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Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by DF Smod, Feb 2, 2011.

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    Figured something would happen sooner to my near flawless Original, Original Droid -

    ...the power button is becoming recessed, I have read a lot of instances of this happening on the forum...from someone who has experienced this, how long did your power button last before it gave out completely ?
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    Nooooooo!

    This is a tragedy!

    Sorry man, my condolences. Maybe try sliding the keyboard open to get used to it? :(
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    Just wait it out! heh, we're almost to the new phones and our upgrades.
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    just happened to me too this weekend.

    worse case I will slide the keyboard out, i got 10 months to go!
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    I'm on my 4th month with the pwr button issue. I have to press really hard to make it response. I have insurance too, but they wanted to give me the d2 + 90 bucks. But I can't part with my droid. :) so I've been living with it for 4 months now.
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    I just need to hold out until something I am interested hits the Market - it's nice to hear that four months later and the power button hasn't fallen into the phone...there is still hope :)
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    That happened to mine right around month 11 of ownership. I dealt with it for about two weeks because I was afraid to turn my droid in for a refurbished.

    I'm guessing it's just some sort of plastic spring mechanism that eventually just gives out after repeated use. It will probably last a bit longer just become harder and harder to make contact. Sad to see such a minor component begin to render such a beautiful device unusable.

    On a brighter note, I finally sent mine in a week before warranty was up and my replacement was pretty much brand new with a fresh manufacture date, so I lucked out :)

    Good luck I'm sure our next devices will be wonderful. But I'll never forget my OG droid 1 dancedroid
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    My keyboard is also starting to make that wet shoe sound...I am coming undone over here :tongue:

    GB D1
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    Hang in there TP! The TB may be here 11 days! If you can't wait 11 days I believe a different device will be released in 10 days:icon_ devil::icon_ devil:
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    There was a thread last week about this and a guy got the button replaced at a local shop for $50.
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    $50.00 :icon_eek: - think I will just witness my Droid enter the graveyard as I wait for a worthy successor -

    GB D1