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I have a Samsung Galaxy Ace GTS 5830i.

I somehow messed up the power button of my phone and now after the battery drained completely, It will not start.

I tried looking up online for going into recovery mode (without using the power button) i.e keeping home key pressed while inserting the charging but nothing works. Finally, I thought I must have an option to boot up my phone through Eclipse DDMS but I cant find any option there either (See screenshot)

Please help.


EDIT : Thanks to the answer by Sparx, I have solved this problem. Connect the phone via USB to your computer. If you have installed the Android SDK, go in the android-tools folder and execute adb devices (if on a mac, run ./adb devices)

If your devices shows up in the list run ./adb reboot

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Have you tried plugging in the charger? or else plugging in the charger and while plugged in, remove and then re-insert battery. Some phones tend to start up in that manner. –  Sparx Sep 8 '12 at 9:35
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Also if you can connect via adb (even if your phone is powered down), the "adb devices" // "adb reboot" ought to start your phone. If you're rooted, there are apps like Quick Reboot that allow you to reboot to Recovery or Download mode with a tap, provided you have CWM. –  Sparx Sep 8 '12 at 9:39
    
ADB reboot works ! Thank you. If this were an answer, i'd have accepted it. –  WarDoGG Sep 8 '12 at 11:30
    
@Sparx Consider making your comment an answer, as the OP already edited the question mentioning that the issue was solved thanks to your information. –  Zuul Sep 8 '12 at 12:53
    
@Zuul - thanks. WarDoGG - glad it worked. –  Sparx Sep 8 '12 at 13:06

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Have you tried plugging in the charger? or else plugging in the charger and while plugged in, remove and then re-insert battery. Some phones tend to start up in that manner.

Also if you can connect via adb (even if your phone is powered down), the adb devices followed by adb reboot ought to start your phone. If you're rooted, there are apps like Quick Reboot that allow you to reboot to Recovery or Download mode with a tap, provided you have CWM.

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You need to first plug your phone then insert the battery. I have followed this on my HTC Desire phone.

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