1. iphonenoob's Avatar
    I have an iphone 3g that fell recently and now the sleep/button won't work. How can I fix it?

    Thanks in advance.
    08-17-2010 12:17 AM
  2. Mustang5Oh's Avatar
    not trying to be rude or a smartarse but bring it in to Apple.
    08-17-2010 01:11 AM
  3. rsandlas's Avatar
    if you want to fix it ur self, open it up and its believe its wire no. 3 and re-plug it in....i had the same problem with my 3gs.
    08-17-2010 01:41 PM
  4. greenapple's Avatar
    do you mean the button on top where you can also press on w/ the home button to reset the phone if necessary? you could try apple but thats exactly what happened to me and i just upgraded to the iphone4

    cos my safari browser would freeze and not work, but the rest of the phone functions would be fine, and i couldn't close/reset so i had to wait for the battery to drain out before plugging it in to reset. was a PITA

    other then that, and having to wait for the screen to dim and sleep itself, it wasn't a big deal

    you can live w/o it working properly (if apple doesn't fix it, they might but might charge you too since its cos you dropped it and not a defect)
    08-17-2010 02:04 PM
  5. iphonenoob's Avatar
    Yes, I'm trying to open it and fix it myself. I re-plugged wire 3 before and it still doesn't work. It's not a big problem for me either, but I just want to jailbreak it and in order to do that, the lock button needs to work.
    08-17-2010 04:49 PM
  6. iPhoneAssassin's Avatar
    even though this post is a year old i just wanted to say that if you still have you iPhone and it still has this problem and if you have Cydia then you can download Activator and set your sleep button for Unlock/Lock devise
    12-28-2011 05:55 PM
  7. Romello Benning's Avatar
    how do i take it apart
    02-28-2013 08:23 PM