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Iphone on/off button Jammed

I dropped my iphone,now the on/off switch is jammed in the body of the phone.Everything works fine when i charge it or sync it with the comp,but the moment i take it off charging,it continiously switches on & off by itself.Please tell me a way to fix it.Is there a way i can open the back cover & push the on off button out?Hellllllllpppppppppp......Please....

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  • foxnla May 18, 2008

    Good luck finding a replacement for the button.  I had the same problem after dropping my phone and having the button jammed in.  I had to pry the button out to stop my phone from continuously turning off and on.  The process basically removed the on/off button and damaged the case, but... my phone works again.

    Apple will not do anything about it, and will offer you a replacement for $250 which I think is ridiculous.  

    You can buy replacement parts online and have fix it yourself, although I have not found the piece that the on/off button is attached to.  I bought a replacement case online for $40US, but it only comes with the side buttons and not the on/off. has parts and step by step instructions on how to replace parts.

    Be aware that doing this will most likely void your warranty, but as I see it... Apple will void the warranty anyway because of the present damage.


  • jayblaze55 Jul 17, 2008

    have my on and off button stuck in iphone body,how can i get it fixed?plss help....

  • Anonymous Oct 14, 2008

    mine keeps going on and off too but it stays on the little apple loading screen.

  • tosting Mar 08, 2009

    some thing, person or place nicked the on/off button and iphone is in perpetual power cycle ; will work for abit after a sync but jumps back into loop; have tried to pry our with knife but no luck; apple store says no dice on fix



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Did the same thing. Used an x-acto knife to pry my button out. Works fine now, just not as pretty as before!

Posted on Jun 27, 2008

  • yasir mukhtar Feb 07, 2011

    i also face the same problem on off butten stops working it works after several tries when phone once powered on or restored orignal factory settings the power on off butten works four or five tiems after that it stops working please help me to resolve this issue
    i wold b greatfull to you for this if u solve this pleaseeeeee.



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