My button on the top of my Moto Droid is smashed in.

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  1. Gucci Mane

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    I dropped it and it smashed in pretty badly. It still works, I just have to dig my fingernail into it to press it. This really sucks, since I press it a lot. Is there anything I can do to make the button stick out like it used to? Perhaps gluing an identical button on top of it for ease of access? I love my Droid and don't have the money to replace it at the moment.
     
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    Warrenty? How long have you had the phone..
     
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    if you're going to exchange it [Mod Edit]...We don't discuss Insurance or Warranty Fraud at Droid Forums
     
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    No quartettes, but this would be my first try.

    Get a cheap silicone case. Make sure it is one of the ones that covers the button, but adds a bit of a bump so you can still push it. Now buy a small tube of some kind of silicon rubber. Clean the inside of the case under the button with alcohol. Using a toothpick or some other technique try to build up a very small bump up on the inside of the case directly under the button.

    You could also try other materials to build up the small bump, rubber tape, whatever. Just don't use any type of acrylic glue, like super glue. You'll risk damaging the case, or even the phone if you get some on the phone by accident.

    I have no idea if this will work. Just what I'd try first. Of course I already have a silicon case that meets the requirements, so it would be a cheap first try for me as well.
     
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    Any idea if Verizon will just give me a new one? <_< I don't have insurance and bought the phone in February.
     
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    Give you a new one for Damage you did....Highly doubtful.
    But Insurance would of replaced it.
     
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