screen won't come back after screen timeout
My LG Optimus is going into screen timeout and then the screen is not coming back on. I have to take the battery out to get it back, I will not charge either Other than that everything works just fine. No cracks, scratches, and it's less than a year old. I have purchased a new one but would like to use this one to put in my waterproof phone case for snorkeling. I would like to either find out why the screen won't come back on or how to disable screen timeout to keep me from having to remove the battery.
Things I have tried:
Pulling the battery out and holding the power button
Hard Reset of the phone.