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Dead Bionic...Not thrilled to be the first..

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27th September 2011, 12:06 AM   |  #1  
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Hiya...

Rooted/Nandroid with Bootstrapped Recovery..

I was in the car today,device charged about 40%, noticed the Bionic (for the first time) spontaneously booted. Got the boot screen icon, then black.
Went home, pulled the battery, put in the dock, nothing. Battery back in, nothing.
I think I've eliminated the battery as the cause.

Called Verizon, level 2 tech, offered to send a replacement; I opted to go the the brick and mortar store in the AM so as not to wait for 2 days.
Three questions:
Any chance that this is software related? Rooting app or Bootstrap app related? I think not, as in the dock without a battery it should at least start to light up, no?

If I'm correct, am I in jeopardy of voiding my warranty as the phone's rooted? (Not that they could tell).. ?

Anything else to try b4 swapping the phone?

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27th September 2011, 12:17 AM   |  #2  
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Any chance that this is software related? Rooting app or Bootstrap app related? I think not, as in the dock without a battery it should at least start to light up, no?

No, MOST* smart phones cannot run on AC power alone. They require some charge on the battery in order to boot.

*added the emphasis before someone comes running in because their OG Droid/Nexus One/RAZR/POS flip phone/whatever could run off AC power alone.

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If I'm correct, am I in jeopardy of voiding my warranty as the phone's rooted? (Not that they could tell).. ?

Rooting your device may void your warranty. Most of the time if it's a physical problem and not related to software, the warranty will still be honored. However, it'll probably be an uphill fight.

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Anything else to try b4 swapping the phone?

I'd try to get ahold of another battery. I'm willing to bet that yours is defective.
27th September 2011, 12:20 AM   |  #3  
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I thought that the Bionic would light up in the dock with the battery removed?

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27th September 2011, 12:21 AM   |  #4  
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I thought that the Bionic would light up in the dock with the battery removed?

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Why would it?

The dock is just an AC charger with a stand.
27th September 2011, 12:23 AM   |  #5  
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Try fastboot. Rsd lite. Fxz file

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27th September 2011, 12:35 AM   |  #6  
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With my Droid X and a dead battery the phone would have to sit about 5 minutes and charge before it would come on at all. Wall charger, not USB via computer.

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27th September 2011, 01:19 AM   |  #7  
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its true that the bionic will have to charge for at least a couple minuets to turn back on. i have run mine totally dead and it will not power up untill it has charged for at least three to five plus minuets. although it will light up about three seconds after the charger is pluged in and even show the battery pic and charging. first thing you need to do is with battery back in the phone and a regular charging cable pluged in the phone other end, usb, pluged into your computer run adb or what ever you use and find out if it showes any devices at all being connected. you should be able to see this in the rds also. run rds app, then plug in phone using a rear usb port
27th September 2011, 01:31 AM   |  #8  
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its true that the bionic will have to charge for at least a couple minuets to turn back on. i have run mine totally dead and it will not power up untill it has charged for at least three to five plus minuets. although it will light up about three seconds after the charger is pluged in and even show the battery pic and charging. first thing you need to do is with battery back in the phone and a regular charging cable pluged in the phone other end, usb, pluged into your computer run adb or what ever you use and find out if it showes any devices at all being connected. you should be able to see this in the rds also. run rds app, then plug in phone using a rear usb port

yep, it's true.
I ran my bionic's battery dry the first day I had it. I was trippin out thinking it was broken or something.
After about 5-10 min of charging, I noticed it had a charging Icon.
I realized that I was upset over nothing.
27th September 2011, 06:02 AM   |  #9  
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I put it in the wall charger for the 10th time and noticed after about 10 minutes that it lit up with the boot screen, then the battery icon, which showed 0 percent... then it died. So it does look to be the battery. That's good news, I guess. Should I try to get a replacement from VZW, or spare the cross-exam about rooting and fork out the cash for a new battery?
27th September 2011, 06:26 AM   |  #10  
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If you want to spare yourself of the cross exam about root, get a new extended battery. Or if you firmly believe that the battery was defective to begin with, then stand your ground and ask that you be given a new one.

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