Question about HTC G1
My android G1 is dead - doesn't respondto power on. I have put it on charger for a couple of hours without any effect.
I've even tried both soft reset and factory reset without success.
This phone is not used in the US so I can't return it to T-Mobile :(
I'm not sure what the problem is - could be the battery is dead, but I haven't had any issues with it (apart from the ordinary short battery life when data, GPS are on).
As it is now it's a paper weight on my desk, and I'll be a bit hesistant about recommending a phone to anyone, even a power user - and I'm a pretty advanced IT user.
Any help will be much appreciated.
Can I replace the battery with any other HTC battery?
Well try to get your hands on either a second G1 phone or a multimeter to rule out a battery issue. If you take a charged battery from another G1 and it still doesn't turn on you will have a logic board issue. With a multimeter you can measure the battery directly, if the phones doesn't turn on if the voltage is over 3.7V, you'll have a logic board issue as well. Within one year T-Mobile should give you a replacement. If you can't get a replacement under warranty there is both an T-Mobile G1 Repair Guide and a third party T-Mobile G1 Repair Service, If you try a self-repair make sure you feel comfortable with opening devices that are not meant to be user serviceable.
Posted on May 17, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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