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    Default How To Replace The Power Switch On A GSIII?

    Not the button that you click on the outside. I'm talking about the power switch that's attached to the motherboard on the inside (I broke mine off because it was malfunctioning). I'm able to turn my phone on by getting to download mode, but I still want my power switch back so I can have something to click on when I hit the outer power button. There are power switches on eBay, like these:



    So how would one go about actually ATTACHING one of these and connecting it to the motherboard?

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    Default Re: How To Replace The Power Switch On A GSIII?

    Even though this video is for screen replacement, it shows how to replace the power button. I don't think the button can be replaced from the back.

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    Default Re: How To Replace The Power Switch On A GSIII?

    Quote Originally Posted by Libby4ever21 View Post
    So how would one go about actually ATTACHING one of these and connecting it to the motherboard?
    If you have any electronics experience then it's just a matter of de-soldering the old switch, putting a new one in its place and soldering that one in.

    If you don't have any experience then it's best left to someone who does, because you can easily damage the motherboard and surrounding components.

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    Default Re: How To Replace The Power Switch On A GSIII?

    Just curious how do you get into Download mode with the use of the Power button?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GTWalling View Post
    Just curious how do you get into Download mode with the use of the Power button?
    My logic in figuring that out was this: the power button and charger cord serve the same purpose in the case of a powered-off phone: they will both turn the phone on.

    While the phone is off, plug in the charger cord. Then, IMMEDIATELY hold the volume down + home button.

    You can also do it by holding volume down + home button, THEN plugging in the charger cord.

    So now I know that enabling download mode shouldn't be interpreted as "volume down + home button + power-button-located-on-the-right-of-the-phone", it should be interpreted as "volume down + home button + power on (by any means possible)"

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    Default Re: How To Replace The Power Switch On A GSIII?

    Thank you, just learned something new.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GTWalling View Post
    Thank you, just learned something new.
    You're welcome :-)

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