Anyone else's power button starting to get flakey?

tekhna

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First-day Verizon GS3 user here--If I just straight-up press the power button on the first try it'll almost always turn off and then flick back on immediately. Same thing when the screen is off--if I turn it on, it'll flick on and then straight off again. If I wake it with the home button, it'll turn on no problem, no flickering. Pretty sure it's hardware, given all of that. The odd thing is, I can pretty easily turn the screen off and on by pressing on the phone near the power button. Kind of annoying, and not a huge deal, but this is going to get old if I have to do this for another year. Anyone else having button problems?
 

Hobbitman

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I started having this exact problem just this morning and now my phone is pretty much completely inoperable... I dont think mine is hardware though, pretty sure its some FUBAR'd firmware or something
 
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I haven't had that happen, so maybe your phones are defective? Mines always in a case, so the buttons are usually protected. I haven't had this happen before though, that's weird

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tekhna,
When you say "first day user" do you mean that you just got the phone? If so you should immediately take it in for an exchange. It sure sounds like a hardware problem.

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