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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ptuy, May 17, 2010.

  1. ptuy

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    Hello fellow androids!

    A good friend of mine had this HTC Hero and he was very happy with it. But one night he was drunk, spilled a shot of tequila in it, and now the lock/shut down button rarely works.. He bought a HTC legend and gave me the awesome Hero for free..

    So here I am stuck with the very smooth hero, but with a failing button!. Can I somehow fix the button you think? Or is there an application that does the same job as the button? I mainly need the lock the phone / turn of screen function..

    Does anyone know a relevant application for that?

    Regards ptuy
     

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    No app that I know of will let you turn off the screen.

    There're apps that will let you shut down the phone with a widget, though, and allow you to wake the phone up with the trackball/volume rocker.
     
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    But nothing to make it sleep? :( Whats the name of those apps..

    Would it be possible for a coder to make the app, or is it just not possible?
     
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    I would check with a local phone repair place and see how much it would cost to have it fixed. These places are usually fairly reasonable and can do it in a day or two.
     
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    Dammit.. I thought this phone was superHero and able to do it the soft way..

    What if i gently remove the screws, and try to clean the area around the shut down button? Is that too risky?
     
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    Well, it depends on why the button is not working.
     
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    A shot of alcoholic liquids went down to visit Mr. Shutdown Button..

    I would be happy if anybody could tell me the name of those apps mentioned before..
     
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