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Old March 11th, 2012, 01:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've had the lg Spectrum for a week and it seemed fine. Last night I plugged it in to charge, woke up this morning and turned it on and it wouldn't turn on. I tried plugging in the charger and all that happens s the bottom home symbol and back symbol buttons flash over and over. I plugged it into the usb on my laptop and same thing.

This phone hasn't been dropped or had anything traumatic whatsoever happen to it. I also tried taking out the battery and putting it back in. Same exact thing happens. Would appreciate any help!

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Old March 11th, 2012, 01:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Can you get into download mode?

Pull your battery. Remove the USB cable. Replace your battery, hold down Vol up + Vol down. Plug your USB cable in. Screen should turn on and say Download Mode.

If you can get this far, your phone is recoverable. If not, then you will most likely need to take it into Verizon.
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I tried that just now and the same flashing happens but nothing else.
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Ok, well, one of two things probably happened. Either your phone is completely out of juice to the point that it can't even power on to start charging, or your something went wrong in your system.

I'm going to go with probability 1 thou. If possible, find a 1.5 or 2amp USB wa;; adapter and see if that will provide enough power to charge your phone and allow it to boot. A .5 or 1 amp may not be providing enough to get it past the initial boot up process.

If that doesn't work, you will need to take it back to Verizon and see what they can do for you.

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This seems to be the common fault indicator on LG phones for the battery being to low to boot
http://www.droidforums.net/forum/tech-issues-bug-reports-suggestions/146473-flashing-search-button.html
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I really appreciate your help. I don't have a that usb to try, but I just got back from our local Verizon and they are going to replace the phone at no cost to us. Very good customer service, I must say!
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Oddly enough, I just encountered this. My phone was @ 40% or so and plugged into my PC. I tried to get it to sync with my VM box, but the driver wouldn't load. The screen went back and it won't turn on. I highly doubt the battery was drained, but I've plugged it in and it hasn't gained any charge... at least, not enough to turn on.

<-- not pleased.
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I have had this happen twice this week, just got phone on Sat. I was able to pull the battery, leave it out about 2 minutes, and reload, and it came up fine.

Mine does it when I charge over night and disconnect it in the morning. The 'no signal' bar has a red X and no bars, and it seems to be trying to reboot.

I'm using a charger that came with another phone so I will check the amp rating. I did notice that it seems to be very slow to charge.
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I need some help. Phone is rooted with 1.1 rom been running it for 24 hours no issues.
I have the extended battery well I was sitting there watching tv and it died and turned off ( battery went dead ) so I pluged it in well the lights started to flash like they do when the battery is to dead and phone wont turn on. I wanted to check something so I got my old standard battey and put it in ( I used it last night and it had 50% when I pulled it out ) No nothing happens when I plug the phone in no lights nothing. Phone will not go into download mode. Phone was running great before battery died I have had this phone for about 3 weeks now. I have tried 3 different chargers and 2 different batterys now phone has been on charger for 30+ mins and still nothing. Any one have any ideas as to what could of happened? Just weird for it to mess up when the battery died. Am I going to get screwed out of my warranty since the phone is rooted or since it wont even turn on are they going to be able to tell?
Thanks in advance. Just saw they came out with 1.2 rom wanting to try that out.
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So its working now, I put my battery in my wifes phone and her phone started right up. I put her battery in my phone and it works fine and is now charging what the heck happened? Makes no sense to me but its working now.
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Had the blinking situation happen too. It happened to me after I quickly pressed the power button 3 times accidentally.

I pulled the battery for 8 hours (sleep) and plugged it into a different wall charger in the morning. It powered on no problem after a few seconds and I haven't had any problems since.
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Had the blinking situation happen too. It happened to me after I quickly pressed the power button 3 times accidentally.

I pulled the battery for 8 hours (sleep) and plugged it into a different wall charger in the morning. It powered on no problem after a few seconds and I haven't had any problems since.
I've noticed the freezing seems to not power on after i press the power button multiple times pretty quickly as well. Usually end up having to pull the battery.

when i press the button, it's one of those situations where i hit it to look at something then bumped it off by mistake then need it back on.

If i let it sit for 20 minutes it seems to unlock itself as well.
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My phone is now doing this same thing.

I only had about 15% battery left, so I plugged it in to charge. I then noticed that the phone wasn't charging and that it was flashing the three buttons at the bottom. When I went to pick it up, it was HOT. I immediately took the battery out and let it sit out for about 30 minutes, and then I tried to charge it again. The same thing happened again.

How can I solve this problem?
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My phone is now doing this same thing.

I only had about 15% battery left, so I plugged it in to charge. I then noticed that the phone wasn't charging and that it was flashing the three buttons at the bottom. When I went to pick it up, it was HOT. I immediately took the battery out and let it sit out for about 30 minutes, and then I tried to charge it again. The same thing happened again.

How can I solve this problem?
get a new one.

Call verizon tech support and let them go through their little whatevers and at the end of it they will send you another phone.
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get a new one.

Call verizon tech support and let them go through their little whatevers and at the end of it they will send you another phone.
I wish I could! This phone is new and is a replacement after a bunch of other issues.

I got an LG Revolution in October. By February, it wouldn't charge. So, Verizon replaced it with another Revolution. By April, that one wouldn't charge, either. So, Verizon replaced it with the Spectrum (I had to pay an upgrade fee, but that's fine!). So, this is phone number 3 in seven months.
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I wish I could! This phone is new and is a replacement after a bunch of other issues.

I got an LG Revolution in October. By February, it wouldn't charge. So, Verizon replaced it with another Revolution. By April, that one wouldn't charge, either. So, Verizon replaced it with the Spectrum (I had to pay an upgrade fee, but that's fine!). So, this is phone number 3 in seven months.
so. You still have a one year replacement warranty. and since you upgraded that started from when you bought the spectrum. There's no limit on how many you can get.

Also I can't imagine someone having 3 phones in a row do that. You may have some sort of electrical issue in your house causing it. but the odds of the same issue happening to the same person 3 times in a row or 2 different phones is pretty slim. You are either doing something to cause this, or you have an issue with your electrical system in your home.
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let the phone on charge for about ten minutes with the lights flashing. after that remove the battery and charging cord, then plug in charger without the battery then place battery in the phone then press the power button
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let the phone on charge for about ten minutes with the lights flashing. after that remove the battery and charging cord, then plug in charger without the battery then place battery in the phone then press the power button
Uh, I would NEVER put the battery in the phone while it was plugged in, LIon batteries can explode you know.
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The turn-off/blinking home buttons has happened to me two separate times while doing graphically intensive things (see games) while plugged into a cheap-o 3rd party charger I had laying around.

I pulled the plug, pulled the battery, waited 5 minutes, and put it all back together again. After two minutes or so of blinking buttons the phone comes on and all's well.

After the second time this scenario happened, I threw the lousy charger away and it hasn't happened since.

Lesson Learned: Use OEM chargers and/or high quality ones.
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Uh, I would NEVER put the battery in the phone while it was plugged in, LIon batteries can explode you know.
any battery can explode, you know! this how i got my phone back up and running.
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I have about my Spectrum for about 2 months now. Two weeks ago it died one night, charged it up all night and it wouldn't turn on. Went to the store and they replaced the battery with a new one. It worked fine for a few days and last week I took it into the store because it was not charging properly. Was on a charger from about 8pm to 5pm the next day and only about half way charged. The girl at the store said that is pretty good for a 4G phone. Seriously? She offered to replace it but it was going to be with a refurbished phone. I decided to keep using it after she gave me some tips. It died last night and I put it on the charger over night and it won't turn on now. Any thoughts as to why? If I can't get it to turn back on, I am going to go into the store. I had a Droid X previously for several years and didn't have near as many issues as I am with the Spectrum.
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I have about my Spectrum for about 2 months now. Two weeks ago it died one night, charged it up all night and it wouldn't turn on. Went to the store and they replaced the battery with a new one. It worked fine for a few days and last week I took it into the store because it was not charging properly. Was on a charger from about 8pm to 5pm the next day and only about half way charged. The girl at the store said that is pretty good for a 4G phone. Seriously? She offered to replace it but it was going to be with a refurbished phone. I decided to keep using it after she gave me some tips. It died last night and I put it on the charger over night and it won't turn on now. Any thoughts as to why? If I can't get it to turn back on, I am going to go into the store. I had a Droid X previously for several years and didn't have near as many issues as I am with the Spectrum.
You have a defective phone. Get the refurbished one. Don't be worried about refurbished phones they are just as good as new. I've had very nice refurbished stuff. I got a refurbished Droid charge and it was better than my new one.
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I had the exact same problem. I found a quick fix for me that worked pretty well. I looked for another usb adapter and found my ipad charger. I tested it and it immediately fixed the problem. Verizon seems to have great service with replacing the phone though. I also found power adapters to buy online that other people could get if there charger wasn't working. I hoped this helped
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Did the 2 minute out, after mine did the blinking lower buttons and wouldn't charge, voila! Works just fine. This is after I called Verizon and the tech suggested looking on this forum. We couldn't reprogram, so this was all he could offer. Thank goodness he did. Thank you Sls3381!
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let the phone on charge for about ten minutes with the lights flashing. after that remove the battery and charging cord, then plug in charger without the battery then place battery in the phone then press the power button
I just ended up doing this with the GF's spectrum tonight. I didn't have to wait thou. The bottom row blinked after she let the battery get to zero. I pulled the battery and USB cord, plugged the cord back in, then popped in the battery. It booted into charge only mode. Once I got enough of a charge on it to reboot I removed the program that kept crashing and keeping her screen constantly on. Hopefully this will be the end of that problem.
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[QUOTE=maraley;4895693)This is after I called Verizon and the tech suggested looking on this forum.[/QUOTE]

I am surprised no one made any comments about this...

I knew we already knew this, but it is the first time anyone has mentioned that Verizon referred a user to here...
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I am surprised no one made any comments about this...

I knew we already knew this, but it is the first time anyone has mentioned that Verizon referred a user to here...
This really doesn't surprise me. We are the cause of and solution to most of the problems that have arisen since the phones release. Also a lot of the repair/restore guides we've written are probably better then what they have in their tech manual.
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Great....just waiting on mine to do this. But....I have run into some similar problems with black screens and craziness and it seems to me that what I have run into is removing the battery and allowing it to cool for a time, then replacing the battery have fixed most of the squirrelly junk.
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Uh, I would NEVER put the battery in the phone while it was plugged in, LIon batteries can explode you know.
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Bought two different versions of that game and could never really get into it. Was weird as I like that game play style
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Mine won't power or do anything when I plug it in to charge.
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Mine won't power or do anything when I plug it in to charge.
The official charger or a generic charger? The official charger and cable put out enough power to turn the phone on as long as it detects a battery being connected. If it still won't turn on, my quest is did you do something to the OS recently that could have caused a boot issue?
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The official charger or a generic charger? The official charger and cable put out enough power to turn the phone on as long as it detects a battery being connected. If it still won't turn on, my quest is did you do something to the OS recently that could have caused a boot issue?
Yes, I got a messed up recovery put on it for CWM, and stuck in a bootloop. After a while of messing with it, trying to do downloader mode, nothing could fix it, till I guess the bat died. I have original charger, but nothing charges it even with others. 100% dead. Nothing happens when I hit the power button.
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Ick, sounds like you are s.o.l. for normal solutions then. For $6 you can try this. I use to have one for my OG droid, but it seems as thou LG has not made an official one for the Spectrum.

Amazon.com: Hyperion Universal Rapid Battery Charger for LG Lucid 4G, Lg Spectrum 4g, LG Viper 4G, LG G4X HD, and LG Optimus 3D Max: Cell Phones & Accessories

Edit: I'm not sure if you tried this or not, but you still may be able to access charge only mode if you follow the steps in this post from up above.
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let the phone on charge for about ten minutes with the lights flashing. after that remove the battery and charging cord, then plug in charger without the battery then place battery in the phone then press the power button
i ran into a bootloop after screwing up something in cm9..... same issues as everyone else had in this thread... ^^ this method worked... just had to hold vol- and power at the same time to boot into recovery.....and also ive always noticed recovery charges your battery faster than trying to boot it up
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Edit: I'm not sure if you tried this or not, but you still may be able to access charge only mode if you follow the steps in this post from up above.
Spectrum won't turn on or charge...help![/QUOTE]


Hello -- I have a spectrum in this same state. I have a feeling it has to do with my daughter letting it drain too low, as she has a habit of letting it die. It won't turn on, and I get the blinking lights for a few seconds after I plug it into the charger and then push the power button.

I've tried to get to the charge only mode talked about here, but I don't see anything that makes me think its charging. I have the battery out and cord disconnected. I then plug in the cord and then pop the battery in. Should I see something here? I do not.

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Hello -- I have a spectrum in this same state. I have a feeling it has to do with my daughter letting it drain too low, as she has a habit of letting it die. It won't turn on, and I get the blinking lights for a few seconds after I plug it into the charger and then push the power button.

I've tried to get to the charge only mode talked about here, but I don't see anything that makes me think its charging. I have the battery out and cord disconnected. I then plug in the cord and then pop the battery in. Should I see something here? I do not.

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Plug it in and leave it for an hour. Then try to turn it on.
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Old December 20th, 2012, 08:27 PM   #37 (permalink)
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Edit: I'm not sure if you tried this or not, but you still may be able to access charge only mode if you follow the steps in this post from up above.
Spectrum won't turn on or charge...help!

Hello -- I have a spectrum in this same state. I have a feeling it has to do with my daughter letting it drain too low, as she has a habit of letting it die. It won't turn on, and I get the blinking lights for a few seconds after I plug it into the charger and then push the power button.

I've tried to get to the charge only mode talked about here, but I don't see anything that makes me think its charging. I have the battery out and cord disconnected. I then plug in the cord and then pop the battery in. Should I see something here? I do not.

Thanks
Make sure you're running on a 1+amp plug. A PC port does not put out 1amp, nor do most cheap AC to USB adapters. Our phone doesn't take the full 1amp, but it needs as much ompfh it can take. Also, have it on as short of a USB cable as possible. Those 6+ft cables will kill your power through put. If it's working, you should see the phone boot up into a battery charging icon on the screen.
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