Second generation of iPhone. Model A1241 / 8 or 16 GB capacity / black or white plastic back. Repair is more straightforward than the first iPhone. requires screwdrivers, prying, and suction tools.

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Power Button Responsive but won't power ON or OFF

My power button will wake the phone and sleep the phone but it won't power the phone on or off. When I hold the button down though, it does not bring up "slide to power off" and if the phone is off, it won't turn the phone on.

Is this a defective ribbon cable or logic board? After all, the button does work and is responsive. Volume and vibrate work, didn't check headphone jack.

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Are there any cracks on the plastic around the power button? I spent hours trying to solve a similar issue on my iPhone 3G and eventually discovered that a crack in the supportive plastic meant that I wasn't fully pressing down the button, so even though it would press sometimes I certainly couldn't hold it down for 3 seconds continuously.

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