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Support LG Optimus S power button broken, phone dead, won't charge or turn on

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Feltephant, May 23, 2012.

  1. Feltephant

    Feltephant New Member
    Thread Starter

    May 23, 2012
    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?


  2. jefboyardee

    jefboyardee Well-Known Member

    Jan 18, 2011
    Yes, I

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