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The Thing:
when walking or placing the N900 in a pocket of trousers or a jacket somehow it goes down, probably by unknowingly pressing the power button. It happens sometimes, there's no pattern nor probable bug causing this. I can't find any log of power on/off.

Potential solution:
disable the long-press on power button through file in (not sure about this) /sys/devices/platform/gpio-switch/

Advantages:
N900 won't turn off anymore by incidental long-press.

Disadvantages:
When stuck or in need to do a hard restart you will have to remove battery.

Does anyone have an idea how to debug or just disable the button?
 

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How do you know it was the power button press and not, for example, a dodgy battery?

The simplest solution is a hardware mod: glue a small ring (for example, a washer) to the case around the power button. You will still be able to press it with a tool but not by accident.
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Originally Posted by pichlo View Post
How do you know it was the power button press and not, for example, a dodgy battery?
Well, it happens only when in my pocket.
 

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Originally Posted by ynzinier View Post
Well, it happens only when in my pocket.
Most probably it is bad battery/weak battery holder springs.
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