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Thread: Dilemma - Repair or Replace

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    Default Dilemma - Repair or Replace
    Hey guys,

    I've got a white iPhone 4 with a power/sleep button that no longer clicks/presses/springs back into place. It still functions, but it bothers me because it doesn't physically "click" anymore. So, the phone is still under warranty (until the end of may) but I can't give up the phone with the way I have it set up - iOS 5.0.1 with the iOS 4 baseband 04.10.01 running GEVEY ultra sim on the T-Mobile network. I already spoke with Apple's Genius and they said they would replace it no problem.

    My question is should I repair the power button myself or just get the phone swapped out?
    I don't have proof of purchase as I bought the phone second hand and I don't know if I will be able to get the phone unlocked by AT&T or through Tim Cook as some have (or at least I heard).

    If I get it replaced is there any guarantee that I can get it unlocked?


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    Ask the genius if they would provide you with an unlocked iPhone. If they say yes, go for it, if they say no, then fix it yourself.
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    they wont give you an unlocked phone, they will give you the same phone you are giving them. Just get it replaced for free and buy a new unlock sim for ~10

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    Depends, is the iPhone in great condition? If so then it might not be worth it getting a new iPhone with an issue that can be easily resolved if you have spare parts laying around, in fact its just a padding issue. Here is a video i made describing the process and the issue:

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