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Old 05-08-2009, 06:35 AM   #1
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restart my iphone without top button

How can I restart the iPhone without using the button on the top ?

(that it is broken)
Is it possible ?
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Old 05-08-2009, 07:35 AM   #2
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so it will not go to sleep either??
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Old 05-08-2009, 07:38 AM   #3
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Hmm.. I'm not sure you can.
And if you could get it to shut off, how would you get it to turn back on?
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Old 05-08-2009, 07:43 AM   #4
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not trying to be a jerk, but wouldn't it be easier to just get it fixed? not the cheapest solution, but the most effective.
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Old 05-08-2009, 11:50 AM   #5
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Ya I should fix it. The point is that 2 weeks ago I brought it to the shop to fix the home button. so unlucky.

So, if the top button is broken, I can't start it.
Nobody can give me some hint ?
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Old 05-08-2009, 11:58 AM   #6
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How long have you had it? This is the first I've seen of any iPhone hardware issues. Is this at all common?
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Old 05-08-2009, 12:13 PM   #7
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It worked perfectly for 6 months. But it crashed on the floor 2 times. So....... this is the uncommon thing, probably.
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Old 05-08-2009, 12:32 PM   #8
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Eh. Take it to the Apple Store. If it's still in warranty, they should fix it, no problem.
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Old 05-08-2009, 02:40 PM   #9
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The underlying part is a hydra: headphone jack, on/off switch, silent/ring switch, volume controls, and vibrator. Here's an image: http://www.ifixit.com/iPhone-Parts/i...mbly/IF137-004. Because the switch itself is mechanical (or so it would appear from the photo), I rather doubt that there's a magical seven-finger software workaround to this hardware problem.
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Old 05-08-2009, 09:22 PM   #10
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On the other hand, thinking about this a little more, maybe it is possible, though it's certainly not going to be easy. See the wiki on the Apple Accessory Protocol used for remote communication with Apple devices: http://ipodlinux.org/wiki/Apple_Accessory_Protocol. Note under "iPod Remote (Mode 2)" that there do exist commands for off and on. If someone knows how to turn your iPhone on/off via a signal sent through the 30-pin connector and can point you to a driver that will generate such a signal, I'd guess you would find that someone in the forums over at http://ipodlinux.org or a similar site.
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