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IPhone 3g power and volumes buttons are not working

My iPhone 3g was unlocked using universal sim and jailbroken via quickpwn. After using bossprefs to toggle switch on/off button, the power and volumes buttons were not working. I had restore to factory setting via iTunes and ended up with firmware 2.2, but such buttons are still not working. The iPhone is even in locked status now and couldn't be unlocked as the required power button is not working (leaving me with only the home button which is functioning). If this is considered a hardware problem, what parts of the iPhone should be repaired. I can't send it to Apple as there's no support in my country, therefore I have to fix it myself.

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If you upgrade to OS 3.0 it should sort out

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These crack programs always fail. I would send it to an iphone repair company such as iphone recharge.

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You need to repalce the volume buttons, you can send you iPhone to Dr Cell Phone Repairs they do all kinds of iPhone 3G Repair . This repair should cost you only $74.99. For more information visit

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