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Phone went off only blue light showing

My G1 went off and wont come back on when I press the turn on button it only brings the blue light on instead of starting up the phone

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  • hishamhamad Feb 06, 2009

    same thing happened to me, the battery still seemed ok, since the icon still showed a fully charged battery. it just shut down out of the blue, and when i try to turn it back on, it flashes a red light at the top side.

  • Karen Parker
    Karen Parker Feb 09, 2009

    Same exact problem here. Blue light then after taking the battery out and putting it back in, flashing red light. My son read somewhere that the menu button and the mouse button were apparently both pushed dn at the same time for a short period of time causing it to lock up. Still looking for a solution to this issue though.

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2009

    Have the same problem

  • Neef247 May 06, 2009

    Where is the master reset button at on the G1 I have a bluelight flashing the screen will not come on need help?

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Well plug the charger into the phone with the battery still intact.....then remove the battery while the phone is still plugged in. then unplug the charger and plug it back in........place battery back into phone and then power it up. That worked for me.

Posted on Apr 22, 2009

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  • raypeggy876 Aug 27, 2010

    i did exactly what was mentioned for this exact problem, however, a red light came on instead.
    so, i just tried it over and over again, until i pushed on the turn on button for like 3 seconds or however long for the g1 logo to start up!.. thank you so much..

  • purushotham Dec 22, 2012

    its not working

  • julian benitez Mar 19, 2013

    raypeggy876 how did u du it plz help mi ive been triying for a long time to turn on my g1 but i cant

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If you turn the phone on whilst holding the trackball down, then the blue light will come on and the screen remain dark. If this is happening all the time I assume the button is wedged down or wet causing it to short.

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While switching on the phone only blue light coming on top and phone not responding. any suggestiongs

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HAVE A G1 and my daugthter slobbered on it and after a while only the blue light shows with no screen. Can anyone help me before i decide to buy a new one? Get at me quick.

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At this point you would want to use a different outlet, try and different charger, or replace the battery. If it is still not powering on you would want to attempt a master reset to the device.

Posted on Feb 04, 2009

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