1. impaler's Avatar
    Inexplicably, yesterday the power (upper) button on my 4S just quit working - unable to press it and turn the screen off without waiting the one minute before it turns off on its own. Genius Bar let me know it was out of warranty (purchased October 2011) and I wasn't interested in a 5 at this point, pending the potential fall releases.

    Any tricks anyone's seen for restoring the button? I'm thinking a bit of rubbing alcohol and a swab, to try to dislodge what might be stuck under it.
    07-02-2013 11:35 AM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    The iMore Blog has information about this that you may find useful. Check it out via the following link. iPhone DIY repair: Ultimate guide to fixing stuck or broken power buttons | iMore.com
    impaler likes this.
    07-02-2013 11:39 AM
  3. John Yester's Avatar
    Check a local repair shop or as D mentioned, you could do it yourself...
    07-02-2013 12:30 PM
  4. Eileen89's Avatar
    Untill you can get it fixed, the tips in the following link can be used as a temp workaround for the power button issue:

    How to Turn Off an iPhone Without the Power Button | Help For Beginners

    Also here are a few things that you can try first without getting it fixed professionally:

    Try a few different manual repair techniques. If you dont have time to take it into your local Apple retail store or even send it off for repairs, then you need a quick, temporary fix. Theres a few different manual repair techniques to free the iPhones power button from its stuck position you can try.

    You can use canned air to blow into the space around the power button to try to loosen any obstruction keeping the power button stuck. You can also try to loosen the blockage with fine bristles, such as those from a toothbrush. If its still stuck, you can try the following step.

    1. Press the Home button on your iPhone and slide the Unlock bar all the way to the right to unlock your iPhone.

    2. Press down the top, right-hand corner of the iPhones faceplate down with some pressure. Dont add too much pressure, as this may cause the screen to crack, but enough pressure to where you can feel the faceplate bend a little. Pressing this part of the phone will move the button a bit so that it is able to make contact with the keys inside when you press it.

    3. Press the Power button and the iPhone should lock back up. If this doesnt work, do not apply more pressure; simply take the iPhone to be fixed as soon as you can.
    LINK: What to Do When Your iPhone Power Button Stuck | MuchBuy.com's Blog
    07-02-2013 12:57 PM
  5. impaler's Avatar
    Would up taking it to a kiosk at my local mall, and they replaced it in 45 minutes for $55. 48 hours later, works great.
    pr1nce likes this.
    07-08-2013 12:52 PM
  6. kch50428's Avatar
    Good to see you got a solution that got things working again...
    07-08-2013 12:53 PM
  7. John Yester's Avatar
    07-08-2013 03:15 PM
  8. pr1nce's Avatar
    That's great you got it fixed and it wasn't too expensive.
    07-08-2013 04:58 PM

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