iPhone5 Sleep/Wake Power Lock Button Problem – Apple will Replace Free!

Are you in Muscat and having problems with the power button on your iPhone 5? There may be a solution for you.

I bought my iPhone less than a year ago and my power lock button has gotten less and less responsive over the past two months. A couple weeks ago, I could get it to turn off and on by clicking on the left side of the button with my fingernail, but now that doesn’t work very well either. It appears that very soon I won’t be able to use it at all.

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That’s why I was happy to read on the Apple website that they are finally, after several lawsuits, allowing iPhone5 owners to take their phones in for free repair. I went to the Apple store in the Qurm City Centre and looked into it. If your iPhone5 was purchased here in Oman, you are probably eligible for free repair. Take it in and then celebrate your good fortune with a nice cheeseburger (not covered by Apple) at Chili’s. I’m not so fortunate. If you, like me, have a phone from the US, you will have to take your phone back to the US for repair. It appears that phones from other countries might qualify for repair in Oman. Give them a call.

The Apple website allows you to enter your serial number to see if your phone is eligible. Give that a go first.












One thought on “iPhone5 Sleep/Wake Power Lock Button Problem – Apple will Replace Free!

  1. Carol says:

    Dumb Apple! You should be able to get yours fixed in any Apple store, don’cha think?

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