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    Hi all,
    I have a Samsung GS4 (sgh-I337M), and the power button is stuck and the phone keeps rebooting. Should I replace the power button or just remove it?.

    I'm almost to the point of just getting a new phone. Thanks.
     

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    You can with care straighten a bent or spread button. The button is also available as a spare part - it can be renewed if necessary. You will need to dismantle the phone to carry out any repair so if you feel competent to do this take care.
     
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    Alrighty I'll try to bend it back thank you for the tip, will report back here when done. I owned a galaxy s for 3 years and no problem with the power button, so I am confident I can make this phone work for me, thank and cheers.
     
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    I had to carry out a straightening of the Power button on my grandsons S4 when he dropped it. It was causing the phone to re-boot. Just take care.
     
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    So it seems that this may be a faulty power switch, I think?. I tried using rubbing alcohol, but that did nothing. I am probably just going to remove the power switch that attaches to the motherboard. I'll leave the power button on the outside though, so the phone doesn't look like crap. I can still use the phone without the power switch using an app (i forget the name). I just can't afford to sell this thing for parts, i already paid to have the screen replaced.

    It's funny because my first and second touch screen phone EVER was a Samsung Galaxy, then the Galaxy S, and I NEVER had problems with anything, not even a power switch. The Galaxy S was a very nice phone, too.
     
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    Your switch may have been damaged when the button was damaged. There is a YouTube video showing how to renew the switch on the logic board but it's done by a female with a gentle hand-eye coordination. :)
     

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