I’ve had the Nexus One ever since it was released and although I’ve moved on to several other smartphones, it has remained my backup device. Unfortunately the Nexus One suffers from a serious hardware fault, the power button will, after a while, require more force to operate and will finally give up, leaving you with no obvious way to unlock or power on your device.
You can surely send it back to be repaired, but after the first fix, my Nexus One suffered from the same fault after a few weeks.
Well there is actually life after the power switch, as long as you know a couple of tricks and first and foremost, how do you actually turn on the smartphone without the power button.
It’s really not that complicated as long as you follow this simple process.
- Connect the Nexus One to power and wait for the charging light to turn on.
- Now take the back top cover off and remove the battery without disconnecting the power cable (it’s better to rehearse these steps and do them while looking at the front of the phone since you need to pay attention at the LED charging light).
- As soon as the charging light has gone off put the battery back in. You need to be quick in taking out and putting back the battery.
If you’ve followed these steps correctly the Nexus One should now power up. If it doesn’t, with the battery in the device, wait for the power LED to come on and repeat from step 2.