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Screen wont turn on

My new G1 no longer turns on when I open the keyboard or or press any of the buttons. The light keeps blinking. I've tried charging it and nothing happens, It just keeps blinking and the screen stays off. I can't turn it on or off either

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  • heartbreaka2 Mar 01, 2009

    My phone will not turn on. When I push the power button a red light blinks repeatedly. As soon as I let go of the power button, the light stops. I have taken the battery out several times and for different periods of time. Each time I place the battery back and attempt to turn the G1 on I have the same problem. I've also had freezing issues and have had to remove the battery several times to turn the phone on

    I have had this phone since december. The first G1 I recieved was defective and would sparatically shut off and not turn on again. I returned it to the store for another new G1. Its a nice phone but I do not recommend to any one. Too many problems!!!

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You are going to have to ty a hard reset. Don't worry about things being deleted from the phone, as your phone auto syncs with Gmail when you enter your account info again.

To hard reset...turn the phone on while holding home and back. Follow on screen prompt.

If that doesn't work try..

Hold home and power buttons
once phone is on, open keyboard and hold alt first + w

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