Sleep/Wake button doesn't respond.
My Sleep/Wake button doesn't work when pressed what could do this? it was dropped on that side nothing sounds lose, volume buttons still work. pinching the corner trick does nothing at all either. button clicks as it should just cant put it to sleep or power it down or restart the device. Any ideas on what it might be?
That sounds to me like the Headphone jack assembly (includes top button, volume, silent buttons) has been either dislodged or damaged due to the drop. Two ways to fix this. If you are confident with taking apart your iPhone then you can try to re lodge the top button (this means unscrewing it, re sitting it and hoping for the best). While you do this you can also visually see if there is any further damage and if anything has become loose/is missing. You will find that the button itself will most likely be fine, it will be the connection below it which will be the problem.
Below are two links, the first in how to install the top button, the second on what to buy to replace it.
Now from experience the headphone jack assembly is very 'fidly' to install and takes a fair bit of patience, time and experience. If you are not confident with this then i would recommend to buy this.
This includes the new headphone jack assembly pre-installed for your convenience. Just re install your logic board and you are good to go.
Second option is to take your phone to an iPhone repair shop and let them do all of the hard work for you at a cost. But if you are not familiar with the internals of an iPhone i would highly recommend taking it to someone who knows that they are doing. I have seen way too many phones come in with the customers trying to fix it themselves and end up breaking the entire phone.
Hope this helps!
If your phone is not frozen, you can turn on "digital" versions of your hardware keys (without erasing network settings as mentioned above). Go to settings > general > accessibility > assistive touch > "on". A small white dot will show up on your screen, which you can move wherever you'd like to keep it. Tap the dot, tap device, and there is your lock screen, which if you hold down will bring up the power off red arrow. You can use these buttons the same way you would the "real" button.