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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by A.Nonymous, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Extreme Android User
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    Somehow my phone has bricked itself. It's a Droid Incredible 2 that I purchased off an ebay power seller a few months ago. I've had no problems with it. I got myself a wireless charger for Christmas. Not sure if that is relevant or not, but wanted to give all the facts.

    Last night I put the phone on the wireless charger when I went to bed like I have since Christmas. This was about 2200ish. Around 0300ish I hear beeping sounds from the charger and I hear a loud ticking sound from that vicinity as well. No idea if the ticking sound was coming from the charger. I was dead asleep and thought I might be dreaming it. Then it stopped. I went back to sleep and thought nothing of it until this morning when I picked up my phone and it was dead.

    By dead I mean completely dead. Press the power button and nothing happens. Plug a charger into it and the charging light blinks once every 4-5 seconds. The phone still will not power on. Battery pull had no effect. Tried to get into recovery by holding the volume button and power button down. Nothing at all.

    Any ideas before I take it down to the VZW store this evening? My phone is rooted so I may have voided my warranty and I have no way to un-root it. It seems to be a hardware issue, not a software one though.
     


  2. valorian

    valorian Android Expert

    If your phone does not power up it's not bricked. Have you tried a new battery? Could be that your battery died.
     
  3. andygu3

    andygu3 Android Expert

    What rom were you on and can you get to the bootloader screen?

    Moved to Incredible 2 "All Things Root" section
     
  4. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Extreme Android User
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    To me it's bricked if it doesn't power up. I don't have a spare battery. It won't power up if it's plugged into the charger though. It should power up on a charger whether there's a battery or not right?

    I was using just stock rooted. I can't get to the bootloader at all. Imagine you pulled the battery out of your phone and then tried to turn it on. That's what I get. Nothing on the screen changes. Nothing lights up. Completely unresponsive.
     
  5. copestag

    copestag Android Expert

    sounds like that wireless charger fried the battery

    the good news for you is HTC just added the dInc2 to the list of unlockable devices.......... this means that rooting the phone does not specifically void the warranty any more
     
  6. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Extreme Android User
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    Fluke frying the battery or should I demand my money back from VZW for the charger too?
     
  7. copestag

    copestag Android Expert

    I dont know enough about the quality of those things to say if its a fluke or common.

    It could have been a bad battery to begin with.

    I would say though that since it wont boot even with the wired charger hooked up then the battery is fried at the very least. Its possible other damage was caused but not typical.

    Id suggest the first step is running into a VZW store and let them try a different battery. As I said, since theyve added this device to the unlocked list this means youre still covered under warranty for hardware failures even if youre rooted. Assuming that the ROM didnt specifically cause the failure (which is nearly impossible for them to prove).

    on a somewhat unrelated topic....... since the dInc2 has lousy reception anyhow..... I would guess using that inductive cover (which uses magnets in the cover) really provides you with horrible reception?
     
  8. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Extreme Android User
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    I'm just running stock rooted so even if the ROM did cause the problem it would be covered.
     
  9. valorian

    valorian Android Expert

  10. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Extreme Android User
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    I went to the VZW store. They said because my phone was purchased from a 3rd party, it has no warranty. Fortunately, I have insurance so they're shipping me a new (well, refurbed I'm sure) phone overnight. Since it's a Friday after 5, I'm guessing I probably won't get it until Tuesday given the holiday. I'm now worried about how to securely wipe the old phone of all my information.
     
  11. bberryhill0

    bberryhill0 Android Expert

    I wonder what the slowly blinking charge light means. I got the green-orange out of temperature range once when my phone was too cold.
     
  12. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Extreme Android User
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    Strangely enough, the device now works. I put it on the charger when I had the problems with it and it wouldn't power on and the charging light just flashed. I just plugged it in again 'cuz I was bored stiff more than anything. It started charging. I pressed the power button. It powered on. Battery says it is at 14%. Should I trust this device?
     
  13. valorian

    valorian Android Expert

    I think the devise is fine. The battery I wouldn't trust though.
     
  14. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Extreme Android User
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    It charged over night with no issues. I transferred my service back to it, but I'm carrying my full charged backup phone with me for a couple of days. VZW tested the battery at the store and claimed it was good.
     
  15. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Extreme Android User
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    Oddly enough, Asurion sent me a DInc and not a DInc2. I'm assuming that this is because when I got the insurance I had a DInc. I should look into changing that. I wouldn't think they'd still have refurbed DInc's floating around.
     
  16. elbel86

    elbel86 Lurker

    I doubt that they will provide a DInc2 since you did not purchase it from them, you are lucky the insurance even covered that, they must have submitted it as though something happened to your DInc not the DInc2.
     
  17. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Extreme Android User
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    Maybe. Not sure why they would. I handed the guy at the VZW store the DInc2. It wasn't like I was trying to be dishonest with him or anything. I assume the insurance would cover any handset I owned.
     
  18. Lagos

    Lagos Well-Known Member

    You bought your Inc2 from a third party off ebay and you expect verizon to replace the phone for you? Thats kind of like buying a laptop from a guy on the street and then asking bestbuy to replace it for you.
     
  19. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Extreme Android User
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    No, I expect Asurion to replace it since I'm paying for insurance.
     

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