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Number pad buttons dead

A few months ago roughly half of the buttons became unresponsive.  It was intermittent, but now it's permanent.  I really like the phone and don't want to purchase another.  Any ideas are greatly appreciated.
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  • morriswz Jul 28, 2008

    I've opened the phone to access the buttons. The button is still a physical detent, not an electrical connection. Half the buttons are unresponsive. I'm unable to get under the next layer, it's all glued together. I'm not convinced it's a dirty connection. Half the buttons stop working simultaneously, when it is intermittent it's always the same group of buttons that either work or don't.

  • morriswz Jul 29, 2008

    the contact points are all clean and shiny. the non-working button contacts look exactly like the working ones.

  • morriswz Jul 29, 2008

    Thanks, I'm pretty sure the part has gone bad. Any ideas for a repair shop in the Oakland CA area?

    thanks again!

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Open up the phone then use an eraser over the contact points for the keypad. Most of the time the problem is because moisture affects the contact points on the keypad.

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Keypad contact, open the phone then clean the contacts using a regular pensil eraser, on the keypad, try to brush out the dust using a toothbrush or a small PC vacum cleaner

good luck

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    marlon john madrid Jul 28, 2008

    and if in case that after cleaning it you had the same issue, you may want to use a new number pad.



    the link below will give you the parts you may want to upgrade or replace.



    http://www.cellphone-repair-shop.com/GH7...

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    marlon john madrid Jul 29, 2008

    thank you for clearing that out, it is just not a dirty keypad, the culprit will be the metal dome assembly, it is not easy to repair by hand, you have to have special tool for it, but it is replacable.



    refer to the link below for the part i mentioned.



    http://www.cellphone-repair-shop.com/GH5...



    it may be available in local cellphone part shops, plus you'll get free installation.



  • marlon john madrid
    marlon john madrid Jul 29, 2008

    have this part repaired or replaced, there is a possible crack on this part of your cellphone, it is either you get this repaired ot replaced, as i said earlier this is not easy to fix with out special tools



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