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  1. xxtra90's Avatar
    Hey all.

    Just wondering if anyone has ever snapped their lock button off before? Just went to unlock my Nokia Lumia 520 and the button looked to be jammed in so I took the case off and had a look but it was completely missing and I could hear it rattling Just wondering if anyone has had this happen to them before and did you manage to get it fixed? Just sent mine off for repair but they're not sure it is fixable yet in the shop. What ever happened to the good old robust Nokia's eh.

    Thanks all for any responses.
    01-29-2014 10:45 AM
  2. kingenu's Avatar
    yes happened to my 920, didn't bother to get it fixed really wish we had assertive touch (on iphone) it allows you to lock ur phone using an on screen button
    01-29-2014 11:30 AM
  3. S Vaibhav's Avatar
    Hey all.

    Just wondering if anyone has ever snapped their lock button off before? Just went to unlock my Nokia Lumia 520 and the button looked to be jammed in so I took the case off and had a look but it was completely missing and I could hear it rattling Just wondering if anyone has had this happen to them before and did you manage to get it fixed? Just sent mine off for repair but they're not sure it is fixable yet in the shop. What ever happened to the good old robust Nokia's eh.

    Thanks all for any responses.
    You can buy a new cover for just 200-300₹,which is much less than what they charge for fixing.....
    01-29-2014 11:38 AM
  4. sumit parte's Avatar
    Even i had my lock button jammed on my 620.Took it to nokia care centre and got it fixed in about an hour
    01-29-2014 12:03 PM
  5. xxtra90's Avatar
    yes happened to my 920, didn't bother to get it fixed really wish we had assertive touch (on iphone) it allows you to lock ur phone using an on screen button
    Shame this isn't the case. Wish we had one too. It's the most used button, you'd think they'd make them a little more robust.

    Thanks all for the response. I took it to the local shop where I bought it. They have to send it away to their repair centre (and then if not fixable by them, on to Nokia). Part of me wishes I just sent it straight to Nokia but hopefully it looks like it is fixable. The phone is only 6 months old too and has never been dropped or exposed to water/dirt etc.
    01-29-2014 12:58 PM
  6. jojoe42's Avatar
    yes happened to my 920, didn't bother to get it fixed really wish we had assertive touch (on iphone) it allows you to lock ur phone using an on screen button
    You can get an app called Systems Tiles in the store (sorry I'm on my phone so I would post a link) and that has a lock button tile. I'm using it now.
    01-29-2014 01:10 PM
  7. xxtra90's Avatar
    You can get an app called Systems Tiles in the store (sorry I'm on my phone so I would post a link) and that has a lock button tile. I'm using it now.
    Sweet. Thanks for letting me know. Will be sure to have a look in to this when I get my phone back :)
    01-29-2014 03:19 PM
  8. kingenu's Avatar
    You can get an app called Systems Tiles in the store (sorry I'm on my phone so I would post a link) and that has a lock button tile. I'm using it now.
    thanks!!!! you are the best!
    01-30-2014 09:55 AM
  9. nightshiftzoomer's Avatar
    I have a Lumia 520 and the power button is broken, is there anyway of configuring the phone so i can use another button to switch the phone on instead of plugging it into the charger to get it to come on
    01-30-2014 12:00 PM
  10. colinkiama's Avatar
    I have a Lumia 520 and the power button is broken, is there anyway of configuring the phone so i can use another button to switch the phone on instead of plugging it into the charger to get it to come on
    hold camera button to start camera than press windows key to go to go to start screen.
    nightshiftzoomer likes this.
    01-30-2014 12:09 PM
  11. David Alcorn2's Avatar
    Yes I Broke my lock and my up volume button im not sure how to fix it
    But I dont know if its unfixable , you can unlock it by pressing the Camera Key and then hitting home it will wend you to your lock screen
    07-09-2014 03:54 PM
  12. worldspy99's Avatar
    I have a Lumia 520 and the power button is broken, is there anyway of configuring the phone so i can use another button to switch the phone on instead of plugging it into the charger to get it to come on
    A new shell is $10 or less on eBay. Or use the Systems Tiles option indicated above.
    07-09-2014 04:03 PM
  13. Torcher Death's Avatar
    On my 520,I use One Touch Lockscreen for locking & double tap to wake up.... so my power button is quite safe.
    07-09-2014 04:05 PM
  14. heli0m's Avatar
    So that app just takes you to the lock screen menu configures. It doesn't actually LOCK your screen. ): Sigh.
    07-10-2014 12:36 AM
  15. Johannes Sailor's Avatar
    Yes, I did. I used with double tap for three months. After it went to service. Vileness...
    07-10-2014 01:24 AM
  16. nyolc8's Avatar
    They used too little soldering tin on those buttons? Or why this happening? This is just on some phones, or all 520 have these weak buttons?
    07-11-2014 05:45 AM
  17. pentakristal's Avatar
    I used Wouter's solution and button is working perfectly again. Here's a step-by-step (...for the really clueless...)

    -remove cover

    -use paperclip to push button (...if that works cover is the problem...)

    -after that use paperclip to push button "up" towards the touchscreen (...gently...)

    -the button should NOT move upwards AT ALL (...compare with working buttons...)

    -mine only had a half mm tolerance wich apparently is enough to cause disfunction

    -i used material from a disposable plastic drink bottle (...anything aprox 1mm thick...)

    -cut to size aprox 5mm x 25mm with scissors

    -push the narrow side in on top of button (...between button and screen...)

    -insert about 5mm

    -test button by pushing with paperclip

    -if it works then cut extruding bit of plastic with scissors

    -use paperclip or fingernails to push plastic in completely

    -replace cover

    -PRESTO

    -(i applied the trick to the other functioning buttons also as a precaution)
    abhishake620 likes this.
    07-11-2014 02:19 PM
  18. Pawan Pandey1's Avatar
    hi , i was able to unlock my nokia 520 , however there any way i could lock it back ?
    08-08-2014 12:17 PM
  19. vinoth kumar17's Avatar
    my phone lock button was broken for 3 times can i send to industry to repair it corractly
    08-13-2014 04:22 AM
  20. Nelsson's Avatar
    Poor/lose buttons is a general failure in Lumia 520 and 620. These are really poor phones! Lot's of button problems with these two models. Don't buy them!

    My 620 have been repaired on guarantee the first two times. First the volume buttons and second time the on/off button. The 3. time it was again the volume down button. Last week I send it for guarantee repair at Nokia's service agent (Called "Number one service" in DK). They say that Nokia refuse to pay - the phone has "physical damages" (soldering point is gone). It is not my problem as I have only used it normal manner - no voilence. My wife's 620 have been repaired (on/off button) only once - so far. They are both around 18 months old.

    I have found lots of complaints reporting the same button problems on a Nokia forum! Never buy 620 and 520!
    08-19-2014 05:35 PM
  21. vinoth kumar17's Avatar
    I broke my lock button in Lumia 630
    10-03-2014 10:50 AM
  22. Crushing Destroyer's Avatar
    My lock button broke a few weeks ago, here is what I did and it should solve the problem until you can get a new device. I downloaded the free version of an app called "System Tiles" (theres a paid version too) and pinned the "Lock Phone" tile to the top of my start screen. It locks my screen in 1 touch and I use double tap to unlock (or the camera button).
    suyash saxena likes this.
    10-03-2014 12:41 PM
  23. hamza_WP's Avatar
    Same here Bro!
    My Nokia Lumia 520 Lock Button is also Broken....If you find some help reply me!
    10-04-2014 02:23 PM
  24. Amran Nagal's Avatar
    My lock button has gone inside my phone.
    Lumia 925 here
    10-04-2014 02:29 PM
  25. suyash saxena's Avatar
    I have installed the systems tile app but I m unable to unlock my fone from there though I can lock fone from their.
    is their any other app from which I can unlock my fone as it their exist in android version while double tapping the screen , screen lock appears
    08-03-2015 03:57 PM
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