This afternoon my Droid fell out of my chair onto the floor and the battery popped out. Ever since, the phone will turn on but only the backlight operates (no LED).
A week or two ago I went back to a stock 2.01 from Sholes v1.1. This is the chain of events from last night. Perhaps you guys have some ideas?
- I still had sprecovery 0.99b installed and located on the root of my sdcard
- I still had the "back to 2.01" update.zip on the sdcard
- Last night, while cleaning up my phone I deleted both files
- Today when I dropped it, the battery popped out and that was the first restart since I deleted those files
- Now the screen backlight will come on as if its going to boot but nothing more
- I can do some adb commands to the phone
- adb push and adb shell do not work; adb reboot and adb reboot recovery do work
- Regardless I only reach the black screen with the backlight (whether its an adb reboot recovery or battery pull followed by power + x)
- I put flash_image (just in case it was there and I just didn't notice it) and the same version of sprecovery (which is still the latest version) back onto my sdcard via an old Blackberry
- I am still unable to get passed the black screen with the backlight (whether its an adb reboot recovery or battery pull followed by power + x)
I'd like to try a blind navigation of the boot menu, but I'm not sure the exact sequence of clicks that I would require to try a nandroid restore or a reinstall of update.zip (assuming either will help). The phone was accepting phone calls (ringing on my friends end) until I put the files back on the SD card and did a few adb reboot and adb reboot recovery's; now it goes straight to voicemail. The phone doesn't make any noise or vibrations; with the phone plugged in MotoConnect returns "No application available". "adb devices" returns an empty list.
I was able to get it to a VZW "authorized retailer" as they are only 2 blocks away, but the woman just claimed the screen had a crack in it and directed me to the corporate store a couple miles away. I cannot see this crack in any lighting conditions.