iPhone Body Repair?

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2Jaze

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Aug 15, 2007
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Im sure any of you who have had any issues with your iPhone that warrant repair via Apple, realize by now they're putting a $200+ price tag on "fixing" your iPhone.....which I'm sure you know by now is just them giving you a new replacement phone, which of course will not contain ANY of your files/contacts/photos/etc.

Some warranty :mad:



That being said, my problem is minor. I dropped my iPhone and in what seems like the most perfectly aimed impact ever, there is what i call a PERFECT dent right dead center in the middle of my lock/sleep button, which has forced it to stay pushed down and pretty much render it inoperable. Of course, the phone works just fine, but should I ever "slide to turn off," im SCREWED (on rare occasions, it does pop up).

I've tried a few times to pry the button out, but at this point after it repeatedly getting stuck and me prying it back out and it getting stuck again etc, I've pretty much just chopped the damn button up. So Apple wants their $200....for just THAT.



SOOOOOOOOO......seeing as how i think that's ridiculous and all....

would anyone know anywhere on the web where i COULD get a new body/button for my iPhone? Or some place/service that WOULD do such a minor repair? I mean, $200 just because of that button seems a bit much. I've got a 4 gig, and i'd sooner just take another $400 on top of that and get an 8gb rather than invest $200 in a button.


Thoughts, guys?
 

2Jaze

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Thanks a million. My only issue is i wish they had the actual sleep/lock button since THAT's what actually broke :(
 

GQmacguy

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Thanks a million. My only issue is i wish they had the actual sleep/lock button since THAT's what actually broke :(
hey if you check HERE they have the back cover for sale for a decent price and also at iFixit.
It looks like you will have to buy the whole thing to get that hold button. if you see in the second image below it has an enclosure that you could just swap out. Might be a better option than the $200 if you are a do-it-yourself-er. :p



 
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