The fourth Google Nexus smartphone, released November 13, 2012.

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Power button harder to press

Being the only physical button for power, lock and screenshots the button has become more unresponsive to gentle presses and now requires a great pressure to activate it. Is there any way to fix it before it's too late?

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Hi Damien,

It could either be the (visible) button that needs to be replaced or the power button switch (small circuit board). Both can be ordered, e.g. on ebay (button and switch).

However, before buying anything, I would check which part is actually needed.

To check the switch: Remove the switch/circuit board of the power button and lay it on the table (the contact or "eye" on top). Take a pencil and use the side of the eraser, slightly pushing on the contact several times. You need to hear a "click" or at least "feel" the "click" to be sure that the switch is still ok. If it is still ok, I would inspect the power button. Your issue seems to point to a worn out piece, either the switch or the button.

Use this guide for replacing the power button, and this guide to get access to the power switch (see last step).

Steffen

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Nexus 4 Plastic Midframe Replacement

Difficulty: Easy2 - 3 minuti

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Nexus 4 Power and Volume Button Replacement

Difficulty: Easy5 - 10 minutes

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Actually, i dont have my nexus 4 Bill as i bought it from a person on ebay.

so i have no official warranty and i live in india. so no customer care here.

i am facing same issue with my phone, power button not responding well.

Can u guide me what should i do?

@steffen? i am worried. as i bought my nexus 4 for 600$ in december when it was out of stock.

thanks.

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Hi Hitesh, I recommend that you follow the two guides mentioned above. Are you able to order the replacement parts from India? The repair does not seem to be very difficult.

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Hi, I got the same problem as darmien, but i didn't undertood one thing.. The circuit board of the power button lays on the plastic midframe?

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Protect your power button by Gravity Screen app. I'm not affiliated with the developer, just bought it recently and the app is really cool

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It is better to install the Gravity Screen app to do the lock/unlock..

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hello! please help my ph is not starting nexus 4 at all even not able to route by pressing the down vloume and the on button together just nothing happening only sometimes red light flickers please advice what could be wrong.is the battery totally dead

what else could be wrong please advice suggest and oblige

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my lg nexus 4 wont turn on at all, its been 24 hours and still wont turn on,, its on charge now but showing no sighns of life

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