Pinephone - broken power button
#1
So, I have been using my Pinephone, in a wallet case not designed for it, on a temporary basis. Was working well, but had to pop the Pinephone out of the case to press the power button.

Suddenly, a very soft "ping". The little dish-shaped aluminium plate came off the power button, revealing the two contacts (the inner copper dot and outer copper ring).

Power button still works if I short across the contacts with a conductive object.

Fixing the little aluminium plate back in place with a touch of cyanoacrylate glue did not restore the power button's function, had to remove it again.

Spoke to a friend we all call "MacGyver", he doesn't like even his chances of repairing a little momentary power button, says he's succeeded twice on about fifty devices attempted.

I need a replacement power button for the Pinephone. I've searched the datasheets and component list hoping for a component ID for the little momentary power button, but it only lists the larger modules.

Does anyone know what a suitable replacement button would be? Digikey component number or a link to eBay / Aliexpress would be most welcome!
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(03-16-2021, 02:58 AM)rorus Wrote: ...
I need a replacement power button for the Pinephone. I've searched the datasheets and component list hoping for a component ID for the little momentary power button, but it only lists the larger modules.
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I guess what you need is 1 of these.

Sadly (but realistically - I realise P&P costs despite what fleabay would have me believe!) the P&P far outweighs the cost of the item though. If you are in the UK then there are some little bits I have been thinking of and could share the P&P?
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#3
Are we talking about this? https://pine64.com/product/pinephone-sid...46c16e2e66
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#4
No, this side flexband PCB does not include the small round bottons.
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#5
Thanks guys.

I'm in Australia, not the UK, but definitely interested if anyone has a source for a replacement!
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(03-30-2021, 12:06 AM)rorus Wrote: Thanks guys.

I'm in Australia, not the UK, but definitely interested if anyone has a source for a replacement!

The actual power and volume buttons are actually a part of the LCD screen. When you order a new screen, they send you a tiny decal with contacts on it to short the membranes on those tiny contacts when you depress the plastic outside part. $35USD
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(04-06-2021, 01:44 AM)ncc Wrote:
(04-05-2021, 04:21 PM)KNERD Wrote:
(03-30-2021, 12:06 AM)rorus Wrote: Thanks guys.

I'm in Australia, not the UK, but definitely interested if anyone has a source for a replacement!

The actual power and volume buttons are actually a part of the LCD screen.  When you order a new screen, they send you a tiny decal with contacts on it to short the membranes on those tiny contacts when you depress the plastic outside part.  $35USD

the part you are talking about is the "PINEPHONE SIDE KEYS FLEX PCB" and costs only 1 USD

I did not realize that was in the Pine Store (plus $15 shipping )
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(04-06-2021, 09:58 AM)KNERD Wrote:
(04-06-2021, 01:44 AM)ncc Wrote:
(04-05-2021, 04:21 PM)KNERD Wrote:
(03-30-2021, 12:06 AM)rorus Wrote: Thanks guys.

I'm in Australia, not the UK, but definitely interested if anyone has a source for a replacement!

The actual power and volume buttons are actually a part of the LCD screen.  When you order a new screen, they send you a tiny decal with contacts on it to short the membranes on those tiny contacts when you depress the plastic outside part.  $35USD

the part you are talking about is the "PINEPHONE SIDE KEYS FLEX PCB" and costs only 1 USD

I did not realize that was in the Pine Store (plus $15 shipping )


I ordered it (30/03) after reading the discussion, will let you guys know how the replacement goes when it arrives. Thanks everyone for your advice!
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