same problem here, i opened the fairphone, removed all the dust and cleaned everything, the power button is not in fault, the switch connected on the motherboard doesn’t work either.
i’ve contacted the fairphone support, who told me they have no spare parts for motherboards for the moment, and advised to contact a repair shop (that might be a welding issue…)
do anyone know about a repair shop in Paris ? (Pierre, it seems you do ? )
I’m feeling stupid but I have to admit I picked up another phone than my FP1…
Meanwhile I’m considering buying once again this tactile switch and go back to the repair shop I mentioned above. I’m still not convinced it will be a sustainable repair, but it would be too bad not to try again
It was a bit difficult to find a repair shop that accepted to solder it, but I went to Repair Center, 19 rue Montgallet. The price for the repair was a bit too high (30€) but I think you can negotiate with them harder than me - if you do, could you tell me what price you got?
I have the same problem. It seems battery and the power button are the weak parts of the Fairphone. But you can still boot your phone without the power button. First, I am not sure if it works when USB Debugging is disabled(standard). Maybe someone can check it, there is a chance.
Install Android SDK (you need ADB)
Use google to find out how to start ADB via command line
Press the volume-down button of your Fairphone while connecting it to a computer(power source). The “factory mode” settings will appear.
Run adb reboot which will not boot into the battery loading but start your phone as desired
Sorry for the late reply, I think I missed a message or two.
I got my phone resoldered in Lille at
35 rue des Ponts de Comines
It looks a bit shaddy but they did the job for 30€ or so.