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Hi guys (and girls), I'm having a problem. At the moment, my iphone's power button is sunk in, to the point of almost being flush even with the casing. The
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    Unhappy Power button problems, please help
    Hi guys (and girls),
    I'm having a problem. At the moment, my iphone's power button is sunk in, to the point of almost being flush even with the casing.

    The button can still be pressed, however, the iphone is permanently dimmed. At first I thought it was a brightness setting, but I've checked numerous times, and it is not that.

    I don't live near an apple store, so I was wondering if anyone here has encountered a similar problem, and if so, if you had any advice on how to fix it.

    Other things:
    I've tried to bring the button up, but this hasnt helped
    Also, the reason this happened is because my old case was really hard, and i assume that whenever i pressed the power button, I probably pushed too hard.

    Thanks a lot for reading this, I know it's long

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    theres a widget for sbsettings that should emulate the power button presses to lock the phone etc..

    Order a cell phone openerfor a couple bucks off ebay and slowly open the back. That should force the power button to pop back out.

    Same thing happened to me but I used a homemade opener that didn't work so hot. Kinda creased the aluminum a little bit. Which is why I'm recomending the cell phone opener

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    cool
    thanks for the quick response

    do you know if opening the iphone will void the warranty?

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    Quote Originally Posted by billybobr_06 View Post
    cool
    thanks for the quick response

    do you know if opening the iphone will void the warranty?
    Only if you get caught

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    lol

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    another thing, when the phone is locked, if i press the home button, the screen still comes up dimmed (when i say dimmed, i mean it is fully dark, as if the backlight was broken)

    which means that the power button is stuck in a spot between off and fully on

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    Quote Originally Posted by billybobr_06 View Post
    another thing, when the phone is locked, if i press the home button, the screen still comes up dimmed (when i say dimmed, i mean it is fully dark, as if the backlight was broken)

    which means that the power button is stuck in a spot between off and fully on
    I dont think the button has a half on half off.

    Maybe your sensor is broke and so the screen is dimmed. I'm sure you've done this before but turn the brightness up

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    i tried
    here's the backstory, maybe it could help
    i had an incase hard rubber case on the iphone
    it covered the power button completely.
    since it was a hard rubber case, and not a skin, whenever i wanted to restart my phone i felt that i had to push really hard against the button
    around 2 weeks ago, i began having some problems.
    if i pushed what i thought was regular pushing, the screen would dim out, but i could still navigate through the iphone.
    if i wanted to actually lock it, i would have to press really hard
    two days ago, it was all dimmed out, so i decided to take it out of the case for the first time in awhile, and that is when i noticed that the button was flush with the iphone's casing

    thats y im not so sure about the brightness, ive tried playing around with it and the auto-brightness, but nothing hsa helped

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    Trip to the apple store???

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    Always go to the Apple Store first. Why risk voiding your warranty if they will just give you another phone. Mine did this initially and I got a new one. I didnt have a case though, and I wouldnt recommend saying that you used one cause they may blame it on you.

    Just show up and say it stopped coming back out and you dont know why.

    Only try opening it if that fails.
    make it a great day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
    The worse that can happen is they tell you no
    exactly
    make it a great day!

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    Yes you can experience odd issues if your power button doesn't completely release. I had one that would do similar issues when the button was crushed into the housing.
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