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The sensor for the send key does not work anymore is there a way to fix this

Sensor for send key not working is this repairable

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  • Anonymous Nov 17, 2007

    "sensor for send key not working is this repairable"

    I have the same problem. is there any way to fix it?

  • Anonymous Nov 20, 2007

    yep... have been searching the net for an answer too.

  • Anonymous Nov 24, 2007

    i ahve the same problem but not just the send button evrything wow chocolates suck

  • Anonymous Dec 13, 2007

    Same problem here. None of the outside buttons are working along with the send, so not only can I not make calls, I cannot delete things. Annoying!

  • Anonymous Jan 01, 2008

    I am having the same problem everything else works except fo the send key. My husband has the same phone and his keeps on scrolling through all the different menu items without him even touching anything. Anyone else have that problem?

  • Anonymous Jan 08, 2008

    Same problem the sensor for the calling works sometimes. Its funny i will open the phone and it will just start scrolling thru things without me touching anything. It anoying when your phone randomly calls people everytime you open the phone.

  • asang002 Jun 26, 2008

    The sensors on my keypad don't work at all anymore. They used to do the same thing as the other user--scroll through the menu without touching the sensors.



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Okay well I have repaired my chocolate many times..
the thumbnail trick does work you can also try pressing down on the send button a with a bit of force what.

whats going on is you had soem water or moister on ur phone. and it seeped down in
the sensor is like aluminum foil with adheisive on it. that is stuck like tape to the front of the phone. it did not move.
the reason for it acting up. is either water has gotten down in it.
but if your send or backspace key simply will not work. but it does not scroll on its own. it means your sensor is faulty.
I do not recoment trying to replace the sensor seeing is its stuck to the front of the phone.
your best bet will be to find a broken phone off of ebay.
and using your mainboard with the the front of the phone you got on ebay.
all your contacts. everything that makes your phone what it is.
is stored on your mainboard
everything else is replaceable you will not lose any data nor will your connection to your wireless carrier be halted.

to disconect the ribbon cable. you have to lift the little brown clamp that runs the with of it. try using a small pointy tipped knife.
be very cautious and sure not to cut your ribbon cable. they sell those on ebay for 3 dollars if you tear it.

once you have lifted the little cable clamp.
simply pull up on the cable. there is a bit of adheisive behind it holding it down just pull sedily and it will come loose. do not use a knife or anything to try to pry it. only pry open the cable clamp lever

also for those of you having white out. or camera problems it is probly because of cable failure.

if anyone can use a screwdriver but would like some help feel free to email me at

to all the people with chocolates that still seem to be working. please please keep them away from water!!!!

Posted on May 07, 2009


I think this phone is ****, since many of us have the same problem with the sensors. I will never buy a chocolate again..improved or not. Better to stick with a phone that has keys, rather than sensors.

Posted on Jun 26, 2008


The last guest entry was pretty helpful, it actually worked. which leads me to believe that the sensor maybe has moved....i took the phone apart, but i didnt get as far as that chipboard cause i couldnt unhook the cable going to the video screen from the chipboard, but maybe i will try again

Posted on Feb 24, 2008

This is how i used to do it...i would put my thumb nail in between the crack where the send button used to work 4 try it

Posted on Dec 26, 2007

Me too, anyone try to get help from manufacturer or phone server? I hate this phone!!

Posted on Dec 19, 2007

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