Good news, bad news here. I'm looking for any ideas about fixing a broken "volume down" button, or a software work around for volume.
Bad news - I dropped my brand new 8800 into water (don't ask).
I *immediately* fished it out and pulled the battery.
Good news - after reading forums, I took the 8800 sides and covers off (six screws, not four as most say) and dried it thoroughly with warm air, warm oven and some sunshine. It now works perfectly...
...except...Apparently while taking the covers off, I broke off a very small grey plastic button on the volume down mechanism. It transfers the motion from the exterior chrome button to the volume switch. The small button has three very small prongs that apparently are permanently embedded in the switch. I broke those prongs. Can not pull out and replace. It appears that the only repair would be to disassemble even further and de-solder the volume down switch and replace it. I don't have the skill or the parts to do that. I doubt a repair shop would try -- but maybe someone knows better.
I currently have the volume turned all the way up, which is generally OK, but I would like to be able to turn it down sometimes.
My hope is that there is a software work around for the mechanical/electronic volume switch.
Can anyone give me some pointers or advice??
(by the way, the phone is great)