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HTC Desire won't shut down / power off

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By DoAndroidsDream, Junior Member on 9th April 2010, 03:40 PM
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Turned off the phone last night, returned to it this morning (6+ hours) with "Power off - shutting down" on the screen. I ended up pulling the battery and booting from cold.

The phone turned back on with no problems, but 45 minutes after turning it off again - it is displaying the same screen and not shutting down. Pulling the battery, turning on and then turning off the phone immediately has the same problem.

Tasks running before the shut down are normal, I have almost no 3rd party apps installed yet.

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9th April 2010, 04:02 PM |#2  
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Sounds like a similar problem that I and a number of others seem to be having. The bad news is that there doesn't seem to be a simple fix at the moment, but the good news is that with it happening to increasing numbers of us, hopefully it will be remediable in a future update.
29th April 2010, 01:19 AM |#3  
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Originally Posted by DoAndroidsDream

Gak. Didn't see the main post for the issue. *waves to admins for deletion*

Hi there,

What main post are you referring to for this issue?

If you could please direct me, thanks.

I'm having the same problem, last week I was turning the phone off and it would turn off in half hour or so.

This morning, I turned the phone off, and it has been "Shutting down" for about 3 hours now...

extremely frustrating!!!
29th April 2010, 01:35 AM |#4  
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Try to install "aLogCat" application. This app could show Android log files.
And see if you can spot something there ...

I also have this issue. I took out the battery.

The thing is ... after turned on ... you can turn off without any problem.
30th April 2010, 11:52 PM |#5  
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unmount sd card before shutting down.

Will change it from never to shutting down to shutting down in <10 seconds
2nd May 2010, 11:23 PM |#6  
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Hi there,

What main post are you referring to for this issue?

Perhaps this? :http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=666332
2nd May 2010, 11:34 PM |#7  
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Had the same issue when I first got my desire from T-Mobile. SD Card later failed on me, and after getting a replacement from T-Mobile, the phone works perfectly and shuts down instantly. So my guess is that your problem is the SD card. You could try walking to the retailer and try to get a replacement SD card. When mine failed T-Mobile even gave me a 8gb one instead of the orignal 4gb
3rd May 2010, 08:40 AM |#8  
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Im 99% sure its an app/widget causing the prob. I had the same, but its gone when I uninstalled most of my apps. Not sure which app caused the prob though...
3rd May 2010, 09:50 AM |#9  
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I had that problem. After a hard reset it is not present any more. So i guess that some app caused it. Couldnt tell wich one.
3rd May 2010, 11:53 AM |#10  
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I had that problem. After a hard reset it is not present any more. So i guess that some app caused it. Couldnt tell wich one.

It might be harder to diagnose than uninstalling/killing something and trying again, as it might be due to memory leaks, services, other tasks. I've read that it might be related to the backup to sd card which happens from time to time, so unless you're in the middle of a backup then you'd not have a problem (assuming there is a connection). You can only tell over time.
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HTC Desire won't power off
I had the exact same problem. I only had 2 widgets active: 1 was the Handcent SMS widget the other was a Battery widget from mippin.com. I changed the Handcent widget to the program shortcut but did not uninstall and uninstalled the Battery widget. Now it powers off with no problem

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