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Galaxy S2 power button not working right

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  1. chargersrool

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    I have a galaxy S2, I dont think the model matters, but a couple days ago it accidentally dropped on the tile floor, but with a case. But now the power button doesnt work, and when I push it, it does one of three things
    -turn off my phone
    -asks me if I want to shut the phone off
    -sleeps

    I think this has something to do with the hardware. Is there any way to fix it?
     

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    Does Power wake the phone as normal?
     
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    Yes it does, but sometimes I have to press it multiple times, then the phone wakes up, then turns off. Im guessing its caused by the button being stuck?
     
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    Yeah sounds like it man. I use my home button to make the phone sleep/wake just because its convenient usiin Nova Launcher but i cant remember if it needs root. Ill check it out man.
    Does Home wake your phone as it is?
     
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    No it does not sadly, Thanks for the help. I will check out nova launcher
     
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    Cool. See if the free Nova has the Gestures And Buttons setting. If it has i can tell u how to make home put the phone to sleep (while on home screen)
    I dont know how my home button wakes the phone tbh lol... maybe its nova or maybe the ROM im on...
     
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    I had this exact problem.
    I googled around and checked XDA and I found out that the power button may be loose or moved out of place a little bit.

    I took a small screwdriver to unscrew the 6 screws on the back of the phone (after you remove the cover). I used a guitar pick to "pop" the screen from the rest of the phone. Once I did that, I just wiggled the power button a little bit and pressed it a couple times to make sure there was a clicking noise. I put the phone back together and sure enough the power button worked.
     
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    Awesome thank you so much, I need to find a replacement for a pick though. Ill find something.
     
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    Something like a disposable plastic knife, nothing metal :thumbup:
    Good luck man. Look on youtube for a vid about fixing it or at least a "tear down" vid so u know what youre dealin with :beer:
     
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