Something is causing my 650 to think that the HotSync button on the cable/cradle is depressed, notwithstanding that it's in my pocket. It does it intermittently, but frequently enough to render the device nearly useless.

I reassigned the button to the Phone app to try to see whether it would launch Phone instead of HotSync, which would suggest to me that it's a hardware problem rather than software. That worked.

I've cleaned the contacts for all the pins, but that hasn't helped.

Does anyone know any way to permanently disable the HotSync pin? I'm well out of warranty, so if I just need to open the case and snip it, I'll live.

Thanks in advance.