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Support Phone would NOT recharge - SCARY!

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mitchellvii, Aug 19, 2010.

  1. mitchellvii

    mitchellvii Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Jun 21, 2010
    Hi all,

    Had a scary and bizarre moment with my EVO today. Was on the road and away from a charger and was using the phone heavily so that it COMPLETELY ran out of juice.

    It kind of shuddered and the lights went out.

    Normally when that happens I plug it into the car charger and the light blinks orange for a while then when it turns solid I can turn it back on. Well this time, nada - no orange light, no nothing.

    Took it home and plugged it in - again, nothing - was beginning to think my EVO was cooked.

    Finally, as a last resort I took the battery out and replaced it a few times. I also slapped my EVO and shook it. Just when I was ready to finally give up and get ready to pony up $100 for the deductible on my insurance - voila - orange flashing light! Whew!

    So, does this just happen sometimes if you completely drain an EVO? Do I maybe have a short somewhere? Did smacking it actually help or was that just a coincidence?

    Thankful but confused. Its like worrying that you have cancer because you have a huge tumor on your head. You are relieved to find out it isn't cancer, but you still wonder where the tumor came from.


  2. skittlesV1

    skittlesV1 Well-Known Member

    Jul 2, 2010
    Ive let my phone die all the way 4 or 5 times and have never had any problem like this, it always shuts its self off not just dies with no power and Ive never had a problem charging it afterwards, maybe you should exchange your phone if your within the 30 days.:thinking:

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