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Old January 27th, 2012, 09:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi All.

I have a htc sensation xe phone, and was wondering if anyone could help or assist with my problem. Basically my power on button is broken and doesn't respond to me. If it sleeps, I have to power USB it for the screen to light up or if Im not with a usb connector, I have to take the battery out and in again. I am within warranty but I bought my phone from overseas seller, anyway - back home in Australia, repair stores and HTC refuse to repair it -even if i offer money, due to it being from Thailand. I can go to Thailand but I don't want to waste my time for it and that's the last resort.

Was wondering what I should do with this power on button broken? (my phone never got the chance to be rooted unfortunately) and I am in need of assistant from forum users here to help me! Is there a place where I can buy spare HTC sensation parts or should I repair it myself / use a software that alters the use of the power on button.! All help is appreciated thank you.

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Old January 27th, 2012, 11:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
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why do repair shops refuse to repair it???,

have u tried poking the buttin with a needle/pen
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why do repair shops refuse to repair it???,

have u tried poking the buttin with a needle/pen
I don't want to poke any more to make any more damage

Repair store don't have the spare part for it, since its purchased from overseas stock, unless I fly overseas and go to a repair store there. HTC support can be an ass when it comes to warranty.
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... Basically my power on button is broken and doesn't respond to me. If it sleeps, I have to power USB it for the screen to light up or if Im not with a usb connector, I have to take the battery out and in again.
...use a software that alters the use of the power on button.!

Hi Wonderwoman1,

I had the same issue this morning when my HTC Aria fell into some water. Long story short, my power button stopped working as well. I couldn't fix the power button but what I did instead was use two free apps to replicate the screen on/off function using the volume control.

Firstly, I installed the No Lock App

https://market.android.com/details?id=org.jraf.android.nolock&feature=search_ result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsIm9yZy5qcmFmLmFuZHJvaWQu bm9sb2NrIl0.

then the Lock Screen Widget (turns off your screen)

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.droidmania.lockscreenwidget&feature =search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5kcm9pZG1h bmlhLmxvY2tzY3JlZW53aWRnZXQiXQ..

For it to work, the No Lock App needs to be set to Unlocked (orange). You then press the Lock app (Lock Screen Widget) or wait for the screen to blank out. Now try pressing the volume control for your phone or any other button to see if the phone turns back on.

That worked for me, hopefully it works for you too.
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Hi Wonderwoman1,

I had the same issue this morning when my HTC Aria fell into some water. Long story short, my power button stopped working as well. I couldn't fix the power button but what I did instead was use two free apps to replicate the screen on/off function using the volume control.

Firstly, I installed the No Lock App

https://market.android.com/details?id=org.jraf.android.nolock&feature=search_ result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsIm9yZy5qcmFmLmFuZHJvaWQu bm9sb2NrIl0.

then the Lock Screen Widget (turns off your screen)

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.droidmania.lockscreenwidget&feature =search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5kcm9pZG1h bmlhLmxvY2tzY3JlZW53aWRnZXQiXQ..

For it to work, the No Lock App needs to be set to Unlocked (orange). You then press the Lock app (Lock Screen Widget) or wait for the screen to blank out. Now try pressing the volume control for your phone or any other button to see if the phone turns back on.

That worked for me, hopefully it works for you too.
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Excellent - It works perfectly on garmin-asus!
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Hey! Worked for my sensation xe! But does it mean that the power button wont work aymore?
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THANK YOU!!!! the app trick worked wonderfully for my wifes phone
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I'm having a similar problem with my phone (HTC Sensation 4G). The power button stopped working for me but I could still unlock my phone by plugging it in via USB. The problem I'm having is that the battery died and my phone shut down, so I'm wondering if there is a way to turn the phone back on?

I also saw above that I can install some apps that will help me bypass the problem, so I am also wondering if I can set the apps up (set the No Lock to Unlocked etc.) without actually having my phone running. I want to try my other options before resigning to getting my phone fixed or buying a new phone. Any help that can be offered would be greatly appreciated.
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Default SPoB - Soft Power Button

I had the same problem. And I found this soft power button.https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=lovetere.spob&hl=en

Try this one, it really help. but the problem for me is once my phone is out of battery, how can I turn on my phone ?
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