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By okti, Senior Member on 18th January 2009, 08:24 AM
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Hello everyone! I have problem with my phone because sometimes is turning off without any reason, I bought brand new battery and is still same when is switched off and I want to put it back on i must take off battery for couple of minutes, then put battery back and then switch on anybody know whats happened?? And how to fix it!!
19th January 2009, 12:40 AM |#2  
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It's the most standard problem with htc models touch and elf...
This problem is hardware based! in this condition there are only 2 things you can do:

1.send the device to a htc service center and get the motherboard changed for $300+ if you are out of warranty.

2.Or open the mobile and put a piece of thin plastic in between the omap prosessor chip and the steel piece tha goes over it and then put the second cover on top in order to apply pressure to it because the solder pins that are in between the cpu and the mobo are not connecting properly and lose contact so the phone goes off or freezes then goes off and some times stays off. Make sure that there is enough but not to much pressure applied to it! it worked for mine but i did it because it was out of warranty... its a temporary fix but if you are gentile to it after it will surely work for a few more months...


I will post a pic that i took when i did mine if anyone is interested... Let me know...
19th January 2009, 06:47 AM |#3  
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Thanks for reply!

Uff.... first way to fix it is a little bit too expensive! And 2 way to do it seems quite easy, so i try to do it this way Could you add any picture of this and just tell me how to open this phone?

Many thanks!
23rd January 2009, 03:46 PM |#4  
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Thanks man!!!!
did what you said, the plastic trik, and the phone is back to life (it was totally dead and didn't charge) you save a life today!!!
1st May 2009, 01:31 PM |#5  
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I had the same problem untill one day when he didn`t want to turn on and now i do not know what to do with it how to make it work again
11th May 2009, 12:45 AM |#6  
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Dear Sir,
I have just tried method 2.
My elf didnt have a metal cover on the processor, lol... got it used from someone... or should I say abused? lol
anyway, I hope it works. will update...

here's a link for the demonstrated tutorial:

Thanks a lot again.
11th May 2009, 10:02 AM |#7  
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I haved the same problem.....and i realize after many times that I didn't change my ipl and uspl!!!so my cocked rom frequentely turn off my device!!!now it's all right!!!!!!!
13th May 2009, 01:21 PM |#8  
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i had the same problm too....

it kept turning off and just a few weeks ago it would never turn on...

i did try that trick of keeping the plastic thingy on the omap processor ... it worked for a few weeks max after tht it happened as above

finally took my phone to htc.. told them it was gift and i dont have the invoice... actually purchased frm ebay for 150$ .....

they checked it was in warranty,.. they replaced the board... hurray... my elfin is alive again.. and in wm6.1

hope htc fixes this crap issue as many face this problem
16th May 2009, 12:06 PM |#9  
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My HTC elf was freezing, rbooting and so on, i was thinking that it was a windows/flash/third party programs problems ....
BUT I confirm that the method "open the mobile and put a piece of thin plastic in between the omap prosessor chip and the steel piece tha goes over it"
brings my htc elf to life again ... stable !
(i've done it with a metal piece and not plastic.)
Thanks for the advice !!!!
6th July 2009, 07:56 PM |#10  
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my elf was freezing and turning off so i try this 2. method and it works, and elf is much faster then before in my case...
8th July 2009, 03:15 AM |#11  
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I've never had this problem before but this week my phone switched itself off (so had to boot up again) a couple of times. I did try a new custom rom but I've also been using a different charger (USB mains adaptor) and a replacement battery (this seems to be a poor replacement battery which seems to make up the battery level.

So I don't know what was causing it. For some reason, removing the SD card and re-inserting it seems to have done the trick for now but I'll keep watching it.
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