!!!! U CAN CREATE A BUTTON ON YOUR PHONE CALLED "gestures" THAT CAN DO ALL THE SAME THINGS AS ON/OFF BUTTON. CLICK ON SETTINGS- THEN CLICK GENERAL-THEN CLICK ACCESSIBILITY - CLICK ON ASSISTIVE TOUCH UNDER "PHYSICAL & MOTOR" -TURN IT ON!!!!!!! A little dot will appear on your phone! CLICK THE DOT - click on device- THEN CLICK LOCK SCREEN!!!!!!! U can take screen shots, etc!!!!!

     

     

    Like magic!!!!! Lol

  • paddyposh Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 16, 2013 1:47 AM (in response to CwissyBwear)

    Mine went funny yesterday, randomly decided to need to be pressed crazy hard to work just as I was thinking of trading it in. I can't declare it fully working now I guess, ffs. Never damaged the phone at all.

  • RickMarina Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 16, 2013 3:55 AM (in response to CwissyBwear)

    Hi all,

     

    My power button was stuck suddenly after one year and a couple of months of use and Apple has told me that if I pay 149€ in a Apple Store they will give me a new one refurbished.

     

    I disagree... what can i do?

  • jamtan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 16, 2013 5:36 AM (in response to CwissyBwear)

    Well the same thing happened to me, mine is an iphone 4s and is already 13 months old, it happened a week ago, the power/sleep button became unresponsive. i used assitive touch during the whole week, luckily had free time and went to an iphone repair shop earlier today and they charged me for about 24$.

  • inaveed Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 16, 2013 6:47 AM (in response to Bullitt08)

    I got iphone 4 white about a week before release of 4s.I used the device with great care as i dont like scrachy phones but my sleep/wake button got damaged last week.I don't know how it happened but it seems apple fall short of what they claim(quality) or maybe they intend to have damaged iphone just after customers warranty expires so they could buy new one.Offcourse i have iphone5 too but what about apple claim of quality.The button lost its rubbery feeling in a day and does not work now.

  • harpatwal Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 16, 2013 10:03 AM (in response to CwissyBwear)

    Well add me to this list! Had a replacement iPhone 4 roughly 6months back, 2 months back button started to feel funny/sticking. And then it does nothing. non responsive. no click no nothing. luckily the iOS has assistive touch. Phone being out of warranty I have no quick fix!

  • Sherry65 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 16, 2013 2:46 PM (in response to CwissyBwear)

    We've had the same problem also with the home button sticking and unresponsive. Took it back to Apple 3 times and they cleaned it the first time, the second they air pressure cleaned it and said to try it for a few weeks to see how it goes and the third time the wanted to charge £180 approx for a replacement because it had just gone out of warranty.. It's a disgrace - they are aware of the problem but won't do anything about it just prolong it enough so your out of warranty and have to pay!!!!

  • oa_gd Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 16, 2013 8:53 PM (in response to CwissyBwear)

    That actually happned to me as well with my iPhone 4. If you still have your 1 year warranty or Apple Care, go to an Apple store and they will replace the phone free of charge.

  • dariofrombrunswick Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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    May 16, 2013 9:02 PM (in response to CwissyBwear)

    Clean your hands beore you use your iphone, also the iphone home button could be actually broken, mine completely broke and did not work. luckily i had another iphone and i just swapped out the motherboard. Buttons only work for a certain amount of time and can be easily replaced. Either by Apple, yourself, or a 3rd party replacement store.

  • wwoo.family Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 17, 2013 9:24 AM (in response to CwissyBwear)

    We have two iPhone 4s (18 months old) that have problems with the power button!  Hopefully, this does not happen to my iPhone 5.  We were also offered the option to replace the phones at a cost of $200 each! 

  • Larissaa Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 17, 2013 11:28 AM (in response to CwissyBwear)

    I've got a Iphone 4 from 16 months old with a broken power button too. Sometimes when you push very hard at the right sight at the back of the button there comes a reaction, but it isn't very fine. They wouldn't make it, for €150 they will give me a new one. My ticket shows 2 years guarantee from the Saturn, but apple said there's only 1 year fabric guarentee so I have to pay..

  • Aelboyd Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 17, 2013 3:03 PM (in response to Trixie215)

    I have this button, and the "genius" who helped me said I could power down my phone with it, but I can't find that option??? Where is it?

  • dariofrombrunswick Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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    May 17, 2013 7:18 PM (in response to CwissyBwear)

    The power button is made of plastic. That is why.

  • Worriedmanasheville Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 18, 2013 10:49 PM (in response to CwissyBwear)

    Not sure if this is only a iPhone 4 problem, but my 4s just had this same thing happen.  About a year and a half old, and power/sleep button just stopped working over the course of an hour.  Did not drop it or anything.  Button felt a little weird when activating for a couple times during that hour.  Then, just not working at all.  Feels weird.  Does not seem to actuate like normal.  Having to use accessibility options to lock screen etc.  This blows and is obviously not an isolated thing.  I refuse to pay $160 to fix this.  Especially when I can order the power cable, proximity sensor replacement wire part and tool kit to do it for $7.00 on amazon.com.  Come on apple.  Man up and make this right.  Fix these stuck buttons for free!  This is my 4th iPhone, plus I have an iPad and other apple products.  You owe me this one!

  • dariofrombrunswick Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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    May 18, 2013 11:24 PM (in response to Worriedmanasheville)

    I completely agree, or repair the problems for cheaper..

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