Broken Power Button on Samsung Google Nexus S – How to Live With It
This video shows you how to live with a broken or faulty power button on your Samsung Nexus S phone. To wake your phone, go under system settings, then security, and disable your screen lock (select “none”). Then you can wake up your Nexus S using the volume rocker. To power off the phone (if you ever do this), pry off the back cover using your thumbnail and remove the battery. To boot up the phone, first remove the battery, then plug in your charger, then insert the battery. The phone will turn itself on without needing to use the power button. These solutions should extend the life of your phone until such time as you are able to upgrade to a better one.