Then a friend randomly tells me he has one in perfect condition. Naturally I jump all over it and trade my g2 for it. And I'm in love again with my hd2.
It got me wondering about my old phone again. I realized I don't care if I break the old one but I want to play with it.
I ended up taking a very small flat head screwdriver and separating the glass from the rubber outside below the hard buttons. I was so angry with the device for not working I was just going to snap the screen in half for the hell of it. But when I did this I realized the hard buttons moved a lot... so I stressed it to the max and wiggled the power button a bit and to my surprise the screen is now responsive... Now I have two of these and I don't really care about the recently fixed phone so I've literally been trying to get it to mess up again by pressing the power button really hard and restarting the phone. But for the last few hours or so it's working perfectly.
No idea if this is a viable solution... That's a lie... this is most certainly not a viable solution but those of you out of warranty and an extra hd2 laying around with nothing to lose... why not