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Old December 26th 17, 02:34 PM posted to
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Default iPhone 4 question

R. Mark Clayton wrote:
On Tuesday, 26 December 2017 14:52:56 UTC, Adrian Caspersz wrote:
On 26/12/17 14:32, Mr Pounder Esquire wrote:
Don't know where else to ask.
I have been given a iPhone 4.

The power button does nothing at all when
pushed, so I tried the trick in the below link. It did not work. Skip to
1.49 secs in. Yes, I can see the reasoning here. However, when I push the
power button I expect to see something move to make contact. Nothing does.
And yes, I did try a spot of WD40. Is the power button broken or am I
missing something?

The phone is 32bit, ancient and the battery is probably well shagged.

I changed a battery in such for a friend and managed to dislodge and
lose a dimple the size of quarter of a grain of cos-cous from the top of
the power button, and had to strip the whole phone down to replace the
switch/proximity/speaker assembly with one from eBay.

Try the paper piece trick, or preferably the leading post from 'Chris M'
in the YouTube clip comments - then when it works, flog it and get a
modern Android, or iPhone 5S minimum.

Indeed - I picked up a new, but superseded Acer Liquid Z5 from Scan (by
Royal Appointment etc.) in a clear out sale for £15. It's not quite a
Galaxy S7 or recent iPhone, but it is quite capable.

Adrian C

I’ve had long out of service iStuff behave as though it won’t turn on, even
when hooked up to the charger. Apple’s advice is to leave it on charge for
a few hours. I’d didn’t really believe this advice, but it did work.