My phone's power button has shifted internally. Help me figure out how to turn on the phone one last time. I need someone with knowledge of circuit boards and the inner workings of electronics or someone who knows about sidekicks.
On a sidekick, the rubber parts on the top and bottom are called bumpers. Normally, you press the power button on the bumper and it hits something inside the phone.
I recently replaced the keypad and I think whatever the power button hits inside the phone must have been jostled or shifted at that time. When I press the power button on the bumper, I don't feel it catch on anything. I can press all the way down with no resistance. When I lift up the bumper, I can see inside the phone. I'm pretty sure it didn't use to be like that. When I called T-Mobile, the guy said something about a circuit board and basically that I was out of luck since the warranty has expired.
Here's my question: I can see something metal in the hole
. Is there anyway I can trip that to make the phone turn on? Once it's on, I am fine with never turning it off again, so I only need to do this once.
Or do any sidekick owners out there know of any tricks for turning on the phone without the power button? (for example, I know you can reset the phone using a keypad combination, is there a combination that will turn the phone on?)
A new phone is at the top of the list of things I need to buy, but I don't have the money yet. Any help would be appreciated.