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iPhone 4 and 4S Power and Lock Button

$4.95

Product code: IF182-004-1

Product Overview

Feel the power of your iPhone 4 or 4S.

  • Replacement part for the power/lock button.
  • External button used to turn on, turn off, and lock the iPhone.

PLEASE NOTE: This is the physical button only and not the switch on the iPhone's power sensor cable. That part can be found here for the GSM (AT&T), here for the CDMA (Verizon), and here for the iPhone 4S.

Typically, users who report problems with the power button have a faulty Power and Sensor Cable. The physical button is usually only replaced if warped or if the loop on the back side breaks off during repair.

Compatibility

Identify your iPhone

  • iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S (All Models)

Product Details

  $4.95

 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

6 month warranty

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Replacement Guides

iPhone 4

Difficulty: Difficult

iPhone 4 Verizon

Difficulty: Difficult

iPhone 4S

Difficulty: Difficult

 

Compatibility

iPhone 4
16 GB
32 GB
8 GB
iPhone 4 Verizon
16 GB
32 GB
8 GB
iPhone 4S
16 GB
32 GB
64 GB
 

Stories

My Problem

I fixed it myself mainly because the "repair centers" around here charge as much as the phone cost for any kind of service, and they usually do a crappy job doing it.

Second i don't like throwing a gadget away just because ONE button is not working anymore.

My Fix

The repair got through quite smoothly, a bit of trouble unscrewing the lock button but everything went well in the end. Nevertheless it seems like the button was not the problem but the power sensor that is pressed by the button.

My Advice

Better make sure to have an accurate diagnose before buying spare parts.

My Problem

Mu iPhone 4s power button sunk in and I cannot easily turn on/off my device.

My Fix

This is my first time opening iPhone and I was pessimist by I was just like "just do it".

My Advice

It sunk because an ultimately tiny black point misplaced. This makes no comfortable contact between power button and internal power switch. I then just glued that tiny dot to the power button. I did not use the replacement power button.

My Problem

The battery was no problem. The power button took a little longer. Taking things apart was much easier than getting it all back together. The tiny screws keep falling off the tip of the screw driver into the phone. I had to keep chasing down where those screws fell. Sadly, once the phone was back together the power button still does not function, The batter is now much better.

My Fix

Battery replacement and getting the button replaced went fine. However, the power button still does not work. That was a lot of time spent replacing the button to just have it still not work. Battery replacement was quick.

My Advice

If you are going to replacing the power button I was there was a way to test it out before reassembly. Way too much time to just discover that the button still does not work.

My Problem

The button doesn't "click" anymore

My Fix

wonderfull repare procedures...

But my button was not the problem.

I've changed it and the battery too, but i should repaire the "click" part of the power button with a "scotch" to recover the function.

Now everything goes well

My Advice

be carefull on what you do and everything is fine explained.

My Problem

Display had shattered on a relatively new, 64GB, iPhone 4S. My father-in-law dropped his 64GB, iPhone 4S and it shattered. He replaced it with an iPhone 5. He decided to give it to my son to use essentially as an iPod Touch. Given that it was 64GB, I felt like it was worth $100 to try and fix it given that a 64GB Touch is $400. So I ordered the kit, including the tools to make the repair.

My Fix

The process went great. I used a blank piece of paper and taped down the screws/pieces for each step. It took me a couple of hours but it went great. You guys are awesome! A couple of the steps I had to figure out the notes you guys listed, but all in all it was straight forward and everything works. I really appreciate it!

My Advice

I have a 4S where the power button doesn't work. I ordered replacement parts for this as well. I will tackle this tomorrow. But, if you have a cracked case, these directions worked like a charm and saved about $300 to get an equivalent iPod! Thanks again - iFixit!

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My Problem

The Sleep/Power button on my iPhone 4s suddenly stopped working.

My Fix

It was a bit tricky keeping track of all the different screw sizes. Took me a good amount of time and focus, as it seemed the switch I was replacing was the first part to go into the phone. This meant I had to take practically everything out of the phone first before I could get to it.

My Advice

Keep track of all the screws. Be careful not to strip the tiny ones. Work patiently as to not damage the fragile parts inside.

My Problem

My power button was broken, it didn't click. I lived with it for over a year (using the on-screen assistive help to put my phone to sleep) and it sucked. The repair is listed as a hard one though, and I didn't want to risk breaking my phone. Finally my phone was old enough that I decided I could risk it.

My Fix

The repair went great, and the phone works perfectly now. It took longer than I expected, and there were several spots where I got frustrated trying to get tiny parts on or off, but in the end it all worked out.

My Advice

Be patient and careful. Use a piece of paper off to the side to keep track of all the screws and parts. Have a big block of time set aside where you won't be interrupted.

My Problem

All of a sudden the power button stopped working. I ordered the cable and the button as a precaution as I didn't want to take the phone apart only to find out I didn't have the spare at hand.

Sadly, neither was needed :-(

My Fix

All good except for the front camera. Leave it alone unless you truly have to replace the cable.

Be careful with the digitiser and display cable. They are right in the way of the power button and have a tendency to break.

My Advice

Use a P#000 for the Philips screws instead of a P#00.

You need a flat screwdriver to remove the spacers. The bits that come with the iFixit toolkit are way too thick and the quality of the tools left me a bit unimpressed. Some are not up to the task. Make sure you have a thin flathead about 2.4mm at hand before cracking the phone open.

I ended up fixing the problem by carefully applying a few tiny drops of nail polish on the power button. The part that was needed (the actual power button switch) wasn't available from iFixit.

My Problem

I could barely hear people through the earpiece and battery ran down way too quick.

My Fix

For the most part it went well. My power/lock switch fell apart and wouldn't stay together. So I put it back together best I could. But it doesn't work now. The earpiece and battery work well though. So it was somewhat of a success.

My Advice

Use patience and be gentle with the connectors

My Problem

Home and power button failure

My Fix

If you take your time and have proper tools, everything will go fine. This was mostly simple for me as I have a background in repairing electronic devices.

My Advice

Use proper tools

Have lots of lighting

Work on a hard, stable surface

Be gentle. The parts are small and delicate