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Old December 13th, 2010, 12:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default HtcDesire wont turn on or charge

My HTC Desire is around 4 months old. I was just browsing facebook on my phone and stopped for 5 mins. went to unlock my phone and there was no response. I thought perhaps by some chance it ran out of battery. Put it on charge and there was no response. I took out the battery and put it back in and still no response.
anyone had this problem or know what I can do to solve it ?
I feel lost without my htc. haha
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Old December 13th, 2010, 01:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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if it cannot hold a charge and doesnt light up then its 1 of 2 things.

the device has full bricked itself or the battery for some reason cannot seat properly
if the battery is seated correctly and it still wont show life or led doesnt light up then its dead and needs to be returned to htc
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Old December 13th, 2010, 02:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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thanks for the reply.
. I'll probably take it back to the shop tomorrow . hopefully it wont take too long to repair.
what do you mean when you say the phone could be bricked ?, is that basically just the phone is done.
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Old December 13th, 2010, 03:31 PM   #4 (permalink)
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took my battery out for 3 hours. just put it back in and its working now.
don't know what the hell happened but happy its working again

thankyou anyways!
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Old December 13th, 2010, 04:42 PM   #5 (permalink)
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For future reference, yeah, bricked basically means it's only use is as a brick. In other words, its toast.

Glad to see the problem sorted itself out. Could have been temporary overheating forcing the phone to shutdown and stay shutdown. That's the only thing I can imagine.
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maybe the battery connections are a bit loose?

one to monitor though
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Angry My HTC desire s is not turning on!

i woke up this morning and i took my phone off its charger, the screen stayed black, i tried holding down the on button but its still not working!!also the past few weeks whenever i try and take a picture it turns it self off!! i have no idea what is happening... HELP!!
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Old August 26th, 2012, 12:07 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Hi maroonshauna, and welcome to AF,

I don't know what's happened either, but let's start with a simple one: does the charge light come on when you plug the phone in? If it doesn't, you need to contact HTC as that's a serious hardware fault.

If it does, does it come on steady orange or does it flash? The latter would indicate a charging problem. Can you boot the phone up while it's connected to the charger? You may not be able to, but if you can it will give you a chance to back up any vital data.

I've never heard of a phone shutting down when the camera is used. Did it do so in any other circumstances (e.g. when using GPS or 3G data - I'm thinking of things that might load the battery)? Have you received any software updates recently, or made any modifications yourself?

The simplest/cheapest possibility is that your battery has packed up completely, in which case a different battery would fix it. Other possibilities include the battery connectors (as discussed earlier in the thread) or a fault in the phone circuitry. You can at least see whether the battery connectors look intact. Have you tried leaving the battery out for an extended period, as an earlier poster found worked?
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I've had the htc desire c for about 3 or 4 months. I dropped it a couple weeks ago and the screen is cracked, but it's been working fine ever since. It was charging just now and I pressed the power button to unlock it again and it didn't work. I took out the battery and (this is bizarre...) for about 20 secs after I pulled the battery, it was still showing the "battery charging __%..." page with the green battery filling up. With no battery in the back! After 15-20 secs it shut off. I put the battery back in and the charging screen came up again. But tried to turn the phone on and nothing worked. Tried holding volume down and pressing power, held power for about 30 secs, nothing is working... HELP!!!!
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You might find that there is more help available on the desire C forum.
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It says "battery % charging" because the power comes from the cable and the spare power goes somewhere
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my phone is not working either
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my phone is not working!

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Can you give a clear description of your problem?

If it's not charging, it might be as simple as a dead battery. The phone runs from the battery at all times - all the power lead does is charge the battery - so if the battery really dies that is it.
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