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By remusator, Senior Member on 2nd September 2013, 02:17 PM
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Hello,
my volume rocker is going for retire.
Firstly, month ago my volume up was not working. Actually it was, but i had to press harder and harder...
Now volume down is also infected, and stopped working normally. I have to press harder.

Has anybody experienced this ? Do i need new button, or also ribbon flex cable ?
 
 
2nd September 2013, 05:11 PM |#2  
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I have the same thing here on my 2 years old ds... Though it's not really hard to press (maybe twice as normal), and is only on volume down button... Dunno about what to do...

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2nd September 2013, 08:51 PM |#3  
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Originally Posted by remusator

Hello,
my volume rocker is going for retire.
Firstly, month ago my volume up was not working. Actually it was, but i had to press harder and harder...
Now volume down is also infected, and stopped working normally. I have to press harder.

Has anybody experienced this ? Do i need new button, or also ribbon flex cable ?

Search Youtube for the DS Tear-down video. You can get to the volume buttons quite easily. It may be that dust has got under them, or they may need replacing. If they do need to be replaced then it's only a fairly small component - I'll try to dig something out for you.

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Teardown video

HTC Desire S S510e Side Volume + Power Switch Button Set Repair Part ZVMA228 - just as an example.
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3rd September 2013, 01:47 PM |#4  
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Thanks, i will definitely look into it.
But probably after i get new phone. I don't want to stay without any.
3rd September 2013, 02:20 PM |#5  
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Thanks, i will definitely look into it.
But probably after i get new phone. I don't want to stay without any.

Taking it apart, replacing the volume buttons and putting it back together will take you no more than 10-15 minutes.

I replaced the touch-panel in mine in about that much time
8th February 2015, 02:38 PM |#6  
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So is mine. Exercise your fingers,or use nails to rock the volume. Yer rockers are set for doom in about a year. No kidding.

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23rd May 2015, 02:15 PM |#7  
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I have the same thing here on my 2 years old ds... Though it's not really hard to press (maybe twice as normal), and is only on volume down button... Dunno about what to do...

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Exactly the same for me.
This helped:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2146201
11th January 2016, 06:19 AM |#8  
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I think this is the only problem of my good ol DS.
I might try the teardown when I have time.
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