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G1 phone menu button will not work!

My g1 phone has "safe mode" on the bottom left corner. and the menu button will now work. i was wondering what i can do to fix this problem?

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  • Anonymous May 07, 2009

    I have exactly the same issue where it displays safe mode and the menu button won't work. The menu button is stuck. T-mobile is sending me a new phone. Apparently there is no way to fix this.

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I had this issue and I thought it was dirt or something underneath the button. I took the phone apart and found the problem. Turns out it was dust or built up dried condensation on the motherboard where the ribbon cable that connects the buttons. Look for the youtube video on how to take apart the phone and it's the connection on the bottom of the phone to the right. and just use some alcohol and q-tips to clean the connections.

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Take the battery out of the phone with the power still on. Try to turn the phone back on to see if that takes care of the problem. If not, call your phone company to have them help you out. If you have T Mobile your lucky because they have a very good Tech team for issues like this. Hope i've helped you :)

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  • 1. Side out the Keyboard / Open Left Hand side Notch to unlock Battery Panel.
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  • 2. Insert TMobile SIM Card and Battery.
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  • 3. Press MENU Button Constantly and Switch the Phone using Red Talk End / Power Button but do not Release the Menu Key.
  • 4. This will put on the Phone in Safe Mode.
  • 5. Press to Emergency Dial Button, Windows dial *#06# and this will show IMEI Number: note it down and also Recheck IMEI with Box.
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  • 6. Give IMEI to Unlock Code Provider www.unlock-tmobileg1.com and get the Unlock Code.
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  • 8. Go to APN Setting. There will be so many APN already Preset. Again Press MENU Button this will show NEW APN Popup Button again Press.
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  • 12. HTC G1 will ask for Unlock Codes. Type unlock code carefully, typing wrong code thrice may make Phone Hardware Locked.
  • 13. Once Unlocked your GPRS / EDGE / 3G Data Service will be active as per APN Setting we did before.
  • 14. Type Google User name / Password in Signing Window and this will Activate the Unlock G1 Device on your SIM Card.
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