Power(on/off screen) button broken

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  1. GilbertXg

    GilbertXg Active Member

    A couple days ago I kept getting the shut down dialog box come up at random times, as if I was holding down the power button. so it kept happening for a while, thought reboots would fix it but no luck, and since yesterday the button does pretty much nothing. I cant turn my screen on or off ever anymore, i have been using the notification bar widget to turn the screen off and the volume rocker wake setting to be able to turn it on and off for now.
    I'm thinking a reflash of my rom would work, i'm just not sure if its the software or hardware. it would really stink if it was the button itself since I'm out of warranty by like 1 or 2 months now.

    And so has this happened to anyone else or anything similar to this to get some idea if this is normal or some insight on it?

    by the way using the latest cm7 G60 style, never had any problems with it since I installed it the day it came out

  2. dsmryder

    dsmryder Well-Known Member Developer

    I think I've seen this posted before, sorry. One problem is if you shutdown the phone you won't be able to restart. You could try to reboot into recovery. I am sure there's a terminal command you can use to do it. Probably something like
    Code (Text):
    1. su
    2. reboot recovery
    or what ever. I'll let someone else who has done it on a phone with a working power button mention it first. If you can get into recovery, then you can just hit the power button to see if it works. It should just turn off the screen. And hitting it again should turn it back on.

    I, unfortunately, think it's a hardware issue and you are going to be looking for a new MT. At least I would;). At least if you are in recovery, you can just reboot from there and have a partially working phone.

    EDIT: I have tested it on my phone. Works like a charm!
    If you have any questions, feel free to ask. I'm on here like 10 times a day.
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  3. GilbertXg

    GilbertXg Active Member

    do you mean use the terminal emulator app to enter the command or the pc sdk stuff?
  4. dsmryder

    dsmryder Well-Known Member Developer

    I used the terminal app. I made sure to test my words for this.

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