| | 06-09-2011, 12:06 PM Thread Author #1
Curve 8520 Menu key not working! Any workaround for this?
I bought a Curve 8520 from ebay for a bargain price as the menu button (one with blackberry logo on) didn't work. It clicks and makes contact with the metal circle underneath but doesn't open the menu. I've also tried pressing the metal bit below the rubber with a pointy thing, still no joy so I can only assume its a hardware fault. As I don't know the phones history, I have no idea whether it could be water damage, been dropped, keys pressed too hard etc etc...
As I bought it on ebay, I cant take it back to the store. Its incredibly frustrating as it is the most important button on the entire handset. I've tried wiping it and reloading the OS etc, tried every kinda of software workaround I can think of but no joy.
However, I know that the buttons on the side of the phone can be customised to do different functions, so is there a way to duplicate/spoof the menu button to another different button? Or failing that, as the phone supports Java is there some kind of application which lets you re-map the keys to custom specifications?
I've seen many forums and many other threads where people are complaining of the same problem, I'm at my wits end, and to buy the same model brand new is £120, which seems a lot for a phone thats nearly obsolete.
Any pointers, hints, tips, useful shortcuts, or any info on this problem would be greatly appreciated!