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iPhone DIY repair: Ultimate guide to fixing stuck or broken power buttons

The iPhone has been plagued with power button issues since the debut of the iPhone 4. We've seen complaints from many readers that their iPhone power buttons are completely recessed and no longer register when pressed. In some cases, they'll still respond but you have to press extremely hard. In severe cases, the power button actually recesses into the casing. In our experience, power button issues are almost as prevalent as home button issues. As it turns out, the power button itself isn't the culprit at all, the flex cable that sits underneath it is. After so many presses, it just becomes worn down and too thin.

Fortunately, a DIY repair can breath new life into your malfunctioning power button. It'll cost you a lot less than a brand new iPhone and give you lots more life out of your existing one. Regardless which iPhone you have, we've got the guide for you including step by step instructions and links to parts and tools for the suppliers we trust.

If you've got your DIY ninja pants handy, get 'em on and follow along...

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iPhone DIY repair: Ultimate guide to replacing the battery in your iPhone

If you've got an iPhone that's going on a few years old, you may notice that your battery doesn't hold a charge like it once did. That doesn't always have to mean you have to run out to buy a new iPhone. A replacement battery is actually not very costly and as luck may have it, it's one of the easiest DIY repairs when it comes to most iPhone models.

As long as you've got a little bit of patience, we can walk you through how to squeeze lots more life out of your iPhone with a brand new battery replacement.

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iPhone DIY repair: Ultimate guide to fixing broken or unresponsive Home buttons

If you've owned iPhones over the years, you're probably familiar with Home button quirks. Since the Home button is the most used button on the device, and the only one you use for actual operation, it's typically the quickest to wear down and cause you problems. And no, WD-40 is not the answer. Regardless what iPhone model you have, it is possible to fix a malfunctioning Home button the right way.

We can walk you through not only how to replace the components that are causing the issue, but where to get quality parts and tools from the suppliers we trust. If you're not quite ready to give up your current iPhone and you're up to the challenge, follow along and we'll help you get your Home button back in working order in no time.

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iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch DIY repair: Ultimate guide to replacing broken screens

The most common DIY repair anyone will ever have to do on their iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch is a screen replacement. Most likely, you've cracked the screen accidentally and you need to just replace it with a new, unbroken one. While some iDevice screens are extremely easy to change out, others aren't quite that simple.

Regardless, iMore is here to help and we can walk you through screen repairs on almost all models of iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Not only that, we'll give you links to the parts and tools you need from suppliers we trust. From start to finish and component to component, this is your go-to guide for everything screen repair.

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iPhone 4S: Ultimate DIY repair guide

Everything you need to know to do-it-yourself (DIY) repair your iPhone 4S. Whether you're out of warranty or your iPhone 4S has suffered accidental damage, we've got you covered!

If you've got an iPhone 4S that's starting to show its age or you've accidentally damaged it, there's still hope for it. Whether you're not eligible for an upgrade yet or just want to hold out for the next round of Apple's latest and greatest, we can help get every ounce of life you possibly can out of your iPhone 4S. Even after you decide to upgrade your iPhone, your old one always makes a great hand me down for a child or relative that doesn't always need the latest model.

iMore will help you get the longest life possible out of your iPhone 4S, and walk you step by step through all the major repairs, with detailed instructions, photographs, and links to high quality parts from suppliers we trust.

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How to replace the headphone jack and volume cable in a GSM/AT&T iPhone 4

If you've got an AT&T or some other GSM variant of an iPhone 4 and you are experiencing issues with either the headphone jack, mute switch, or volume buttons, a DIY repair can quickly get your iPhone back into working condition. Symptoms can range from no sound from the headphone jack to something being stuck inside. If your volume buttons aren't working or you have to push down extremely hard, this replacement cable should also fix that issue.

So if you're out of warranty and don't fancy buying a new iPhone just yet, follow along to see if you're up for the challenge.

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Having sound issues on your iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S? Here's how to fix them.

If you've got an iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S that's having some issues with sound, you probably aren't alone. Issues could range from system sounds working but your iPhone not actually ringing or system sounds not working unless plugged into the headphone jack. While sound can be caused by several issues, symptoms like this are typically fixable with a pretty simple DIY repair.

If any of the above symptoms sound like what you're experiencing, follow along for a more detailed list of symptoms and how to correct the problem.

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How to replace the volume buttons in an iPhone 4S

Like any other metal, steel can become sharp or jagged when damaged. If you've got an iPhone 4S and you've physically damaged the volume buttons, a DIY repair can get them back into like new condition in no time. If you didn't opt for AppleCare+ and your normal warranty won't cover the damage, taking matters into your own hands may not be a bad idea.

Follow along and we'll walk you through how to get those buttons back into perfect condition for a lot less than what the cost of a new iPhone is.

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How to fix an unresponsive Home button in an iPhone 4S

The iPhone 4S has been around for a little over a year now and as with any device, normal wear and tear can cause components to fail over time. The Home button is the most used hardware function on the iPhone which means it's typically the first one to give out. While Apple changed the Home button design slightly from the iPhone 4S's predecessors, the flex cable can still wear over time leading to misfires when single and double tapping or even worse, the Home button can give out altogether.

If you're out of warranty and your Home button is giving you a headache, we can help you DIY repair it for much less than the price of a new iPhone.

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How to replace the vibrator assembly in an iPhone 4S

If you've got an iPhone 4S that's out of warranty and the vibration function has stopped working or is very faint, odds are you need a new vibrator assembly. A DIY repair isn't too terribly difficult and will cost you far less than a new iPhone.

Follow along and we'll help you replace the vibrator assembly and keep your iPhone 4S going strong for even longer.

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