General HELP I think I bricked my phone in my sleep

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  1. wolfpack1221

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    So I went to sleep last night with my phone on my bedside table i awoke this morning to androids on skateboards constantly restarting (yes I tried pulling out the battery and putting in back in).

    I updated to 2.1 about 2 weeks ago, and no its not Rooted.
    I did not do anything weird the night before either I am thoroughly confused and worried.
    I am still able to get to the power/Vol down menu thing

    I am going to try reinstalling the 2.1 update or somethig, I cannot think of anything else to try
     

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  2. Caddyman

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    let us know how it goes. i would say if you CAN reflash 2.1 then you will be ok. if you do and are still in a reboot loop then i would think it is hardware.
     
  3. wolfpack1221

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    uh oh

    everything says Fail-PU in red


    now im really worried


    "partition update fail!"
    "Update fail!"
     
  4. Caddyman

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    maybe removed your sd card and reinsert.
     
  5. Podivin

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    This is a really (!) long shot. But pull your SD card and try to boot the phone without it. In my wee little brain, I'm thinking that the partition that's failed MAY be in the SD card, not in the phone itself, but that failure is causing the phone to not be able to complete it's boot process. If you have a different SD card to plug it, you could try that too.
     
  6. wolfpack1221

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    now it dosent seem to want to boot at all
     
  7. Podivin

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    Oh sure, Caddy gets there first because he only types one line, where *I* try to give a little bit of explanation... :)
     
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  8. Caddyman

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    hhehehheeee....

    tmi can be bad sometimes...
     
  9. wolfpack1221

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    Thanks everybody i really appreciate it, question though.... what do i do now it wont even turn on
     
  10. wolfpack1221

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    I am still within my 30 days will verizon replace it? or will they try to pin me for the 2.1 leak causing it and charge me for it
     
  11. bjanow

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    Verizon. Get a new one.
     
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  12. Caddyman

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    put the sd back in and try? if all else fails sounds like you are in for a trip to the verizon store for a replacement.
     
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  13. wolfpack1221

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    still Nothing :(

    oh and what does PU Fail mean anyhow? Power Unit?
     
  14. Caddyman

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    possibly, i think it's hosed, get a new one. just tell them what happened when you woke up....the rest is on a need to know basis and they don't need to know.
     
  15. wolfpack1221

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    should I worry about them mucking around in the internal memory and figuring out that i have the leak or are they more likely to go eh whatever and can it without checking
     
  16. Caddyman

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    they will probably can it without checking....if I were you I would take it in for a replacement.


    *disclaimer: i take no responsibility for your actions or my advice*
     
  17. wolfpack1221

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    Understood. thanks again everybody im going to eat breakfast and head to the verizon store
     
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    Verizon store employees couldn't get me a proper charger. I doubt they'll have the capacity to figure out a way to get into the internal memory and figure it out.

    If you're feeling like a bastard, keep the SD card. ;)
     
  19. thenestor

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    Honestly, they might want you to keep your SD card and battery, and they'll give you a refurbished one without an SD card or battery. That way you don't lose your photos and music, for instance.
     
  20. Caddyman

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    they will more then likely tell you at the store to keep your card, battery, and possible even the battery door.
     
  21. wolfpack1221

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    just got back from verizon store. New phone. New Battery. New SD card (I have everything backed up).

    at least this way when I upgrade to 2.1 I can root it this time lol
     
  22. TJTHEBEST

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    Sweet lucky you. Did you have to file an insurance claim or did they just give you a new one?
     
  23. OfTheDamned

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    Good, glad that worked out.
     
  24. ljbaumer

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    holly crap your lucky that you got a new phone!!!! i wish i could just trade in my droid eris for a 1.5 droid eris and then root it :(. my droid eris is leaked onto 2.1 and i am out of the 30 day period so i can't just trade in my phone for a new one.
     

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