[Q] HTC Desire bricked, Vol Down button broken
I have this HTC Desire I'm trying to get back to work. I bricked it about a year ago but I'd like to use it as a spare phone.
When I try to boot the phone, nothing happens. When I boot while charging, the orange led goes out for a few seconds, so the power button press is registered. However, the screen just stays black.
I've been reading methods for flashing recovery using fastboot, but booting into fastboot requires to press the Vol. Down key, which is no longer working on the device.
Is there any way to fix this phone? I'm on a Linux machine and have Android SDK tools installed, however, I have little experience with flashing software (read: I only did it by copy-pasting pre-made commands).
Many thanks in advance!