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Old 05-15-2007, 02:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey Folks,

Glad some of you found the title intriguing enough to venture into my thread.

I have a user on a VZW 7250, which has been a great device, except for one minor problem.... The escape button seems to be sticking. It takes relatively significant pressing to get it to function. I was wondering if anyone else experienced this type of issue, and if they had some sort of resolution. I don't want to go pulling the phone apart if it's just not repairable. Of course, our friendly technicians at the VZW store take no claim to knowing how to repair it, and suggest I purchase a new device, as they quickly head out the door on their break.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Even if it's an oddball "Use 6oz of Goo Gone and rotate it three times counter clockwise" suggestion, I'm willing to try anything. We put her on a backup 7250 for the time being, so it's no loss if I can't fix it, but why waste such a wonderfully reliable device?

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I wonder if squirting some electronic contact cleaner (found at Radio Shack) around the button would work. I had a sticky button on my motorcycle and that worked out well.
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I wonder if squirting some electronic contact cleaner (found at Radio Shack) around the button would work. I had a sticky button on my motorcycle and that worked out well.
Hmmm. I guess it's worth a shot, as long as the can doesn't have any odd warnings.

Thank you very much.
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I would blast it good with a can of compressed air first (hold the can UPRIGHT so no freezing liquid squirts), before moving on to more drastic measures.
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I would blast it good with a can of compressed air first (hold the can UPRIGHT so no freezing liquid squirts), before moving on to more drastic measures.
Thanks JSanders. I have a can right here, so that shouldn't be a problem.
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I agree w/JSanders that the compressed air is a good bet! Those cans come in handy!
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If compressed air doesn't do it, dismantling the 72xx's isn't too difficult. On the 87xx's you have to watch out for pieces that like to come off but it's not as big of a deal with the older 72xx's.
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