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    iPhone 5 known issue with faulty sleep (on/off) button - Apple repairing/replacing for free.

    Apple has determined that the sleep/wake button mechanism on a small percentage of iPhone 5 models may stop working or work intermittently. iPhone 5 models manufactured through March 2013 may be affected by this issue.

    Apple will replace the sleep/wake button mechanism, free of charge, on iPhone 5 models that exhibit this issue and have a qualifying serial number.

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    Original Poster

    I got my iPhone 5 in 2012 and it has a qualifying serial number. My button has been playing up for ages.
    Edited by: "robertr" 23rd Jun 2014

    Thanks, mine starting to be a pain in the ae for a few weeks now I'll get straight on the case in the morning. Any idea if it's the walk in and wait or keep it for a while guessing there's going to be a fair few

    Original Poster

    dbhoy

    http://www.hotukdeals.com/freebies/iphone-5-sleep-wake-button-free-repair-from-apple-some-handsets-check-eligible-1890011



    I searched MIsc, why was this posted as a deal??

    craigblakeway123

    Thanks, mine starting to be a pain in the ae for a few weeks now I'll get … Thanks, mine starting to be a pain in the ae for a few weeks now I'll get straight on the case in the morning. Any idea if it's the walk in and wait or keep it for a while guessing there's going to be a fair few



    From what I've seen, they take the phone in and send it off for repair, takes about a week or so, but if you ask for a loaner phone they should provide one. Just make sure you've backed up all your data.

    Why does it need a qualifying serial number? Surely if its broke, its broke.

    For my ipad1, its broken too (on the home button). Fortunately if you enable accessibility-mode, you can get an onscreen Home key, but it really is pretty poor these quality problems exist.

    Old news.

    Really old news.
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