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  1. sdc1's Avatar
    Has anyone else had an issue with their 520 power button breaking? My son's 520 is just back from a warranty repair when the power button failed and wouldn't turn the phone on or off.

    The phone now works but the power button feels like there isn't a lot of movement in it. Compared to my 1020 and my son's new 625 which both click on and off positively it doesn't feel right at all.
    02-21-2014 05:33 PM
  2. Boris Lozac's Avatar
    Make sure you've snapped the cover properly. Try it again.
    02-21-2014 06:00 PM
  3. sdc1's Avatar
    Tried that, it's definitely on properly. Thanks for the suggestion though.
    02-21-2014 06:13 PM
  4. Boris Lozac's Avatar
    Tried popping the button a bit with your finger nail? And then putting the cover again making sure the button stays up all the way.. Heard about that somewhere.
    02-21-2014 06:34 PM
  5. sdc1's Avatar
    It's a warranty repair though so I shouldn't have to do that. I'm going to call the repair centre tomorrow.
    02-23-2014 09:47 AM
  6. uvioc's Avatar
    Exact same problem here. Had the Lumia 520 since I think April/May 2013. Today randomly the power button started losing functionality. I popped off the back cover and still had issues when pushing the button itself with finger nail/paperclip, so it's definitely the button, not the case. Now it's pretty much dead. Really frustrating - holding the camera button down is a workaround to wake the phone up, but I don't think there's a way to switch it off, so I have to wait 30 seconds (the shortest you can set the lock screen setting to) before putting it in my pocket (or risk things being pressed).

    Will be on to Vodafone to fix this tomorrow but I'm so busy and really don't have time to be faffing around with this
    03-11-2014 04:58 PM
  7. Boris Lozac's Avatar
    Exact same problem here. Had the Lumia 520 since I think April/May 2013. Today randomly the power button started losing functionality. I popped off the back cover and still had issues when pushing the button itself with finger nail/paperclip, so it's definitely the button, not the case. Now it's pretty much dead. Really frustrating - holding the camera button down is a workaround to wake the phone up, but I don't think there's a way to switch it off, so I have to wait 30 seconds (the shortest you can set the lock screen setting to) before putting it in my pocket (or risk things being pressed).

    Will be on to Vodafone to fix this tomorrow but I'm so busy and really don't have time to be faffing around with this
    Quick Controls app has the ability to put a tile on homescreen and use it to lock the phone.
    03-12-2014 05:36 PM
  8. Ben Parkin's Avatar
    yea that works i have the same problem and i have to get a good hard flick for anything to work. thats why i have my phone set so i double tap the screen to wake the phone
    04-19-2014 10:04 AM
  9. wildsdi's Avatar
    I think that maybe the rubber in the button itself, not on the shell has fallen off. This has happened to my 525 volume up button.
    http://forums.windowscentral.com/nok...me-rocker.html
    I'll try attaching a pic.
    04-19-2014 10:47 AM
  10. ToonU's Avatar
    I've had it gotten stuck, but I just got my nail in there and pushed it out. Sometimes if you have a case it will cause this.
    04-20-2014 04:36 PM
  11. Stryker42's Avatar
    Does anybody know if it is possible to buy a spare button somewhere? My daughter's power button is broken and I would like to replace it with a new one. So, if I had the exact spec, it could probably be bought in some HW store online...
    04-29-2014 08:28 AM
  12. Lloydbm4's Avatar
    You guys do realize there are live tile buttons you can add that completely negates the need for pushing the physical button? I never use the physical power button.
    05-02-2014 02:43 AM
  13. gwydionjhr's Avatar
    I've got a similar issue with a 520. Over on the Nokia Forums there is a "lick, blow and suck" solution offered. Literally, take the case off, lick the button, blow into it, and then suck on it. Which didn't work for me.

    My next step is going to be inspecting the main board to see if the physical button is still connected correctly to the board.
    05-05-2014 11:46 AM
  14. AA Gaming's Avatar
    My power button broke completely recently. There is the button then when you take the back of the phone there is a little tiny button and that has came of. I have had to turn on my phone by connecting the charger now : .

    Also when I got the phone, the camera button was not actually working so thought nothing of it. I did nothing to it.

    At least I have insurance
    05-18-2014 10:14 AM
  15. pkrocks007's Avatar
    can you suggest me some apps??
    i have tried one or two apps... but all of them are paid....
    06-13-2014 12:20 AM
  16. pkrocks007's Avatar
    can you suggest me some apps??
    i have tried one or two apps... but all of them are paid....
    06-13-2014 12:20 AM
  17. Akash Patel's Avatar
    can you suggest me some apps??
    i have tried one or two apps... but all of them are paid....
    Enable double tap to wake up in settings to unlock your phone.
    And http://www.windowsphone.com/s?appid=...b-cd5185b244a2 pin lock phone tile from it to your start screen to lock your phone.
    I used this method only to unlock and lock my phone even though my power button is working properly.
    LORDMADA likes this.
    06-13-2014 12:23 AM
  18. wuiyang's Avatar
    #1 toolkit > go to onetap control > choose the lock behind power button ( I inside U) like thing
    06-13-2014 06:52 AM
  19. HemalDias's Avatar
    Everyone seems to be going to so much trouble over this, don't give it to a Nokia Care centre and have to endure life without your phone for a few days! I have made a video on a quick and extremely easy fix, watch it here:
    07-06-2014 12:53 PM
  20. nerd101's Avatar
    Also my phone is doing the same thing and its a big disadvantage please help.
    josh715m likes this.
    07-15-2014 05:49 AM
  21. vsmh96's Avatar
    try taking out the battery and see if it fits nicely.
    My brother had a bloated battery on his 620 which made the buttons really hard to press.
    07-18-2014 03:01 AM
  22. mubeenmaheen's Avatar
    there is one way to sitch back to the lock screen instead of waiting 30 sec.. go to settings>kids corner>"LAUNCH KIDS CORNER" ... improvisation :p
    07-21-2014 11:32 AM
  23. crowsnest93's Avatar
    THANK YOU, such a simple, quick cure.

    I'm most grateful for your video, it worked for me. My power button suddenly stopped working a while ago and has been annoying me ever since. I discovered by accident that the phone would turn on using the camera button, so I could still use the phone but I couldn't power off. Even though it is under guarantee really didn't want to send it off and the care web site is useless. I was also told, when I phoned a care centre (there is not one remotely near me), it would be a software problem and to bring it in. I was hoping that maybe an update might cure the issue. So, I was a little sceptical of your suggestion but tried it any way.
    08-01-2014 03:17 AM
  24. chaitanya91845's Avatar
    Excellent video. You, Sir, saved my phone. I just cannot thank you enough.
    08-08-2014 11:40 PM
  25. Bluey91's Avatar
    I have my phone since May 2013 too so i guess they just made it that way,that it work just for 1 yr nd start breaking ... My just stopped working today,good to know from some comments now that i can unlock it with cam button,its so annoying tho.. afraid to try that trick for fixing from video tho haha :P
    08-16-2014 05:43 PM
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