[Q] Dealing with a Nexus One with broken power button
My brother has a Nexus One and just yesterday the power button of the device decided to stop working. The problem is that being a total dumb ass, he decided to turn off the device so he could take the sim card and put it in an other phone. So even though I could just install an app on his phone and call it a day, now I'm stuck with a turned off Nexus that I can't get to power on.
I tried the battery removing and re-inserting trick several times to no avail. I plug it to a usb slot on my pc (I also tried with a charger), and when a green light appears, I remove the battery and insert it back but nothing happens. I tried different timings (as fast as possible, wait for the green light to shut down, wait for the blinking orange/green to come out) but still the phone remains dead. So what on earth am I doing wrong? Also on my Xperia Play the charging light is orange, is the light on Nexus different or does it simply refuses to charge the battery?
Is there a different way to power on the device? If not (and since I absolutely SUCK at soldering) can I just replace the faulty part with this one:
From what I saw in some videos, the above part is easily accessible simply by removing the battery tray. But still I would prefer avoiding opening up the device since knowing my brother he will probably bust the phone in a couple of months anyway.