Currently Being ModeratedAug 15, 2011 2:34 PM (in response to brad805)
Thanks for the reply.
Assuming I could convince Apple to repair the phone (though I expect that would be a tall order as in my experience warranties are pretty black and white), how long does the process take?
The only other option I can think of is taking it to a shopping centre repair shop, but I'm wary of doing this as I don't want to end up with bigger problems than a 'sticky' power button.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 15, 2011 2:42 PM (in response to ninjastory)
Make appointment with Apple Genius. Appear at Apple Store, should not take more than 2 minutes to show them the problems you are having. Tell them the truth, let them see that there is no physical damage to the iPhone, that the Power Button is bad and you need help. It should take them less than 2 minutes to think it through. Within 5 minutes you will be either very happy or disappointed.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 15, 2011 2:45 PM (in response to ninjastory)
Thanks again. I supposed what I meant is if they agree to do 'something' how long will it take them to fix it. Does the phone have to go back to Apple, thus taking days, or is it simpler than that?
Currently Being ModeratedAug 15, 2011 3:02 PM (in response to ninjastory)
Most Apple Stores will replace it on the spot, right there. Here is a comment from another thread today:
Re: iPhone 4 stuck sleep/wake button
Aug 15, 2011 3:54 PM (in response to Ull)
Had the same problem. Took it to the Apple Store and had it replaced today. Luckily, it was replaced for no charge because the warranty had just expired three days ago. I was told when the warranty is expired, one has to ususally pay a (unknown$$) fee, but because it was so close, I got a break.