Is inconsistent power button a hardware or software issue?

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  1. liberated

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    Have been experiencing an inconsistent power button on my iPhone. Sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn't work unless I press it down hard and/or multiple times. I know I can go to Apple, but I don't want to loose my jailbreak. Any thoughts?
     
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  2. Link182kidd

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    Sounds to me like you either go through the hassel of restore and re-jailbreak or put up with it.


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  3. Napoleon PhoneApart

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    Has the same problem, liberated. It was a hardware problem with the button. Exchanged my iPhone, lost my jailbreak.
     
  4. liberated

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    Looks like I may have to go that route.
     
  5. liberated

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    Restore and JB is not possible at this point in time. Options are, put up with it or go to Apple and loose the JB.
     
  6. Napoleon PhoneApart

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    It stinks, but if you want a fully-working iPhone that also has good resale value, it's the only way to go.
     
  7. liberated

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    I've decided to order the 10 dollar part and replace the power button myself. Reasons: Don't want to loose my unlocked device (bought it on eBay before it was illegal, and don't want to loose my JB. the repair looks pretty straight forward.
     
  8. IllusionEntity

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    No sarcasm intended. But good luck. I would never attempt a repair to my device apart from a cracked screen lol
     
  9. liberated

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    Yes, in my case, I've repaired at least 100 devices going back to the 2G.
     
  10. IllusionEntity

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    I have repaired many iPhones. I replaces loads of screens in 3G/3GS. I have also replaced housings on them. Fix a couple of 2G screens. But then they were all old, out of warranty devices lol.
     
  11. Europa

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    Cool. I wouldn't want to lose my unlock and jailbreak, either. Good luck and post your results after you do this. I was just looking at the guide and it's rated as difficult, but it sounds like you have a lot of experience with repairs of this sort. I found the lock button for $5 on iFixit. Did you get it somewhere else? The required tools were around $20 in addition to that.
     
  12. Link182kidd

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    I ment when jailbreak arrives. But yes you're correct.


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  13. AdamDaieh

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    Let us know if it works. My friend also have a problem with his power button, and he's going to Apple store this weekend. Maybe I could also advice him to do the same if yours work. :)
     
  14. liberated

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    Ordered the parts, I'll report back after the repair.
     
  15. IllusionEntity

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    Any updates?


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  16. liberated

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    Oh, yes, got the parts this weekend. Will be performing the surgery today or tomorrow ! Wish me luck :D
     
  17. IllusionEntity

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    Good luck! I am going to the Apple store this Friday due to poor battery performance. Well, not really but I do like a shiny new iPhone just before the new one so I get more £££ ;-)


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  18. liberated

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    Update: I completed the repair today, thoughts? If I had to do it all again, I'd think twice. It's just a very detailed fix and the parts have to go in just right. It took me about an hour because I was bring overly cautious. Power button works now.
     
  19. EverythingApple

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    I got myself a new iPhone after about 6 months due to wifi issues. Most of the same issues exist, though. :(
     
  20. IllusionEntity

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    Noticed that the last couple days. My wifi keeps dropping every 5 minutes or so until I turn off and on again.


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