iPhone 5 Power and Lock Button

$4.95

Product code: IF118-018

 

iPhone 5 Power and Lock Button

$4.95

Product code: IF118-018

Product Overview

Fix your broken button!

  • This is just the external part and does not include the cable.
  • There is a button that is attached to the Audio Control Cable that controls the power and lock function. If you are experiencing issues with your button not working it may actually be the Audio Control cable that's bad.
  • We sell the Audio Control Cable as well.

Compatibility

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  • All iPhone 5 Models (Not iPhone 5s or 5c)

Product Details

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Compatibility

iPhone 5
16 GB
32 GB
64 GB
 

Stories

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My Problem

My iPhone 5 is one of the early models (Sept 2012) that have a manufacturing defect on both battery & power button. Apple acknowledged the problem and has a free repair program. My phone qualified for both battery & power button repair programs. However, Apple customer service denied "free" service, because my phone has a cosmetic dent in the frame next to the audio jack. Cosmetic = 0.3mm dent !!! See picture. Apple would still do the repairs, only I had to pay $279 + tax. Thank you so much Apple!! I really appreciate your help, but no thanks! So I decided to do the repair myself and involve my 5year old daughter in the project. She was thrilled :)

My Fix

I studied the guides & videos on iFixit.com several times. The information is spot on and the repair went great. The biggest issue was keeping organized and knowing each screw where it came from. The "Anti-Static Project Tray" helped loads. Overall, a very successful repair. Daughter was happy too to help daddy :)

My Advice

It was unclear to me wether the defective part was the power button itself, or the "Audio Control and Power Button Cable". The information on iFixit.com is also unclear saying 'it might be' the button or 'it might be' the cable. In fairness, you can't really know. So after replacing the power button, it sometimes worked and sometimes not. I then ordered and replaced the audio cable as well. This fixed the button fully. It now works every time and battery lasts about 2 days on average usage.

My Problem

I phone 5 power button became funky. Intermittent, phantom turn off, etc.

My Fix

The repair instructions were PERFECT. But be warned, you basically have to take 95% of the circuitry out of your phone to do this repair. My repair was 100% successful.

My Advice

To keep track of the screws, get 6 or so pill bottles and put the screws and the parts for each step into individual pill bottles. The screws appear to be all the same thread (thankfully) but are different lengths. Some vary by only 0.1 mm!

Have good light, a steady hand, and a pair of tweezers.

When putting the display connectors back together, take a small camel hair artists brush and brush the male and female contacts thoroughly to get the dust out. Spray with canned air. These connectors have to be spotless or you get about 4mm of color bars on the top of the screen with flakey touch screen performance.

Go slow, be patient, and don't sneeze! This repair takes some finesse and great care. No forcing things either apart or back together.

My Problem

This phone has 2 terrible design flaws, the buttons, mainly the power/lock button, and the battery. The lock button was not responding much, and I had to press harder and harder to lock my screen, to the point where it many times didn't work at all. Very frustrating for a premier Apple phone.

My Fix

The total job took 30-45 minutes. It's really not that complicated, but the video does oversimply the job. The video is 100% needed to guide you, and give you a visual of all the components, including assembly.

My Advice

The video missed a few steps. There were a few screws that needed to be removed not mentioned in the video. Didn't take long to figure out though. I also wish the video (or pics) would walk you through reassembly. I had to keep skipping back in the video the guide me the assembly order. Overall not a deal killer, and I'm 100% happy.

My Problem

The right side of my iPhone 5s stopped responding to touch.

My Fix

I followed iFixit's (iPhone 5s Display Assembly Replacement) steps and replaced the screen successfully.

My Advice

Steps 22 and 25 are a bit of a challenge, take extra cautions.

My Problem

I fixed them because I got tired of listening to my wife complain about her broken iphones

My Fix

Pretty well overall, the iPhone 4's guide has an unnecessary step that added about 5 minutes to my resolution

My Advice

Do not remove the front facing camera for the power/lock button replacement. This step is unnecessary and only wastes time.

My Problem

Battery wasn't holding a charge

My Fix

Went ok until I opened the phone. Somehow screwed the display up. No display but at least the alarm clock still works and I can make/rcv calls when I'm in the car. (Voice dialing)

My Advice

Leave it to the pros.

My Problem

So my lock button had been broken for about a year, and I got around it by using the assistive touch feature on the iPhone, but got tired of it and wanted to get it fixed. My battery life was also getting really bad as well, so that's probably what pushed me over the edge. Having someone else fix it was just too expensive, so I decided to do it myself.

My Fix

To make sure I fixed my lock button, I changed both the button itself as well as the audio control and power cable. Opening the phone with the suction cup was a little harder than they made it seem in the video, as well as removing the battery, but once those were out of the way, the rest of it was pretty smooth sailing.

My Advice

Be patient and don't rush anything. Be sure to have a small flat screwdriver handy as it doesn't come with the kit. Be sure to follow the step-by-step guide closely as the pictures help out a lot.

My Problem

My phone had gotten wet and the power button had started working sporadically, so I I replaced the button itself and the audio control and power button cable. While I was at it I figured Id replace the battery.

My Fix

It went great. I replaced the parts and ended with a phone good as new. (http://instagram.com/p/pZ8lGjjNhG/)

My Advice

Take it slow. Read everything, and keep everything exactly as you took.

My Problem

Had a bad battery and lock button. Had to charge my iphone at least five times a day. The lock button stopped working completely.

My Fix

The repair went great! Replaced the battery and lock button. I am very satisfied with the longer battery life. Though my lock button replacement did not fix my lock button completely. It works much better meaning it actually works most the time. I think I just need to take it apart and maybe use some contact cleaner...

My Advice

You think you can replace your iphone battery yourself? Go for it! I did and thought it to be very easy!

My Problem

A phone that won't turn off isn't as cool as it sounds...Are you kidding, apple wanted hundreds...

My Fix

Easy

My Advice

Take it slow, keep organised