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How to fix a stuck power button?

I recently dropped my iPad when it slipped off my lap. (Less than 2 feet.) It landed on the power button and now the button is stuck. The iPad itself works completely fine, however, I am unable to manually turn off the screen or perform a reset.

How can I unstuck the merely stuck power button?

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I have exactly the same circumstances, dropped two feet and power button stuck in.... luckily Apple has in built workarounds for this, the iPad will always power up if the battery goes, you can do a reset by holding the home button but it will only go blank then show the Apple logo in repetition, but you attach your lightning cable to charge and your iPad will turn on, also turn on your on screen home button and add functions such as screenshot, lock screen etc, and your iPad will function as normal, in fact I find it better. Mines has carried on for several months now no problems at all, bit concerned when I first did a reset with the home button but attaching the charger brought it on. Now I am to attempt to free the power button, I am not sure if I should as all is good but I experiment so first I gently filed round the power button to remove any sharp edges. Now I am going to heat up a needle, bore a tiny hole in the centre of the button, and use a tiny screw (from an old dismantlement iPhone) and hopefully screw in to pull out. Obviously not a hammer and grinder job. I don't advise opening your iPad, they are not really designed to be opened without using new parts, many have ruined their iPad trying as there is a cable which breaks if you pull the screen up too far so don't try this option... even Apple suggests replacement over repair. But if you follow the above workarounds, you should have no problem. Twice I lost sound but the reset fixed this.

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OMG! Thank you, Martin Irving! My 4 year old did this to hers and you saved me!!! After an hour of trying to “dig out” the power button she was hysterical! You would think i would have thought to just “plug it in” but i did not! Seriously...saved a mommy and a frantic 4 year old! Youtube Kids is back on and all is well in the world again!

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the metal that keeps the power button in place is most likely bent.

i would open the ipod and try to slightly bent it back - but be careful with that

use the front panel guide to open the ipad, stop at step 8 - the button is now in front of you and you can try to slightly push it outwards

good luck

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I am not too sure the answer listed above would be best choice since the guide to opening the front panel suggest I don't attempt this its permanent damage to the hinges.

Any other suggestions on how I can "unstuck" the power button. Thanks.

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the power button isn't more than a piece of plastic, 2 metal foils, a ribbon cable, a piece of "scotch tape" and a small metal frame - so the options are very limited

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Put some alcohol on a tissue and start to rub the button for 5~10 minutes. Then start clicking on it. You will directly feel that the button got better. If not, Start rubbing it more. My iPad fell on a concrete floor and it got stuck. I tried this method and it worked very well.

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Thanks for the rub tip with Alcohol. Worked here too!

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Does 70% work?

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I think markus weiher was right. You need to open the case first in order set it right.

Ridiculous opinion but worth trying:

Maybe you can use SIM removal tool for trying to unstuck the button.

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I drop my iPad on the floor and the power button when in and I don't know how to fix it I need help

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I just went through the same issue with my ipad air 2. Tried all the various techniques with sharp instruments ( assorted scalpel blades/exacto knives)along the sides of the button, canned air to blow out anything that might be wedged, and got nothing. Went to Apple store genius bar where they did the same procedures to no avail. The unit was no longer covered by Apple care +. The solution they offered was a brand new identical ipad for $300.00. The unit worked perfectly in all other respects. Went to Geek Squad people and they wouldn't touch it. An independent cell phone/tablet repair guy quoted a price to open it, replace the switch as well as prepared me that there is a high liklihood that the display would break during the process and thus need to be replacing as well. The other option he suggested was getting the unit turned off, ( an option found in the setting menu), a couple drops of high concentration isopropyl alchohol ( i used 91%) around the edges of the button and then tap on the button some and let it sit. I went a step further and used an ultrasonic transducer device that I had just received ( Sonic Soak to be exact)and held this on the button for about about 5 seconds . Within that 5 seconds the button was up moving and functioning normally and thus far I have seen no adverse effects of having done this

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I literally immediately made a pledge for a Sonic Soak after reading this. Thanks for the suggestion. I hope it works as well for my dad's iPad as it did for yours!

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Please post the link to the Sonic Soak device you are referring too.

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Hi ihave the same problem but with a samsung s7 edge.I dropped it for like 2 feet and it directly landed on the power button and now it’s a little bent.What can I do?

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Hi guys, I just took some pliers (small ones) and manually pulled the power button back out. Please note: this procedure will damage the look of the power button (i.e. the aluminium will get scratches), however helped to make it functional again.


To help the process, I used some good old WD40 oil and let it soak in for a couple minutes. I am not sure wether this was necessary, but it might be useful if you are not able to do the process just with the pliers.

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James Kim sarà eternamente grato.
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