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Power button not working after battery replacement

I replaced the battery on an iphone 5s using the ifixit kit.

Everything is working fine except the power button. It clicks but the phone won't turn on/off.

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First of all, double check if the volume button + power button ribbon that goes under the battery at the upper part of the battery is plugged into the connector on the logic board.

The power button + volume cable ribbon is most likely damaged from when the battery was being pryed up near the top left part. The only way to fix that is to replace the whole volume + power button ribbon cable.

You can get the part from here:

iPhone 5s Audio Control and Power Button Cable

Guide to replace the part:

iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement

iPhone 5s Audio Control and Power Button Cable Image


iPhone 5s Audio Control and Power Button Cable


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If the issue is the "volume button + power button ribbon", wouldn't the volume buttons also not work? In this case, the volume buttons continue to work.


No not in all cases as the wiring in the cable is split up for those functions.

It's actually common for power button to go bad itself on iPhone 5 or 5s.


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