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How do I fix a broken power button?

My Moto G power button is broken, and the phone now just turns itself on & off continuously until it runs out of battery power. If I plug in the charger, it will carry on turning on & off indefinitely.

I've asked about a repair at the Vodafone shop where I bought it, and they've said they'd have to wipe the phone before sending it off to be repaired. I'm not keen on this as there's stuff on the phone I'd like to keep.

The button appears looser than the volume control, so has probably become detached internally. Is there any way of repairing it myself?

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i fixed mine. The power button is a tactile switch soldered directly to the board. theres nothing behind it to stop it from snapping off the board if it gets pushed too hard, except for some plastic "posts" to hold the part that presses the button inside. unfortunately they are only somewhat effective.

Anyway, I fixed it by aligning the tact switch with the pads on the board and soldering it back on. you will need a relatively small tip on your iron, and take care not to melt the posts I mentioned earlier. take the mobo out entirely if you need to. I protected the button from breaking off again in the future by cutting a small piece off an itunes card and sandwiching it between the back of the tact switch and the edge of the battery.

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I'm going to be doing this a little later today. Looking at the phone I see about 5 small dots of solder.

Crude ascii drawing here

... volume button

. . stuff here.

So it seems only the bottom two have to be soldered on? I don't even have the tools for it besides the torx screwdrivers and a guitar pic. Any help is appreciated.


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Possibly replacing a new button will fix that problem. But it depends. Need to check the circuit before making any decision. Better to look for personal workshop around your home.

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having the same problem, how did you repaired it?

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My Motorola phone power button has broken where I should go to get a new button and sensor

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