This is a discussion on iphone 4 help please within the iPhone 4 forums, part of the iPhone 4 Forum category; Hi all,
Hope you can help me with something...
I bought an iphone4 from my friend who upgraded to the 4S, and the iphone4 home ...
I bought an iphone4 from my friend who upgraded to the 4S, and the iphone4 home button was broken at the time (I knew this) whilst the lock button at the top was working but slightly stiff.
Since then the lock button has stopped working. It seems to have gone 'in' to the phone - it's still there and hasn't come off or anything. But now I have neither the home button or the lock button working, so I've been having to either keep the phone unlocked or locking it and plugging it into my MacBook to unlock it again. Not convenient but still better than using my old BlackBerry
So, I fell to sleep last night with the phone unlocked and the battery ran down. I've plugged it in to charge up but it's asking to setup via itunes now (has done this in the past but I've gotten around it by turning the phone off and on again a few times. It then comes on as normal). (As a side note, the phone is never recognised in itunes anyway).
The problem is, I can't turn it back off because of the broken lock button. So right now I'm basically stuck on the iphone setup screen with not much else I can do... I could probably go into a shop to get the buttons fixed at a cost, but I'm hoping there might be another solution you guys might know of?