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Why does my Windows 10 alcatel XL phone's button stop working?

My phone constantly crashes and this wouldn't be such a problem if the power button would actually work. To restart, I have to press the button for more than 10 seconds. However, the button does not work. I have to wait days until the phone runs out of battery and then connect it to a charger so that it can restart. This takes a LONG time and to be honest, I don't want to be going through such a hassle. Yes, I can get a new phone but that is not my pain problem. I have some photos on there that I need for extra credit and if the phone actually killed itself this time, it's like those photos never existed. I was just wondering if there's any sort of simpler solution to turning my phone back on and restarting it. The button is a feisty thing, it's "fixed " itself multiple times already but at the moment it's acting useless.

Please, help a poor soul out. I need that extra credit.

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Not sure if this will work with your phone but most phones will come out of sleep mod when you plug in the cord to the charging port this will fire up the phone then you just use the touch screen to go from there . Hope this helps

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I've done that before many times and it's proved to be effective. In this case, however, it isn't working.


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