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Old May 23rd, 2012, 01:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default LG Optimus S power button broken, phone dead, won't charge or turn on

The power button breaking on this phone seems to be quite a common problem, but I've yet to find a solution to just getting the phone to turn on or charge when the battery has died.

The power button has been broken since right after I got the phone. That was not a huge issue, I just had the screen time out after 15 seconds and whenever the battery died I would plug it in and it would turn right on. It no longer does that. It cycles between the LG screen and turning off. I read elsewhere to unplug it on the LG screen, but instead of booting up, it turns back off as soon as I unplug it.

I brought it into a Sprint repair store and they basically shrugged their shoulders and sent me to buy a new battery, which I did. When putting that battery in, it started right up. But of course I stupidly let the battery die again, and now I'm stuck in the same mess. Surely I don't have to buy a new forty dollar battery every time I let the battery die?

***A thought occurs***
Should I use my husband's phone (same one) to charge my battery? Is this seemingly brilliant solution actually a bad one?

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The power button breaking on this phone seems to be quite a common problem
Yes, Iíve heard that too, guess Iíve been lucky.

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It cycles between the LG screen and turning off. I read elsewhere to unplug it on the LG screen
Never heard that, but if you decide to try a hard reset: How To Do A Hard Reset And Format An LG Optimus S Android Smart Phone.

My previous opti did that too, and the local store had it replaced promptly... with refurb, but a good one (so far).

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I brought it into a Sprint repair store and they basically shrugged their shoulders and sent me to buy a new battery
That sounds sick and wrong -- they knew your power button was bad, that it was power cycling, and still had you buy a battery?!

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Should I use my husband's phone (same one) to charge my battery?
I donít see any harm in that.
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