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My tmobile dash power button isnt working

So I have a tmobile dash and my power button is not working anymore but the phone is charging so its not broken is there any way I can turn my phone on without using the power button?

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  • robsmore1111 May 01, 2009

    T-mobile dash power button won't work. Any ideas on how to power it up. Battery charge light shows green. Thanks! Rob

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This is extreme, but my Dash phone is alive again. After pushing the power button HARD! for an hour, I broke the button, and pushed it inside the phone. I ripped the button out of the phone with a knife, and carved away the plastic so I could see the circuit board inside. (about a 1/4" x 1/4" hole). Looking in, there are 2 empty holes in the middle -the former mounting legs for the button. To the left are 2 leads (solder points), to the right there are 3 solder points. Using a screwdriver, I jumped (made a connection) with the 2 leads closest to the edge of the phone...ie: 1st solder joint to the left of the holes, and 1st solder joint to the right of the holes, and it powered up. I will cover the hole with black electrical tape. I build prototypes for architects for a living, so this is a successful solution.

Posted on Jun 25, 2009

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My dash has no button and it charges so i know it works but i cant turn it on

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omg!!! i had a t-mobile dash like 3 years ago but my power button fell in. No one knew how to fix it. The store wouldnt take it back or give me a new one because I didnt have insurance. Over the past 3 years Ive had about 4 different phones and non of them compared to the Dash. i randomly found my dash in my desk all dusty and decided to see if there was anyway to fix it. and out of luck i found your post! OMG! You saved my LIFE. I LOVE YOU! haha Now i could put away this stupid blackberry pearl I have and get back to my DASH!!! THANK YOU!

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What if the solder point is busted?

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See if you can use a small object to push in the power button...it probably needs replacing.

Posted on Jun 02, 2009

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