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By phil46, Member on 17th February 2012, 10:16 PM
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I have a problem with the power button on my desire, the phone wont switch on.
I have taken the phone apart but cant see any physical problem.
The phone still charges ok.
Is there anyway to get a stock phone powered on without the power button.
Does it sound like it might be a faulty flexi cable.
Or any other advise.
18th February 2012, 01:51 AM |#2  
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you might need to take phone to repair center sounds like something a phone repair ceter can fix , i dont think there is a way of turning on the device with any other button ( i think it's possible if you changed it if you rooted but in your case i dont think so) does the cable near the power button look burnt out or loose , did you drop your phone ?
btw what are your usage patterns ?
18th February 2012, 03:37 AM |#3  
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Originally Posted by keith456

i think it's possible if you changed it if you rooted

The power button is hardwired. You can change the function of hardwired buttons using software, but software needs to be running/on to do that. You cannot use software to redirect the function of a hardware button with the software not running/off.
18th February 2012, 03:47 AM |#4  
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I have managed to switch the phone on using the usb trick, and the power button is working. Guess i will be ordering a new flexi cable
18th February 2012, 03:46 PM |#5  
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sounds like you need a new device
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