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Thread: iPhone 3G Lock button woes.

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    Default iPhone 3G Lock button woes.
    My iPhone 3G 16GB is having problems with it's lock button. I have to either put an insane amount of pressure to make it work, or jiggle it around.
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    lock button? you mean the sleep/on/off button?

    try loosening the 2 screws thats holding the button from the inside. you can do this by popping off the screen which is pretty easy. check out some vids on youtube for how to!

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    You can also try using a small amount of electronics spray cleaner, I prefer Deoxit D5, it's amazing. I had a similar issue with my volume rocker, volume down worked but volume up was intermittent at best. One little spritz later and it worked like new.

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    I put a small piece of paper in between the two pieces as a shim and it still does not work... Might have to try alternatives.
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    Alternatives? Like a proper cleaner instead of rigging it with paper shims? Good idea!!

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    How would I do that? If it's just a button? How do you apply the cleaner?
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    What do you mean, " if it's just a button"? What else would it be?

    I like to use a q- tip rather than spraying it. It is an amazing penetrant so it will work it's way into the button

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    lmao
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