broken power button

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    I just upgraded to galaxy nexus yesterday. Never had any issue with my dinc for 2 years. Literally an hour after the change the dinc power button stopped working--if I plug the phone in or unplug it, the screen comes on so I can use it, but it is not very practical. I want to be able to give it to my wife.

    Any thoughts? Any help would be appreciated.
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    Might have to replace the button. Don't know of any way to make any other buttons the new power button.
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    Same thing happened to my wifes Dinc, after a factory reset, battery pull, and rooting it it mysteriously started working again - I flashed one of Mik's ROM's on top just in case it happens again (the trackball can double as a power button) :)

    Geschickt mit meinem Galaxy Nexus aus Deutschland
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    Dgb are you rooted? If so I can send you an apk that would assist with this.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk
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    No, it's not rooted.

    I pulled the battery and now cannot power it up because the only way I know how to do it is with the power button. Anyone know how to work around this?

    I brought it in to a repair place and they say they can't replace the button because it's soldered to the motherboard.

    AAARRRGH!

    Appreciate any help.
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