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Current version by: Kris Rodriguez (vote details) ,

Title:

Replaced physical power button. Unit still not turning on. Switch?

Text:

After a bike accident, my iPhone 3GS refuses to turn on and off when pushing the top power button. I can use the phone normally by pressing the home button and waiting for the unit to go blank after using it.

I assumed the power button wasn't working so I replaced it today. If feels better when pressed but the unit still refuses to turn on and off. Is the switch (microswitch?) underneath the power button defective? What do I need to replace?

I also want to add that the back case has some cracks but it is underneath a decorative sticker. I don't see any signs of relation to the power button though.

Device:

iPhone 3GS

Status:

-open
+closed

Edit by: brian ,

Title:

Replaced physical power button. Unit still not turning on. Switch?

Text:

After a bike accident, my iPhone 3GS refuses to turn on and off when pushing the top power button. I can use the phone normally by pressing the home button and waiting for the unit to go blank after using it.

I assumed the power button wasn't working so I replaced it today. If feels better when pressed but the unit still refuses to turn on and off. Is the switch (microswitch?) underneath the power button defective? What do I need to replace?

I also want to add that the back case has some cracks but it is underneath a decorative sticker. I don't see any signs of relation to the power button though.

Device:

iPhone 3GS

Status:

open

Accepted Answer:

-93323

Edit by: brian ,

Title:

Replaced physical power button. Unit still not turning on. Switch?

Text:

After a bike accident, my iPhone 3GS refuses to turn on and off when pushing the top power button. I can use the phone normally by pressing the home button and waiting for the unit to go blank after using it.

I assumed the power button wasn't working so I replaced it today. If feels better when pressed but the unit still refuses to turn on and off. Is the switch (microswitch?) underneath the power button defective? What do I need to replace?

I also want to add that the back case has some cracks but it is underneath a decorative sticker. I don't see any signs of relation to the power button though.

Device:

iPhone 3GS

Status:

open

Accepted Answer:

+93323

Original post by: brian ,

Title:

Replaced physical power button. Unit still not turning on. Switch?

Text:

After a bike accident, my iPhone 3GS refuses to turn on and off when pushing the top power button. I can use the phone normally by pressing the home button and waiting for the unit to go blank after using it.

I assumed the power button wasn't working so I replaced it today. If feels better when pressed but the unit still refuses to turn on and off. Is the switch (microswitch?) underneath the power button defective? What do I need to replace?

I also want to add that the back case has some cracks but it is underneath a decorative sticker. I don't see any signs of relation to the power button though.

Device:

iPhone 3GS

Status:

open