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Powering Up the Power Button

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iPhone 5

iPhone 5 Audio Control and Power Button Cable Replacement

45 minutes - 3 hours


My Problem

Upon visiting the Apple store to complain about the useless power button that mysteriously stopped working on my iPhone, I was told that my only option was to purchase an expensive "out of warranty" replacement. Fortunately, after researching the problem, I chose to buy a repair kit from iFixit instead!

My Fix

The repair process went well, although it was nerve-wracking trying to make sure that I didn't lose any of those tiny screws. It took about two hours, but that included redoing a few steps that I didn't get quite right the first time around. All I can say is thank you so much for the detailed guide! I have a working power button now!!

My Advice

Definitely need a lot of light to see what you're doing. I'd recommend a head lamp. :)

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