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By lagittaja, Senior Member on 24th July 2011, 07:04 PM
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Hello.
I have a SLCD PVT3 HTC Desire
S-OFF, HBOOT 0.93 Data++, InsertCoin 1.08 stable, 32.56.00.32U_5.17.05.23 radio
I was shooting a video with my phone, battery was about 40% when I started, I recorded maybe 5minutes. Then suddenly phone shutdown, I try to reboot, it won't so I suspect it just ran out of battery.
I put it on charger, orange led lights up and I go for a cigarette. Come back 10minutes after and I try to power on, it won't, orange led disappears and nothing happens.
I remove battery, try to boot=no work.
I remove battery, plug in ac charger, phone flashes green and orange led one after another and when I try to power on it won't.
I remove the charger cord and put battery back, try to power it, no work.
I plug in charger cord, orange led comes, I try to power it on, led disappears and phone will not boot.
Then I take charger cord off and remove battery and put battery back, and charger cord back, orange led comes.
I leave it there since it looks like it's charging, an hour or 1 I come back and there is green led and I try to power on but to no avail.
vol down+power and back+power doesn't work.
So I can't get to fastboot/bootloader/recovery/or boot the phone.
And it doesn't even vibrate when I try to power it.
Is it totally dead?? Help?
 
 
25th July 2011, 08:12 AM |#2  
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Warranty still in place?

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25th July 2011, 11:33 AM |#3  
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Have you check the battery? the desire does not power up when there is no battery even when on plugged into AC. so it is possible for a faulty battery could make the phone not turn on and not charge.
25th July 2011, 11:58 AM |#4  
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Yeah, I do have warranty on this thing.
Since the phone won't even power up, is there a way the repair place is gonna find out that the phone is s-off, rooted and has custom rom on it and custom splash screen?
If I could even get the phone to fastboot I could undo all of that but blargh not even that.

Do you really think it would be the battery fault? :S
I don't have a spare battery so I can't try that.
When I connect the charger to the phone while the battery is in, the orange light comes up so it should be charging it.
I don't even have a multimeter to try and see if the battery is dead.
25th July 2011, 10:00 PM |#5  
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it is possibility that it could be the battery..or maybe even the charging circuitry on the phone. there is no way to say for sure. I am only offering a suggestion.

since you can't even get into the recovery or bootloader. this does not sound like a software issue
25th July 2011, 10:46 PM |#6  
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Originally Posted by lagittaja

Yeah, I do have warranty on this thing.
Since the phone won't even power up, is there a way the repair place is gonna find out that the phone is s-off, rooted and has custom rom on it and custom splash screen?
If I could even get the phone to fastboot I could undo all of that but blargh not even that.

Do you really think it would be the battery fault? :S
I don't have a spare battery so I can't try that.
When I connect the charger to the phone while the battery is in, the orange light comes up so it should be charging it.
I don't even have a multimeter to try and see if the battery is dead.

Only way is if your friend has desire, or you can buy my new battery, charged only once! Ha

But they probably won't even try and boot it and will probably change it.

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25th July 2011, 11:04 PM |#7  
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Almost exact same thing happened to me. Desire died for no reason, and it was not the battery. HTC have no way of telling if your phone's rooted if it's dead (or I don't think so anyway), I just sent it off and they repaired it for me under warranty Good luck.
25th July 2011, 11:35 PM |#8  
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Okay, thanks for your input guys!
I'll be sending it to warranty on wednesday.
19th August 2011, 08:38 AM |#9  
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Hi all,
I have exactly the similar problem with my HTC Desire.
I do not think so it is a battery problem because when it died it has been already full powered 2 hours ago.

How long would it take to get your phone back from warranty?

Thanks and regards.
16th September 2011, 12:49 AM |#10  
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Okay, thanks for your input guys!
I'll be sending it to warranty on wednesday.

Completely forgot about this thread.
SCF Repair fixed my phone under warranty.
Yet again they replaced the mobo
I got the phone back sometime around august 25 or something like that.
Came back as PVT4 :cheers:
Also, after I had it for exactly 2weeks, put it in my pocket accidentally wrong way aka screen not against my thigh->boom slcd broken against table corner..
Shhhhhhhh.. argh.
Sat like 1hr on my ass cursing in my mind and occasionally aloud.
After that, I pulled it together (), inspected the damage and only slcd was broken the digitiser for some miracle was undamaged (huh?) ordered new slcd from uk-hitech, it arrived couple days ago.
Was about to start disassembling it, was staring at the void stickers for few seconds-> bah screw it and screeech scraped them off and continued. Took around 1hr10mins.
And as you can see:

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28th December 2011, 09:12 AM |#11  
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Hi i have the same problem, i was listening to music when suddenly the phone froze i gave it a minuet to settle but no response, so i pulled the battery and pressed power and it turned on. it got stuck on the htc screen and was stuck their for good 5 minuets, so i pulled the battery again(intending to hard reset from clock work) but this time the phone does not power on at all! only orange led comes when i plug the phone on charge if i press power button the led goes off but the phone does not seem to come on at all. this happened to me when i was abroad few weeks ago, the odd thing was when it happened first time around i left it for like an hour and it turned on like nothing ever happened and worked since untill today. its been good 4 hours since it died =[. its still under warranty but its been s-off will HTC still repair it? did you find out what they repaired on your one ? incase HTC dont repair i can get third party store to repair it but id like to know what the cause is? and by the way the mother board was replaced by HTC before(it died after 2 days when i first bought it, this is the second mother board)

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