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HELP ME WITH MY PALM CENTRO

MY PHONE WONT TURN ON AT FIRST IT KEPT TRYING TO HOTSYNC AND I DIDNT EVEN TELL IT SO I TOOK OUT THE BATTERY AND AND THE SIM CARD AND THEN IT WOULDNT TURN BACK ON.

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  • elitecheercu Sep 27, 2008

    my phone kept going to hot sync and then i cancelled it fianlly it turn off complety and now the red light wont go off and the screen wont turn on please someone help me i cant get another phone adn it is making me really mad!

  • my life Oct 10, 2008

    I have this same problem. Hot-sync turns it self on and gets stuck. I too took the battery out to reboot the phone, the only problem is that it won't turn back on now. They are sending me a new one. I love this phone. I wish they could fix the software problem.

  • jscaife Oct 14, 2008

    i have the same problem, perpetual hot-sync, then nothing
    going to sprint to try and get another phone


  • urban01 Nov 03, 2008

    Same exact problem, It was trying to hot sycn by itself. Removed battery and it never went back on again. !!!!

  • Anonymous Dec 29, 2008

    The SAME thing has happened too! it sometimes will go to the normal screen, but then will go exactly to the same resetting/rebooting hotsync. HELp!

  • huffer38 Jan 08, 2009

    My palm centro did the same thing. Going crazy on the hot sync and then finally went off completely. I've tried these solutions but my screen wont come on for anything. They red dot will come on and off when I hold the red button and the up key.

  • Anonymous Jan 11, 2009

    my phone is doing same thing it went to hot sync and wudnt let me do anything i took the batery out and it wundnt turn back on after the red light still goes on when it plug it in but it isnt working??? is there any way to fix it??????

  • Kelsaroo Jan 20, 2009

    after i got in a car accident and my phone went flying across the car it kept trying to hotsync with nothing, and finally when i got home i plugged it in thinking id give it what it wanted...but then it died. i took the battery out blah blah and it wouldnt turn on at all. after like 2 hours i retried and it finally worked again. idk how i fixed it but my friends did the same thing only hers didnt turn back on again

  • Anonymous Jan 30, 2009

    same problem. so sad! it's a known issue! I am waiting on my replacement phone, but now I don't even want it if it's going to do this again!

  • margaretts Feb 06, 2009

    Not sure what happened to my son's phone, but it was trying to do something and locked up - he took the battery out, but now he won't go back on again - the orange light is on, but that's it. Please help - he bought this with all the money he earned from a holiday job.

  • ashrr27 Feb 07, 2009

    My son got ahold of the phone and hotsync came on and I couldnt cancel it. Then the phone shut off. The red light stayed on but I still had a blank screen. I tried to charge it. That didnt do any good. I finally hit the red button and the up key for a few seconds. Then took battery out and back in then the phone came back on. Right now it acts like it wants to work. Do u have to have hotsync or can u get rid of it?

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I am having the same problem.

Posted on Sep 19, 2008

  • Houseparty19 Sep 19, 2008

    Tom(Fri Sep 19 2008 07:42:34 GMT-0300 (Atlantic Daylight Time))>Disconnect your smartphone from its AC charger and USB sync cable. The hard reset will not work if either of these is connected.

    Remove the battery cover, take out the battery, and put it back in.

    When the Palm logo appears, press and hold Power/End until the black status bar at the bottom of the screen fills and disappears.

    The screen will go blank briefly, then you'll see an "Erase all data?" prompt.
    Release Power/End .

    Press Up to confirm the hard reset.

    When the language selection screen appears, select the same language you selected for your desktop software.

    Then you'll be prompted to tap targets and set up your device. When these steps are done, your device is ready for use.

    Let me know if you need any further clarification in the steps listed above.

  • jhovis_123 Sep 08, 2010

    the hotsync steel comes out how do i get riid of it?

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Plug the phone in and then hold power and up key, it takes a few seconds and then will reboot.

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That's exactly the same problem i'm having! i picked up my palm centro phone to use it and noticed it was trying to hotsync. i haven't yet used the synch feature. i tried to cancel it but it wouldn't exit. i took out the battery and now while it initally displays the palm screen (with orange circle) when the battery is inserted, it then goes blank and the key pad and all other controls flash on and off.

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