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Default phone bricked?

Hi all

wondering if someone might be able to give me hand

my phone is rooted and am running CM10 stable and was working fine for about 3 months.

this morning i went to use the calculator and then the phone rebooted, and will not come back up.

I keeps viberating every coupel fo seconds. Tried to hold down power button but nothing happens. yanked battery and and reboot and i see the samsung slapscreen then it goes back to viberating

I tried to yank the battery, while holding down the power volume up/down to get into recovery but no luck. tried to yank battery and hold down volumne up/ down trying to get into download mode but also no luck

wondering if there might something i can try to get my phone back working

take care
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i tried to take the phone apart to see if the power button was stuck but still now luck
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Sounds like a power button issue. Its not that it gets stuck physically, the power switch gets messed up and acts as if its being held down. You can replace the switch or try a ghetto fix. I had to remove the power button from the case from my brothers phone. I took it out then plugged the hole with it by taping it on from the outside.

There are a few ROMs out there that allow you to use alternate buttons to turn off the phone and use volume keys to wake it up. So you will only need the power button to turn on the phone when its off completely. For my brothers phone I use a toothpick since I removed the power button.

It is just beginning to mess up on my phone bit it wasn't a severe enough case for me to remove the power button.

I would recommend trying to fidget with the button a bit, trying to see if you can get it out of the power loop (endless vibrating). What I do is pull the battery and press the button a few times. I even flick that corner of the phone a few times. Then I put the batter back in and see if it stopped cycling. If not I try to press the button a few more times and or give it a flick or two with the battery in. There seems to be no direct method that works but it eventually stabalizes.

If it does stabalize, I'd recommend testing to see how sensitive it is. If you can't put it in your pocket or even the slightest movement makes it cycle. I'd say you need to remove the power button or have the power switch replaced. If it stabilizes I would just get a ROM with the options I mentioned and stop touching the power button.
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