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12-16-2012, 03:27 PM #1
iPhone 4s Unlock Button Stuck/Sticky
I have a white unlocked (factory unlocked for T-Mobile) AT&T iPhone 4s, that I got brand new about a month ago that I have never dropped, that has been in a case, and screen protector since I received it. Here's the problem. The unlock button is no longer clicky. It still works, but it is very difficult to push. Does anyone happen to know what I can do to resolve this?
12-16-2012, 03:38 PM #2
Gonna have to bring it to apple I would think. Buddy went threw two of them already and brought it back to apple and they have him another phone.
12-16-2012, 03:39 PM #3
The problem is, I live hours from the nearest apple store. If this is a common problem, I would assume someone would have a fix, ya know?
12-16-2012, 03:41 PM #4
Ya true ya can see if anyone post in here with maybe a fix. Lemme ask someone I know that works on them a lot.
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12-16-2012, 03:44 PM #5
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12-16-2012, 04:07 PM #6
Agree, if it's new, I'd take it back to Apple.
There are also a ton of vids on You Tube on how to fix and or replace the home button.
12-16-2012, 04:19 PM #7
It's not the home button. It's the lock button.
12-16-2012, 04:20 PM #8
Buddy at work had no experience in taking phones apart. He watched a couple of videos and now everyday he comes to work he has a different cover on it lol.
12-16-2012, 04:48 PM #9
There's a small Aluminium bracket that holds the lock bottom up. This can break and cause it to become unresponsive. Iv replaced a few on iPhone 4s. You'll have to take most of the innards out but relatively easy. Try ifixit for a GREAT guide
12-16-2012, 05:12 PM #10
12-16-2012, 06:24 PM #11
You probably just need to replace the cable the pad buttons they use wear out very easy especially if you use a tight fitted case like a candy shell
12-16-2012, 10:33 PM #12
Yeah, I could almost guarantee that you just need to replace the power button cable/repair it. The little black nub on it probably wore down or fell off.Twitter: @irevivalrepairs | Instagram: @irevivalrepairs
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