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My phone dosent turn on or nothinq

I had the phone for a while.. and now.. i dont kno.. it dosent charge it doesent turn on. nothinq and people tell mi that maibe is that the battery died but i dont know cause it dont even charge.. i try to take out the battery and all.. but it dont do .. nothinq

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  • Mayzee Nov 07, 2007

    My XDA mini s Phone will not charge & there is no led light.

    I have tried a new battery and a new mains charger cable.

    The instructions state to charge the battery with a mains cable supplied for 8 hours. No such luck. Help!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous Nov 07, 2007

    help does not switch on even when on doc it goes on but dies when taken off !

  • Anonymous Dec 13, 2007

    same exact problem. the phone does not even work when plugged in only the red light in top right corner temporarally flashes.

  • maia chloe Dec 15, 2007

    it doesn't turn on,and it cannot display the homescreen,i thik its in the programs of my phone..what software should i use to reformat my phone? me.

  • JustBun2003 Dec 19, 2007

    The phone doesn't power on and the phone doesn't charge as well.

  • chujee Jan 18, 2008

    i have the same problem, whereby my phone won't switch on and there is no lights whatsoever when i tried to charge it. At first i thought it was my battery so i bought a new one. it still doesnt work so it has to be something wrong with the phone. please help. thanks

  • celeste56 Feb 12, 2008

    My phone died. Bought a new battery. The phone would come on but not charge. Tried using the data cable to charge. Same comes on but does not charge. The guy I bought it from on ebay won't replace it or do anything. I have only had this "new" phone for three months. Although after a little research, I found out that it was probably manufactured in 2004!!!
    Any ideas??

  • abbz Feb 13, 2008

    bought one of ebay. has no battery what do i need to buy as it will not charge.

  • dboyloya Mar 06, 2008

    same problem phone doesnt charge

  • Anonymous Mar 09, 2008

    saaamer herre =\

  • abbz Mar 14, 2008

    sent it back to the guy i bought it off.......e.bay

  • jim_66 Mar 28, 2008

    does anyone know if these are fixable after they get wet?

  • help a 1200 Apr 03, 2008

    i have a motorola a1200 at first it work fine then one day it just froze a red screen now it won't even turn on but if you was to plug it up to a charger then the screen will flash ...

  • bradyweb Apr 08, 2008

    I used my phone to make a video, which it successfully did, then put it in my pocket as usual and only about 5 minutes later I took it out of my pocket and it was completely dead. By coincidence I had checked right before I made the 30 second video and I still had 60% of my battery. My phone now has no sign of power. There are no lights at anytime, the lights do not come on when I try to charge and the phone will not come on at all when I have it hooked up to the charger. Any suggestions?

  • OmegaRed7 Apr 29, 2008

    it wont turn on after i turned it off

  • ProfMowry May 24, 2008

    My phone turns on and off and on and off. It tries to boot up but then turns off. I have taken the battery out, the sim card, recharged. It seems to be caught in a loop.

  • Anonymous May 25, 2008

    the red light on top blinks but that all it dose

  • hassan9270 Jun 02, 2008

    My phone does not turn on, remove the battery and put it back on, nothing happened still can't turn it on, put it to charge still nothing..

    Please anyone can help????

  • Anonymous Jun 05, 2008

    it wont turn on or even light got it a new batery same sh*t wont turn on

  • Anonymous Jun 30, 2008

    yea my sidekick slide isnt had died nd took me a while to get acess to a it wouldnt charge.but if you have a sidekick slide usb cord connect it to the computer it should work in 30 min or so

  • Smitty09056 Jul 02, 2008

    I have the same problem my phone doesn't turn on. It wouldn't even blink. I put it on the charger it does nothing, pluged it into the computer still nothing. i finally got ther light to start blinking so i quickly put it on the charger it has been charging for about 5 hours with no change. still will not power up. anyn suggestions.

  • cricket82 Jul 04, 2008

    my palm wont turn on, if i put it on the charger it will power on but if i take it off it goes back dead with no charge and anything i put on there ( time, date..etc) it erases it as you think its the battery or what..any suggestions would be helpful..thanks...christina

  • Anonymous Jul 13, 2008

    Battery died on my phone when i went to charge it it doesnt seem to charge and now it wont turn on or charge.

  • augie69 Jul 29, 2008

    i have the same same problem my mpx 200 is not turning on. pls help

  • Anonymous Aug 25, 2008

    changed the battery but now it only lasts about 6 to 8 hours

  • clown 1 Aug 27, 2008

    I have a Nokia flip phone. It was working fine then one day it decided to turn itself off and now won't turn back on. I tried charging it but nothing happen,the light didn't even come on,I also tried taking the battery out,but still nothing. What else can I do.

  • mbalissimo Oct 14, 2008

    My i600, wont charge. The separate batterey wont charge as well but the charger shows that it is on even though the phone wont turn "on" at all. . .

  • Anonymous Oct 14, 2008

    I have the same problem and so did one of my friends. I've bought a new battery and am gonna see if that sorts it out.

  • kalebyahyisr Oct 24, 2008

    i have this same problem but i doesnt need charged cuz i charged it last nite and now it wont come on

  • Anonymous Nov 07, 2008

    i have a sidekick 2 and it drop on the floor 1 and i try 2 chargers and they don't work so i pluged them in this moring until i came home from school but it was not charged

  • aqib959 Nov 23, 2008

    my phone stoped working and the shops cant fix it its not charjing problem

  • monicammedei Dec 30, 2008

    My phone won't turn on and it won't charge. It's not the battery cause I tried it on another phone and it worked. Can someone help? It's a blackberry 8100

  • Anonymous Jan 27, 2009

    phone wont turn on

  • rosharcilla Mar 08, 2009

    i charge my phone then my phone doesnt turn on

  • cnrofr Mar 20, 2009

    i was texting a few friends and the battery for my Q was one bar i fell asleep for 20 min and when i woke up it was dead. i tried charging it and it still wont charge i even took the battery out and still nothing.



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When the battery is totally depleted, you will need to use a charger that came with the phone. Sometimes it will take a few mintues (give it 10) for the battery/charging circuit to come on.

Sometimes you can charge from other sources than the charger that came with the phone. You generally will need enough charge on the battery to start the phone.

Example: If I have enough battery to where the boots and turns off, I can generally get it to charge from USB or my car adapter. You will need to get the phone to turn on and boot most of the way up before it will take a low current charge. If my phone is so dead it will not even turn on, I must plug it into the AC adapter. Sometimes even then the light does not turn on right away.

The problem is probably due to the number of amps provided by the charger. When the battery is totally dead, the charging circuit is drawing so many amps that it will prevent low amp chargers from being able to do the job. That's why these phones have such heavy duty AC adapters.

Posted on Mar 12, 2008

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Unfortunately, it is not always the battery. My phone's battery died and the phone is now dead, permanently. The AC adapter doesn't charge the phone or allow it to power on. Something in the phone is "stuck". The phone will boot into the bootloader, but that's it. We cannot flash the phone at all. Sorry, but there doesn't appear to be a fix for this problem and Motorola isn't interested in helping. Good luck!!

Posted on Jan 22, 2007

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I don't know how windman became rank Wiz. He seems like an idiot. He probably has a small ***** and is a virgin and is ***. Bam. Three sexuality insults in one.

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My sidekick slide is not turning on even if its on the charger i dont know whats the problem

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One more thing. There was a possible solution on a website I came across, but I dont' remember which one. Sorry. The restart feature described how each of the pins of the USB connection needed a specific range of voltages to properly power the phone. However, ONE of the pins (I dont remember which) will restart the phone if the voltage applied is out of the required range! I wish I could find this site and run a test case on my phone. If it works I'll be sure to tell everyone. If you know the site, please let me know! Thanks!!

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Hi well, way dont you listen to all those how told you on the battery? from your description it seems to be the battery - its dead it cant charge and there for the phone wont turn on if you take out the battry then the phone wont have even a hope to light up - wont it? does it work well when you plug it with the AC adapter? if soo then its most certainly the battery! buy a new 1 good luck

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I had this problem too,

i found that actually what it is, is that the battery has NO charge so it can't take a charge.( it need some energy to power up its charging circuit)

To fix this you can either:

  • Buy a new battery, this costs though, and you will have to wait a couple of days minimum for your phone to be working again.
  • You can charge it up enough just to get the Charging Circuits up and running. If you have an aproximately 3.7 volt and about 1050mAh AC adaptor spare then you locate the positive and negative wires running from it and clip them and strip them so you have two wires coming from the adaptor, one positive, one negative, each with about 1cm naked wire at the end.

  • You can connect it up to the battery by touching the negative wire to the negative terminal and postiove wire to the positive terminal.

  • You must keep them connected for at least 15 minutes, by then, the battery should have enough power to start the charging process.
Please Note: I bear no responsibilty if this method damages anything (it didn't for me) or if anybody manages to electrify themselves, or for that matter, if you get hurt or damage anything while attempting this.

Posted on Oct 19, 2008

Not to nitpick on an unrelated thing, but how did you manage to even spell "phone" much less purchase one? Unless English is your second language, you need to go back to school and learn to spell...just a suggestion.

Posted on Aug 28, 2008

When the battery is 100% drained , there is no way it can be charged again from AC/DC Adaptor or USB Cable .. it needs to get charged at least 30% from some phone repair shop so it will work .. i had the same problem .. So dont get it to Drain 100% ever ..

Posted on Mar 27, 2008

Dont buy it because it will just break agian

Posted on Feb 18, 2008

On the HW6500 series there are two small pips on the inside of the rear cover. One of them operates a tiny switch which is supposed to switch off the battery if you take the cover off with the power on. BUT if the plastic rear cover gets warm as it often does in your pocket then the case will move a fraction and poof your ipaq goes off or resets. Be very careful when you put the rear case on - push the pips into the holes and squeese hard as you slide the cover up. Plug into charge for a few minutes and the red light should change to orange. Leave it charging over night and all should be well again. It is a bad design fault - in extreme cases you may have to get a replacement rear cover - quite expensive. can any one tell me if you can short this switch out somehow?

Posted on Jan 16, 2008

Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it still wont turn on

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I got my sidekick two a week ago the phone shut off wednesday of this week but the phone dont turn on and when i plug it out and plug it in back the phone says its still dead so i am wondering how long does a very dead barttery be fully charged that i can turn it on .

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i buy it today its in safe package and this is my first use but battery dont charge its normal? and i must buy another buttry? or this is another problem
if this is from battery whay in first use and first day? motorola company place a dead battry in package ?

Posted on Dec 11, 2007

People, please listen. I had the same issue with the sidekick 3. It stopped charging. I bought a new battery and a new charger and guess what? It still didn't charge. Save money on all of those items and just get a battery charger. It will save you money, aggravation and your precious time. Get it on ebay...Mac

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I had the same exact problem with mine. I had to buy a new battery and a desktop charger from ebay. It seems that the battery goes so far dead that it won't even allow you to charge it using the phone. So you have take it out of the phone and put it into a separate charger give it a little time and it will come back to life.

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The USB trick worked...I just did this for my phone

Posted on Mar 27, 2007

Have the battery rear cover switch checked if you have already conirmed that the battery is faulty!!!

Posted on Mar 09, 2007

My treo 600 wont charge it stayes about 15% and there is a new battery in it

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My phone had the same problem. Tried another bat,did not work. tried my bat in another phone and it worked. so from that i deduce that it is not the bat. What else can it be?

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Go to a shop and get it fixed

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