Dead Droid - now what?

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  1. urklegrue

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    I dropped it and it won't turn on. The LED is flashing, the volume rocker works, but the screen shows nothing.

    I was waiting for the Bionic to come out, or at least the Thunderbolt, but I need a phone now. What should I do? :(
     
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    Have you pulled the battery?
     
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    Yes, pulled the battery, replaced the battery with the spare, too, but still nothing.

    It is taunting me with the "DROOOID" sound but I can't see anything. I am so upset. I love this thing.
     
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    If I get a phone from Best Buy, I have 30 days to return it if the Thunderbolt comes out, correct?
     
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    How about a used dumb phone to hold you over until Thunderbolt appears?
     
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    See if the connector for the screen is just loose?
     
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    Where is that located?
     
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    I have seen threads of people describing taking the phone apart and re-seating a loose connector, so I figured if you see no physical damage, there is a chance the connector just loosened.

    I haven't taken mine apart, sorry.
    ;)
    I'll look around, see what I can find.

    Wait, what model?

     
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    Behind the screen is a flat wide cord-like cable behind the screen. Maybe GENTLY rummage around with a credit card. Very gently. You can easily break the connector which transfers the image to the screen.

    Other than that, Why don't you buy a fascinate or X or another Droid and return it in 29 days and try to get your Bionic? (Not sure of official day it's available).

    I loved my Droid, but I'm really happier with my new phone (Fascinate).
     
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    just an FYI verizon no longer has a 30 day return policy.... its now 14 days.
     
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    Oh, thanks for letting me know that! I did go to Best Buy and I can't do my early upgrade there. So with this information on the return policy I guess I am taking my sister's old Blackberry Storm (shudder) until I can get the Thunderbolt.

    Man, I am so bummed about this.
     
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    Oh and thanks for this video. I might as well try it. Nothing to lose.
     
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