Originally Posted by pizzaman383
I just noticed a couple of days ago that my mute button no longer works. I upgraded to 509 a few weeks ago. I can't remember the last time I used the mute button. Now, I don't know if it stopped working because of the upgrade.
No way! Its just a button that "clicks"!
If you open you BB you'll see that is an electronic button soldered on your BB motherboard.
The button is made of a plastic button that moves inside a plastic cage in the classic in<->out way, and at the end of its run it bends two tiny slices of metal that "pops" together making the classic "click" you hear, just touching together and closing the circuit.
In other words, its like any simple button on the earth!
You can just simply see and activate the mute/standby option just by bypassing the circuit and close the circuit with a wire touching the button contacts soldered on the motherboard (tried with my opened BB turned on)
The fact is that I already repaired my button soldering it back on, and after a while I had to open the button it self because of the oxidation of the two tiny slice of metal that where blocking the power contacts.
After some months I am facing the oxidation again, and I am afraid that I could not open the button again because I super-glued it
The only solution is the KEY LOCK to prevent any strange BB use while in my pocket.
DOES OS 5 HAVE A KEY LOCK FEATURE JUST AS WITH OS 4.6 WITHOUT ANY USE OF THE TOP MUTE BUTTON???!?