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Default Broken power button

Got a trouble with the power button recently. To make it work I have to take the back cover off and then it push it. Does anyone know if it is possible to fix?
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I have it broken now too. It can be replaced by desoldering and soldering a new one. They are cheap on eBay. If you can't fix it yourself take it to a phone/computer shop.
My phone autostarts when connecting the USB port because i am using devil kernel, and i have slim bean ROM, with hardware keys enabled and the function to turn off the screen assigned to long press menu button. I can also turn off the phone using this ROM via another touch controls in the drawer (long press over turn off touch button). So i don't have to take the back cover off.

P.S: i supposed that you were talking about the screwed internal back cover. If not, and the problem is with your plastic material then another solution should be possible.

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@TA123 if you have root, you can use app QuickBoot to access recovery or to turn off. Turning on, however, won't be easy....
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The only way with I've found if the phone won't start, is to bring it into download mode and flashing the pitfile via Odin.

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