But these are not normal circumstances. Trust me, I wish it was not so, but due to my own ignorance (first time) and stupidity (second time), I am speaking from experience. I pushed this button, saw the screen flash but no display, and the white light came back on. That leads me to believe that it was starting to accept a charge, but my monkeying around with it triggered it back into the "battery protection" mode. I then left it alone and it recovered. By the grace of a power greater than me, I have been lucky enough to recover from this both times, but it is a very time consuming process, and that part I don't fully understand. If it is conjecture or guessing on my part, I will qualify it as such so I don't mislead anyone.
@WRXlovin: For grins, I would put it back on the charger (car or house) that gave you a couple hours of white light and then the light went off. These were good indications for my recovery. Leave it there at least 6 hours, preferably overnight, and check it in the morning. If you are lucky enough to get it to come back up, you could then recover anything you want before sending it back in, or keep it and return the replacement if you so desire. What do you have to lose?
The first time I did this I was on the road. The car charger I had would make the white light flash on for a few seconds and then go out. It never would accept a charge with these indications. When I got home, I tried house chargers with the same results. Finally, I tried a car charger I had in my truck, and got the indications you reported, and the phone recovered.