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iphone 3gs lock button stopped working

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Jessica Kenyon Calculating status...
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Dec 20, 2011 1:24 PM

I have an iPhone 3GS and am running iOS5.  Recently, the power/lock button stopped working.  This is frustrating because it means I can never lock or turn off the phone.  The phone will lock only if left idle for a few minutes.  I tried doing a restore and this didn't solve the problem.  Has anyone else experienced this, and is there a way to fix it?

  • stevejobsfan0123 Level 7 Level 7 (30,500 points)
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    Dec 20, 2011 1:26 PM (in response to Jessica Kenyon)

    It sounds like a hardware problem. Take it to the Apple Store and have them take a look at it. In the meantime, you can go to Settings > General > Auto-lock and change it to one minute, so that way the display will sleep after one minute of inactivity. Good luck



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