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Screen is now white with the text --download started--, emergency @ usb.

I dont know what is happening, nothing happened to my phone to my knowledge, it just went to a white screen. on the white screen it says --download started-- blank then it says, emergency @ usb, then at the bottom of that screen it says, boothlock version: a870:zd09.1. i can turn the phone on, but it goes directly to this screen. i cannot turn it off, i have to remove the battery. i also cannot call or text or even see anything other than this white screen. i cannot receive calls or text either. what is wrong?

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  • monry Apr 22, 2008

    i dont know what is happening, nothing happened to my phone to my knowledge, it just went to a white screen. on the white screen it says --download started-- blank then it says, emergency @ usb, then at the bottom of that screen it says, boothlock version: a870:zd09.1. i can turn the phone on, but it goes directly to this screen. i cannot turn it off, i have to remove the battery. i also cannot call or text or even see anything other than this white screen. i cannot receive calls or text either. what is wrong?

  • monry Apr 22, 2008

    i dont know what is happening, nothing happened to my phone to my knowledge, it just went to a white screen. on the white screen it says --download started-- blank then it says, emergency @ usb, then at the bottom of that screen it says, boothlock version: a870:zd09.1. i can turn the phone on, but it goes directly to this screen. i cannot turn it off, i have to remove the battery. i also cannot call or text or even see anything other than this white screen. i cannot receive calls or text either. what is wrong?

  • Anonymous Aug 29, 2008

    i have the same problem but it happens after it flashes the verizon screen for 3 hours non stop and it wont turn off. it keeps doing the same thing every time i plug it in or put in the battery.

  • mark_riddle Feb 08, 2009

    mine is doing the same thing as above.  once in a blue moon it goes back to home screen...but then it acts like it is possessed. then the white screen again. 

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Holding down the camera button, (samsung a870), while inserting the battery got this one working again.

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Well it could be from that or just pushing to many buttons in the wrong way. if wet dry it out in front of a fan or by a breezy window. then try taking out the battery, put it back in, and press the sideways left button a few times. then if it says low battery, plug it in. worked for mine at least, maybe will work for urs

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Alright the blowdryer worked. even baby drool can cause this problem. however i did take the phone apart to clean it.

Posted on Dec 28, 2009

Has anyone ever given a solution?

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Same thing happened to me but it suddenly stopped so i cant help u

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I had the same problem after having the phone for a few weeks. I took it into phone dealer and they said it had water damage. Which is impossible because it has never been in or around water. I put my blow dryer to it just in case. Then I left the phone on so the battery could die. After a few weeks of letting the phone air dry it now works. However, when I try and take a pic it says memory full. Now, I can't take a pic. Hope this helps!

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I dont know what is happening, nothing happened to my phone to my knowledge, it just went to a white screen. on the white screen it says --download started-- blank then it says, emergency @ usb, then at the bottom of that screen it says, boothlock version: a870:zd09.1. i can turn the phone on, but it goes directly to this screen. i cannot turn it off, i have to remove the battery. i also cannot call or text or even see anything other than this white screen. i cannot receive calls or text either. what is wrong?

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Same problem. I used my phone one evening and when I opened it to use it the next mornign I had hte **** screena nd same message. I took the battery out and put it back in and it is fine. Nothing had happened to me phone the night before - it was safely tucked into my purse....

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buy a new phone and try real hard nt to drop it the a920 tends to pack up when dropped as it happened to my last a920 and even telecom went to repair it but it was going to cost more than the price of a replacement a920

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