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Support Power button going bad?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by novarider, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. novarider

    novarider Android Enthusiast
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    I think my power button is going bad. Sometimes when I try to lock my phone it doesn't do anything and other times it thinks im trying to turn off the phone. I guess my question is this a common problem? Should it be covered under warranty?
     

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    Mine broke and it was covered under the one year warranty. If I'd have sent it to HTC they would have replaced it for free but it would have been a week of downtime and I don't have a land line. I exchanged it through Sprint and they gave me one for $35. I don't have insurance, but I believe if you do hardware buttons are covered.
     
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    Try NoLock. Lets you use volume rocker to power up, and a soft button to lock. I'd def. still try and get it fixed though, power button is necessary sometimes :)
     
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    Took it to the sprint store yesterday and there was a short in the power button. He said they couldn't fix it so they replaced it with a new not refurb phone. My only complaint is that the color of this new phone sucks! Its nowhere near as bright or crisp (yes I have adjusted the brightness)
     
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