unknownally: I can't find solder paste anywhere. I bought one from eBay and it says
solder paste flux. Everytime I look, flux. Help!
Saad Salman Zia: Where are you located in IL?
I opened mine up but I don't have soldering tools to put in a new switch.
Son Goku: I also have another question. My brothers phone has a problem with his
charging port. I saw your listing and you mentioned it. Could you please
describe the issue? And what caused it?
David Miranda: Seen you refurbish galaxys want to buy mine? It has the power button
Mayling Chen: I got a question is my motherboard broken or is there something else wrong
on my Samsung galaxy s2 cause it was having all those symptoms that you
said. I took it apart kinda used some tools to see if I could just tighten
the power button but now the power button is completely dead do you know
what I can do cause I took it to the nearest repair place they put on a new
button but it still doesn't work but free of charge to me
Son Goku: thanks man I just purchased the service. Now I just gotta send it in
Anil Philip: Steve, I have a T989 S2 with these symptoms. Can I drop off the phone? I
live in Palatine IL.
bathingape915: Great video. Highly respectable that you would share a full tutorial video
for the average diy-er that might not be able to afford to take it to a
professional. I was looking for ways to just reassign the button to one of
the volume buttons but came across this. I was wondering if a general heat
gun would work in place of the hot air reflow.
Nabil Merhby: +steverrada I just had this problem and I found your video the best in
terms of explication and simplicity.
I am now using my volume buttons to turn on/off my device
this repair u are doing is amazing but I need an easier one with less
equipment u know ... something someone at home can do
Nophel Farret: Do you still do repairs on the galaxy s2 via ebay?
Daniel Bishop: I have a faulty power button on a Galaxy S4 and want to make sure I the
replacement correctly have you replaced any of those?
tony BORICUA: Hello! What size of switch for galaxy s2 tmobile ?
Aldrick Castro: i dont have the air flow machine or solder paste, just regular soldering
iron and solder, can this still be done?
Derek Schoen: What would happen if you applied too much heat and any 2 of the 5 solder
joints/pads mixed? That would cause a problem, right?
Steve Anh Tuan Pham: If we send it to steve to fix, do we need to buy the power button and
equipment too? Or do we just send in our phone.
connor1186: What temp do you run your hot air station at?
Eder Diaz: Hi, I am going to buy a 852d hot station, could you tell me what
temperature level do I need to setup and what air level, please, I bought
this smartphone with this problem, and I am looking to learn, well, thanks
in advance. Eder.
Jimmie King: Good job, but WHY run the Music in background-? Tech Videos are just that
and not Music Videos, and the Music takes from the Videos. Thanks and God
Arpan Upadhyaya: +steverrada my phone has got somewhat different problem. after i switch on
my phone, it restarts again and again. first it shows samsung logo, then
galaxy s2 logo. and again it restarts... how can i solve this problem?
andrew lillard: I just did the squeze fix on mine, it seams to be working but the button is
VERY touchy. I may be sending my phone your way soon
Dane Kerr: what is the purpose of the 3 caps/chips beside the power button, i think i
ziad jarawan: all your symptoms happened with my phone before i did this:
I hit the side of my t-989 in the table "gently". firmly pressed on the
on/off switch for several times! then tapped it a little then BAMM here
goes it worked.
wobririck: Hey Steve, I tried a needle nose trick on my d710, and couldnt get it to
work. After about 20 different squeezes the power switch just popped
off...oops. After watching this, Im afraid I may have damaged those tiny
little components you mentioned. What do you think? Would you still be able
to repair? If you want pics or something, let me know and I could pop it
open. Great video, and seems like a great service you are offering from the
comments on your ebay store!
novafreak69: I have found it much easier to mount the switch first by putting a small
amount of solder paste on the little pads on the outboard side of the board
and the mounting holes and heat that to mount the switch , THEN add a small
amount of solder paste to the backside of the switch and board on the three
spots. then heat that solder.
Elias Martinez: Hey Steve thanks for your guide on replacing the power switch. I have a
question concerning the installing a new power switch. What would be the
cause of the power switch to not power up the phone if the three passive
components are still on the board? I replaced a switch the first time and
it did work however the switch went bad shortly after being to sensitive
and I am on my second installment of a new switch. I guess my question to
you is would the switch not work properly if the solder connection is not
made properly? I plug the phone in and the phone charges and display does
work I just can not power up the device. I am holding off till you get back
to me also if you have information that helps me I will make a $10.00
donation to your pay pal.
Ojas Patel: Does anyone know how well of a job he does fixing it if you have sent in
your phone for repair?
GSMILEntertainment: My phone is just like that. =( Please fix my phone.
tbobreak: hi steve, i give away the gold paths, so i try to look for continuity
points, so i find one, thas correspond to the pin next to two components
, i guess tha are 2 resistors, so left de other, can you help me?
Spadejoker: Do you think its possible to remove and the power switch with a
conventional heat gun on low setting- 400c? Ive seen other people do it on
the s3 but the s3 doesnt have the small tiny capacitor nearby as on the s2.
Even if i shield them and the rest of the components its possible it will
still be too hot and melt off. My solder tips are too wide and it would be
impossible not to touch the nearby components.
marcos lopez: Ok so I have a galaxy s2 from virgin mobile and I attempted to fix to lock
button by squeezing it with plyers and it broke off you think that it is
still fixable if I pay you to fix it? Thank you
And will it still be $34.99??
SnakeFist: hey steve, when reflowing on a really temperamental area like this, what is
a safe air-heat ratio?
Darby Alvarado: I don't have the necessary tools nor the patience of a saint like you do
:-). Do you provide repair services!? And if so how can I contact you other
than through youtube. Great job by the way and thanks
Sean Allman: For some reason my solder paste will not turn silver and shiny when
applying the heat in place on the board. It's turning a dull grey and then
nothing happens. I shoot the air at the paste else where and it melts and
turns shiny, what's going on here?
iluudrizzydrakee: Can I use any of these solder paste?
kotsios photiades: is that power button switch the same with the galaxy s3? Is that possible
to replace it with soldering iron??
Raul Ortega: I try to find u in ebay but i cant i need u to fix my cellphone becouse the
other guys cant fix it
Touge Evo: off-topic question: Is it possible to replace/detach this phone's sim tray
? or it has to be replaced as a whole.
German Enriquez: Where can I contact you to replace my?
xxhotelcrazyxx: Steve I need to have you install a new switch on my motherboard, but i need
to explain a few things first, do you have a contact number i can call you
at? its urgent and i dont want to lose all the photos and video of my baby
that are on the internal memory. Thanks!
DynaDomCOD4: I have these symptoms on my gs3. Samsung makes cheap phones
carlito pv: good.. i need power botton
Raul Ortega: Can u fix my galaxi s2 and how can i contac u
Vibhu Chaudhary: I have the same problem with my S3
Ivan Arias: +steverrada which solder paste can i use to perform this?
Cui Haosheng: Steve just fixed my phone! The repair was quick and perfect. Highly
recommended if you feel the process is too complicated.
Hector Menendez: I want to fix mine but I'm from Ecuador and I hope you can help me answer
as to possible
Emmanuel Contreras: I'm having problems removing the solder from the little holes for the
button I am using a 2mm solder wick, any suggestions?
Thanks and great video!
Hudson Barry: Thank you for doing a good job replacing my i727 power switch. Now it works
like it should. Keep up the good work.
Mike Stevens: Just ordered a HTC Evo 4g lte, to replace this piece of worthless piece of
junk. After my experience with the Galaxy s2, I will never buy another
Samsung product again.
superfastk92: IamKambodian method did work for me if you just need a temporary fix. Most
of us there's no way we could successfully resolder on that switch
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