1 month left on my contract and the phone won't turn on. No previous indication of any problems. No recently new apps. I didn't drop it recently (3 times total since I got the phone when originally released) and no liquids spilled on it. The battery was fine earlier and shows the charging indicator light when plugged in. Pushing the power button illuminates the 4 icons at the bottom of the screen, but the screen doesn't come on itself. Sliding open the phone illuminates the same icons as well as backlights the keyboard, but still nothing on the screen.

I removed the battery for approx. 30 seconds and reinstalled it with no change.

Phone is long since out of warranty and I don't have the "insurance" through Verizon.

Any tips/tricks to get it to work or is it now a shotgun target?

Thanks in advance.