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By vannyyyyyy, Junior Member on 24th December 2011, 01:14 AM
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Tuesday night, I was charging my phone and I left it alone for probably 30 minutes. I checked it, pressed the power button, and it didn't turn on! Today is day 3 of my phone not working. No, it is not rooted. My screen is cracked if that matters. It used to restart it a lot.

Yes, I've tried pulling the battery multiple times. Hard reset won't work either. I've tried volume down + power button, both volume buttons + power, even the camera button + power, charging with the computer, using different USB cords, and it still won't turn on. I took the battery and SD card out, waited 30 minutes.. put it back in, no luck.

Could it be a battery problem? Will a new battery fix it? Is it a hardware problem? If I need to replace it, could the Sprint store still retrieve my text messages and contacts? I hate not having a working phone and Christmas is coming up.
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24th December 2011, 01:52 AM |#2  
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Originally Posted by vannyyyyyy

Tuesday night, I was charging my phone and I left it alone for probably 30 minutes. I checked it, pressed the power button, and it didn't turn on! Today is day 3 of my phone not working. No, it is not rooted. My screen is cracked if that matters. It used to restart it a lot.

Yes, I've tried pulling the battery multiple times. Hard reset won't work either. I've tried volume down + power button, both volume buttons + power, even the camera button + power, charging with the computer, using different USB cords, and it still won't turn on. I took the battery and SD card out, waited 30 minutes.. put it back in, no luck.

Could it be a battery problem? Will a new battery fix it? Is it a hardware problem? If I need to replace it, could the Sprint store still retrieve my text messages and contacts? I hate not having a working phone and Christmas is coming up.

Happened to me too a while back. Had to take it in to a Sprint repair center and it turned out that my phone was fried somehow minutes after I put it on the charger. As long as you had your contacts backed up with your Google account you should be fine. Not sure about your texts.

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24th December 2011, 02:57 PM |#3  
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i had the same problem.
Its a bug in the Recovery

simply reboot-bootloader with ADB and it will charge

HOW TO

you need The Android SDK on your computer

1.remove the battery
2.Put the battery back in your Evo 3d
3.Connect the phone with your computer
4.Start CMD
5. type "cd C:\Program Files (x86)\Android\android-sdk\platform-tools"
6.type "adb reboot-bootloader"
7.your phone should now charge just let it charge for a couple of minutes
8.restart your phone


sorry for my bad English
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24th December 2011, 06:11 PM |#4  
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it won't recognize the commands
24th December 2011, 06:29 PM |#5  
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This happened to me.
1. take out battery
2. hold down the power button for 15sec with battery out.
3. place battery back in phone and put the back on.
4. try to turn on. If it doesn't turn on try a different charger (this worked for me a few times. this worke dfor me a few times i remember back on at&t when i had the slider windows phone htc 8250 i think it needed a charger with more amperage to start the charge.)
5. If the above doesn't work maybe take it in to sprint if you have the warranty.
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28th December 2011, 02:22 PM |#6  
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Originally Posted by nastystang05

This happened to me.
1. take out battery
2. hold down the power button for 15sec with battery out.
3. place battery back in phone and put the back on.
4. try to turn on. If it doesn't turn on try a different charger (this worked for me a few times. this worke dfor me a few times i remember back on at&t when i had the slider windows phone htc 8250 i think it needed a charger with more amperage to start the charge.)
5. If the above doesn't work maybe take it in to sprint if you have the warranty.

I only wish I had seen this post before stressing all night! This worked perfectly and EASILY on what appeared to be a bricked phone!

Thank you soooooooooo much !!

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30th December 2011, 09:30 PM |#7  
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your way reli help..thx so much
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...next time just press n hold the camera button then the power button too - should boot then (:

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Quote:
Originally Posted by pati5313

i had the same problem.
Its a bug in the Recovery

simply reboot-bootloader with ADB and it will charge

HOW TO

you need The Android SDK on your computer

1.remove the battery
2.Put the battery back in your Evo 3d
3.Connect the phone with your computer
4.Start CMD
5. type "cd C:\Program Files (x86)\Android\android-sdk\platform-tools"
6.type "adb reboot-bootloader"
7.your phone should now charge just let it charge for a couple of minutes
8.restart your phone


sorry for my bad English

Why doesnt the cd C:\Program Files (x86)\Android\android-sdk\platform-tools work
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9th January 2012, 01:41 AM |#10  
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Originally Posted by vannyyyyyy

Tuesday night, I was charging my phone and I left it alone for probably 30 minutes. I checked it, pressed the power button, and it didn't turn on! Today is day 3 of my phone not working. No, it is not rooted. My screen is cracked if that matters. It used to restart it a lot.

Yes, I've tried pulling the battery multiple times. Hard reset won't work either. I've tried volume down + power button, both volume buttons + power, even the camera button + power, charging with the computer, using different USB cords, and it still won't turn on. I took the battery and SD card out, waited 30 minutes.. put it back in, no luck.

Could it be a battery problem? Will a new battery fix it? Is it a hardware problem? If I need to replace it, could the Sprint store still retrieve my text messages and contacts? I hate not having a working phone and Christmas is coming up.

your battery is completely discharged. find another battery or buy a docking external charger to charge your battery bro. Been throuhg the same thing
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I had the same problem, left it plugged in for awhile. Then I held the camera button like j4n87 suggested and it booted. Don't know if the 3d switch position makes a difference. Thanks for your help guys. :)
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