- iphone 4 broken.
Most iphone bits can be bought on eBay for a couple of quid, but don’t underestimate how much of a faff it is to dismantle. The screws are tiny, and there’s probably 30-40 of them to get fully inside. I’ve replaced the home button on mine several times which basically requires full dissembly. The first time it took me four hours but by the third time, I’d got it down to an art and it took me just over an hour.
Depending on whether that sounds like your idea of fun, it might be worth just finding a repair shop who will do it for £30 or so.Posted 4 years ago
PS that ifixit guide is for the wrong version of the phone. You’ll need this one: http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/iPhone+4+Earpiece+Speaker+Replacement/4333
It looks as though the speaker fix is a bit simpler than replacing the button since you don’t have to take the screen out (and therefore avoid the most fiddly screws) but I’d still leave 2 hours aside to fix it. You don’t want to rush!Posted 4 years ago
Settings App>General>Accessibility>Assistive Touch>Turn it ON.
Use the new screen White Button, select Device>touch Lock Screen, this will turn OFF Screen.
If you touch and hold the Lock Screen button for 3 seconds it will give you the “slide to power off” slider so you can turn OFF your iPhone. To turn iPhone back ON, connect to Wall Charger or USBPosted 4 years agodavehMember
In my (specific) experience, the home button only needs a clean to get it working again. Turn the phone off, pour ipa onto the button to form a puddle, press the button loads of times in different spots i.e. top, sides, bottom, middle, work the ipa around a bit. Dry off the excess and turn the phone back on. Done it a few times now and its always brought it back to being reliable.Posted 4 years ago
I’ve got the sane problem as Z1ppy. If only there was a software option to turn the phone off.
If you jailbreak, you can use activator to set any key combo you like to mimic a button press. E.g. press and hold volume up to mimic the power button. However there are two problems with this approach
1) To install a jailbreak, you usually have to enter DFU mode which relies on being able to use the power buttonPosted 4 years ago
2) It wouldn’t help turning the phone on.
Out of warranty, 2nd owner, apple are booked up for the next week (I chanced by yesterday Xmas shopping) & not convenient to visit.. I know there pretty good but it’s a known fault, that needs the the phone completely disassembling, so they’d have to give me a re-conditioned unit… There pretty good, but not that good. I understand the suggestion though, they did help me previousPosted 4 years agoiamconfusedagainMember
I have a possible solution for your speaker problem, it is a bit odd but it worked for me- honest.
Ok suck the speaker. Im not kidding I found it on a random forum and it worked.
My home button has stopped working a few times after getting it wet too, but it seems to wake up again after a spell in the airing cupboardPosted 4 years ago
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