Power button failing on some Nexus One units

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Power button failing on some Nexus One units
Some owners of the Nexus One have been complaining about an unresponsive power button. When pressing down on the button, the phone does not give you the option to power off the phone. And whatever you do, removing the battery is a No-No that can lead to a major problem. Whatever the fault is with the power tab, taking the battery out results in the permanent death of the phone because the power button will not respond to a restart. Thus, trying a battery pull could result in your Nexus One becoming a door stop or a paperweight. Complaints started being recorded just a month after the launch of the handset back in January. The Nexus One forum had posts referring to this issue as soon as February, and HTC has been replacing phones for those with this issue. Click on this link to reach HTC support online. Surprisingly, those who have installed the Froyo update say that it has improved the function of their N-One's power button. If this problem is making life difficult for you, you can call HTC's Returns and Repairs division at 1-888-216-4736. After all, having a Nexus One that you can't turn on is like not having the phone at all.

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1. ekie84

Posts: 13; Member since: Mar 02, 2010

i dont know why but there's always problem with HTC android devise

2. ilia1986 unregistered

Nope. Just the N1. I haven't heard about any other problems regarding other HTC Android devices, save the Droid incredible. Now, the N1 has one more tech issue in addition to: 1. Multi-touch failure to recognize correct touch position 2. 3G connectivity problems 3. Lack of weight balance (phone is much heavier on top) 4. Reported chrome covering falling off

3. jpropin

Posts: 152; Member since: May 20, 2010

Every phone has its issues, I don't care if its Android or Apple or blah, blah, blah. HTC isn't immune anymore than Samsung or Nokia or any manufacter My friend went through 3 HTC Heros because of problems such as an on-screen keyboard that would'nt respond to input and a constantly freezing screen It's like an auto recall. The only time you'll hear about it is if a large number of people have the same problem. So Just cause you have'nt heard of anything doesn't mean it doesn'tt exist. These phones being sold these days are'nt exactly built RAM Tough. They are little plastic and cheap metal cases crammed with all kinds of hi-tech stuff They are destined to #@!^ up sooner or later.

5. erikiksaz

Posts: 170; Member since: Apr 22, 2010

You haven't heard about any other problems regarding HTC Android devices because you haven't been avidly looking into them as much as the widely publicized ones. Plus, phonearena has the tendency to post up every little issue with the nexus one, whether or not it's really that prevalent an issue. As for: 1. There is no multi-touch failure per se, but more of a limitation. Multi-touch works fine when you're pinch-zooming out of apps, it's only when you cross the axis that an issue with the touch points might arise. But, when do you purposefully pinch-zoom while crossing your fingers over one another? 2. Froyo's radio is much improved. But then, those with horrible reception can't expect any smartphone to provide reception where there was no reception before. 3. This is just plain retarded. Take a look at all of HTC's latest high end offerings and tell me where the battery placement is? Unless you're a limp-wristed 5 year old girl, I don't see how this is a problem. 4. Goes to show what you know. Show me where there is chrome on the N1. There is none. Speaker grill? Camera ring? Both are polished silver, not chrome. And there are no reports of those "falling off."

6. ilia1986 unregistered

Your answer sir: 1. Games. 2. We are talking about the ability to toggle between 2G and 3G signals simply via moving your hand over the phone - surely this has nothing to do with reception. Besides this was reported as an N1 - specific problem only. Besides :http://www.phonearena.com/htmls/Google-Nexus-One-3G-issue-will-not-be-fixed-via-software-update- article-a_10973.html So - regardless what 2.2 does - it doesn't fix it. 3. I don't care where the battery is. The phone should be balanced in the hand. And this very site we're on - as well as several others - said that thats not the case. Since almost everyone - me included is holding the phone in their lower half part - without supporting the top one - one has quite a good chance of dropping it to the floor. 4. I apologize. It is indeed not about any chrome covering on the phone. It's about the paint-job. Still a technical issue nevertheless.http://www.phonearena.com/htmls/Paint-job-already-coming-off-from-the-2-month-old-Nexus-One-arti cle-a_10572.html

4. josuearisty

Posts: 148; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

OMG, why is always HTC? Maybe im goin with DROID X instead of EVO, moto never heard about any hardware problem!

7. techjunkie

Posts: 13; Member since: Jan 23, 2009

Evo has some screen peeling issues and it's only been out for a little over 2 weeks, Moto has not had any hardware issues with it's android devices

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