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Won't Turn On/Charge

My LG VX8600 was working perfectly fine and then suddenly today it turned off and now when I press the power button, the verizon wireless screen turns on for as long as I press the button and then it dies again when I release. I tried taking out the battery and leaving it out and also charging the phone and the same thing happens. Any ideas on what the problem is and what I can do about it?

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  • gabe101 Nov 30, 2007

    my phone has the exact same problem, I do not know what to do, please help!!!!

  • Anonymous Dec 06, 2007

    mine is doing this too. 

  • Anonymous Dec 08, 2007

    So is mine!

  • KickNine Feb 10, 2008

    Pretty much same thing, only phone simply wont charge, battery is completely dead now. Tried the sand paper thing and it wont work. Looks like there is corrosion in the charging port. HELP!

  • kacey21x21 Jul 09, 2008

    Mine won't charge anymore, I used to have to wiggle it until it would start charging, and then leave it there untouched until it got fully charged.  Last night it tried doing that, and it didn't work.  I NEED my phone and am very upset.

  • mallycat310 Aug 23, 2008

    my phone is tow weeks old, its only dropped once and i always keep it in the case. suddenly it acts like its not charged although its been plugged in for a day. it will only show the LG start up screen as long as i hold the power button then it turns off. and when its charging it wont ever charge, as soon as i unplug it, it will show empty and power down. ive tried other batteries and other people have tried mine. mine works in there's but nothing works in mine.

  • mummaL2 Sep 19, 2008

    My white chocolate through Telus has a similar problem... it was working fine. had my phone ALMOST a year and now the past week or so it will suddenly shut itself off out of no where or if i open it to fast or close it to fast. and once it shuts off i try to turn it on adn all it does is show theLG logo then the screen says at the bottom "battery power off" now it wont turn on at all. thats all i get. i have taken the battery out and left it out for a few hours and i have tried charging it although before it shut itself down it had full battery charge. no idea what to do now!

  • Anonymous Dec 15, 2008

    i have had the same problem, meaning my phone will just shut off. i went into verizon the first time and just had it replaced. unfortunately it happened again and my warranty is up. i figured out it was the copper peices that connect the battery to the phone itself. there are supposed to be four copper colored metal pieces that show, but one was pushed in to far for some reason. i dont know if i did it or if it just got jiggled around too much and happened that way but that was the problem. now my problem is that i did that so much i broke it off by accident. not good to play with it too much if that is your poblem and you do try to fix it.

  • puppygirl26 Mar 20, 2009

    I will try charging it but nothing happens. Then when i turn it on it starts turning on and then just shuts off. A couple of days ago when it was working in order to charge it i would have to wiggle the charger around till it beebed and then sit stuff on top of the charger to get it working

  • Anonymous May 18, 2009

    thats the same as mine, but atleast i know im not the only one.

    i dont think i have turned by phone off more than 10 times after almost two years, so i think that may be the problem.

    but this isnt the first time this happened, this happend almost a year ago and i had to get it fixed. Then when i got it fixed bell send me instructions on to how to properly charge my phone...



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When that happened to me it could have been caused by two possible problems:
1) water damage. If you know it's not water damage, it still could be because if you had your phone in the bathroom while having a shower, steam can seep in and if it's one thing I noticed about chocolate flips they get water damage really easily.
------>>> If that is the case then you have to take your battery off and take a really fine ground sand paper and rub along the contacts (like the copper that is on the battery and the phone that touch when you put ur battery in) and that will rub off any kind of oxidization (rust) and possibly make your phone work. It happened to mine and I did that and it was successful

2) you could not be turning your phone off regularly enough. Technically, you are supposed to turn your phone off every night when you go to bed to give your battery time to re-vamp. Also, I was speaking with a rep from telus and they were saying that you should also turn your phone off during the day, just for a minute then turn it back on again and apparently it recharges the battery as well.

Hope this helps!! It only comes from personal experience so it all depends on the reason why it's doing that.

Posted on Dec 09, 2007


I have this same prob it just started today i hope that verizon will replace it i had the same problem wit the last one that i had and now this one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted on Aug 08, 2008


I just got this phone today and went to charge it and when I plugged the charger in it beeped crazy at me and wouldn't charge... eventually the battery died and I still can't figure out how to make the charger work.. according to my friend who has the same phone it was plugged in correctly

Posted on Jul 03, 2008

I've went through this problem with four different LG Chocolates. The manufacturer puts these phones togethers rather poorly. The main problem i had is the port in which you plug your charger into breaks. The only real solution is to replace the part if they even have any more, or replace the phone. When the port breaks it makes it impossible to transfer your contacts and other information to the replacement phone.

Posted on Feb 22, 2008

My LG Chocolate has just done the same thing, plug the charger in and nothing happens try to turn it on and nothing, i hope vodafone take it back lucky i have 3 weeks of warranty to go

Posted on Dec 18, 2007

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hi , i know a friend have one like that, same probleme he have to bring back to make it fix by the compagny,, only help can give you Yvon chow !!!

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