I'll start this by saying I bought this phone from a 3rd party and don't have a warranty. I need to fix the phone myself, by someone more knowledgeable than I, or buy a new one if this problem is not resolved.
Long story short, left my phone off while I slept and awoke to a dead phone. Plug it into the wall, white light stares back at me. The second I plug the phone in, dual core moto logo appears, and it turns on. The phone gets to the sd card check and shuts down. I try this a few times with the same result:
moto logo > SD Card check > Connect charger warning > phone shuts off > plug in charger > White light > moto logo > you get the picture
vget frustrated, leave the phone alone for an hour. Come back, try a lower power charger, same thing happens after 20 mins, white light to turn on to automatic shut off.
Open up the back of the phone, charge the phone with a spliced USB, phone is on and everything functions fine. Phone won't charge though wall, car charger, or car dock. Randomly a USB port will charge the phone, but it's sporadic at best. I have to restart my computer and the phone to get a charge, and even then it takes quite a while to charge the phone via USB port. I did a factory restore to ensure it's not a software thing, but the problem persists.
I've tried all the button combinations, powering off the phone while charging via usb, wall plugs, rain dances, string quartet and a dozen roses, etc.
Anybody have any ideas on how to fix this thing? I was thinking about purchasing a new battery, but the battery will take a charge via USB, so
I figure its the internals that might have a problem.
Next thing to try is a physical battery pull, but I don't have the correct screwdriver to do that yet so I'm hoping somebody can show me a thread that I missed in my search and can help me.
TL;DR :: White light on phone even with battery at 100%. Won't charge via wall / car charger, will charge if I try 1,000 times via my computer's USB port.