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Drop damage: stuck volume rocker

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rochus
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Default Drop damage: stuck volume rocker

Hey all,

I had the unfortunate circumstance of watching someone drop my phone on concrete, causing an immediate jaw drop followed by seething anger.

The screen is fine but now the volume rocker is stuck pressing up. If the screen is off and I hold the phone in landscape the camera activates.

Is this repairable? The phone is fine otherwise and the warranty seems to favor cracked screens over stuck buttons and bent bodies.

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Something similar happened to me, i tried to fix it and i did manage to take the dent out but i messed up the digitizer it was no longer letting me pull down the notifications from the status bar. Only the status bar area was completely dead. i did a factory reset right before i called Verizon and they just sent me another phone. i didn't have to pay anything they said it was covered by the manufacture 1 year warranty. Might want to try that since the screen isn't broken you know.
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That sucks man. When someone wants to see my phone I upfront say be very cardful, it's a bit slippery and give them the look of "if you drop it I'll fu**ing kill you".

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You can try *EXTREMELY CAREFULLY* to bend the metal *around* the button. Do no try to pry the button itself, just the casing around it. You have to use extreme caution though - I haven't had the displeasure of opening one of these yet, but if it's anything like the M7 (which is an absolute nightmare to open) then there will be a very thin flex cable for the volume that is very easy to sever.
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The replies are greatly appreciated!

Is Verizon nice about warranties when I don't pay up front for the phone?

I think I will try to restore to factory settings and take advantage of the one year manufacturers warranty
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