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Help ASAP my MDA wont turn on

My t-mobile mda was left on all night without charging. When I plugged it in this morning to charge it the orange light didnt even flash or come on at all....what wrong with my poor phone :-(

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Make sure to use the factory charger i had the same problem

Posted on Dec 03, 2007

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It might take a while tfor the light to come on . leaving it on all night should not hurt it. try charging it again

Posted on Nov 12, 2007


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