iPhone 3G and 3GS Power Button

$4.95

Product code: IF137-014-1

Product Overview

Most buttons are just asking to be pressed—except those red buttons found on 800 lb. robo-gorillas. Don't press those… Tempt yourself with a button that won't destroy civilization today with our iPhone 3G and 3GS power button.

This button is the external switch used to turn on, turn off, and lock the iPhone.

This is the physical button only and not the button on the iPhone's headphone jack. That part can be found here.

Compatibility

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  • All 3G and 3GS iPhones

Product Details

  $4.95

 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

6 month warranty

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Replacement Guides

iPhone 3G

Difficulty: Moderate

iPhone 3GS

Difficulty: Moderate

 

Product Details Edit

iPhone 3G and 3GS Power Button

 

Compatibility

iPhone 3G
16 GB
8 GB
iPhone 3GS
16 GB
32 GB
8 GB
 

Stories

My Problem

Wouldn't boot. Broken bent connector

My Fix

Ok. No problems

My Advice

Fix didn't work. Charges on charger. The plug in and restore screen comes on. Won't boot up when connected to computer. Any advice

My Problem

pushing the power button did not put the iphon in stand by , nor long pressing the button trigger the power off .

My Fix

repair when fine thanks to the ifit guide , and photos.

but I got a new button and it's not fixing the pb....

My Advice

may not fix your pb

My Problem

In one of the rare times I had my iPhone 3GS out of its leather case, I dropped it on a tile floor. The chrome Power Button came loose and disappeared, forcing me to have to sleep the iPhone by trying to depress the remaining part of the button with a fingernail - not easy.

My Fix

I looked at the instructions for replacing the switch on iFixit.com, which were certainly complete, but would have required quite a bit of delicate work.

I spotted in the remaining part of the switch a slot in which the chrome button cap must have been pressed. Since the cost of the part, through iFixit.com, was quite affordable ($5), I ordered one. The part arrived quickly. Upon its arrival, I easily - by hand - was able to pull off the chrome button cap from the new switch assmebly and, simply, press it into place where the original had been.

All fixed!

My Advice

Easy repair, without requiring disassembly of the phone.

My Problem

A friend of mine had a broken down iPhone 3G. The phone itself was in kind of rough condition. The power button was torn off, the LCD has lines across it and the battery wasn't holding a charge anymore. I figured that before sinking money into a replacement screen, fixing the battery and switch should be done first.

My Fix

The repair went smoothly following the guides. Just lift up on the contact cables and don't push on them like a nut like I did. It was a great confidence builder and the tutorials were great. Of course, now I know that I have to buy a replacement for the internal power switches as well as a new LCD.

My Advice

I went out to the local hobby shop and bought a little paint mixing disk. The kind with indentations. I numbered each of the 10 reservoirs and add the screws and bits to them in order. It made it a lot easier to find things. I just need to weigh it down so a hard breeze doesn't send it flying.

My Problem

the could not use the touch screen.

My Fix

The repair took some time but the step by step instructions are great on ifixit.com. The parts where exact and high quality.

My Advice

If you need to repair or replace your iPhone battery or front glass, some pointers. The front glass is relatively simply, but the battery is a little harder. But ifixit online step by step you can get thru it. Word of advice, do not buy iPhone parts from ebay or amazon, buy from here. At Ifixit you know your getting high quality items, my touch screen works like original. Also the parts are very small, so if the part being off by just a little will be hard to put back together.

My Problem

My 3GS is over three years old, battery was completely shot, it would die between 100% and 80 - 85% life. Also the power button seemed sunken in and weary, decided to spend the extra five bucks on new power button as well.

My Fix

Printed the repair guide for battery replacement and power button replacement, followed everything step by step and the battery installation and power button replacement went perfectly. i even feel like my iphone is more well put together than before i reassembled it.

My Advice

if you think you are one of those people that can diy, go for it its pretty exciting and fun if youre a nerd like me haha. make sure you dont lose any tiny little screws. sucks trying to find them from off the floor.

My Problem

The volume button had fallen off and the power button was non-functional

My Fix

As this was my first iPhone (3GS) repair, the process took a long time (approx. 3 hrs?). Battery replacement on 2 others took 45 mins, then 20 mins.

My Advice

iFixit guides were good but they could be great:

Step 4 could suggest running the spudger UNDER the black ribbon labeled 1. This make is a lot easier.

Step 6 was the most difficult to understand since the picture doesn't show enough detail and the tab that lifts up is so tiny. I could not get the tab to lift up. I ended breaking a small piece of the plastic past the tab. Luckily it had no apparent effect. I would suggest a simple drawn diagram showing the location and position of the tab before and after it is lifted.

Also, one washer came off of one screw, but I had to idea which one.

My Problem

To be honest, there wasn't any problem regarding my iPhone 3GS, it was working well. However, the power button seemed a bit "tired", and my battery didn't last as long as before.

My Fix

Overall, it went very well. I had trouble opening up the phone, and I had to remove the screen protector I had placed, and then use the Section Cup to open up the phone. I also had trouble with the "Do not remove" adhesive, it tore apart into small pieces. Everything else regarding disassembly and re-assembly went well. However, I am disappointed about the replacement power button. It simply don't work. It didn't clicked when I pushed it. I kept the old one, and when comparing the two, it seems that the one IFixit sell is some cheap chinese copy. The Apple one has totally flat back plastic which allows to press the electronic part as it should, when the other one has a back plastic filled with holes and industrial marks. On a good note, the battery is as good as the original one.

My Advice

The screws looks like they are all the same (except the two from the case). I recommend writing on a paper "Yellow, Orange and Red", and put the screws on it according to the repair guide. It really helps when re-assembling.

My Problem

My sister broke here iPhone 3GS dropping it.

My Fix

It took quite some time to do all the necessary steps, but thanks to the detailed guides the repair was a success. Even though I never did this before.

My Advice

There is nothing to add to the guide "Installing iPhone 3GS Rear Panel" - thanks a lot guys!

My Problem

The headphonejack, the mutebutton and the on/off switch were out of order.

My Fix

The process was quite clear (except the mute-switch) but to get those tiny screws back into place was terrible, used one hour for one screw near the muteswitch.. I found out that I needed a little magnet to let the screw hang under the philips screwdriver. I took the bike, full speed, to a hobby/model shop in my neighbourhood in Oslo and they gave me a tiny magnet, 4mm x 2mm x 1mm, I got it just before closingtime on saturday and I could finish the repair within half an hour. The magnet is small enough not to disturb and strong enough to make the screwdriver magnetic.

I could not repair the nutebutton, This part is complicated and the instruction and pictures could be better and more clear

My Advice

Together with the screwdriver you could sell such a little magnet. The screws are very easily to remove when taking apart and as easily to get back into place when the magnet sticks to the screwdriver just 1 or 2 cm above the screw. I would never have managed without.. ..or loosing my temper completely.

 

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