Help, I think I bricked my Droid3!

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  1. newjerseyninja
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    Right now the D3 will not power on if I hold down the power button.

    If I plug in a charger, the white LED near the HDMI and USB terminal will come on for a while, then it eventually goes out. I left the D3 charging for approximately 8 hours and it still won't power on.





    Here's how I got there:

    Last night I installed Safestrap 3.05. I had installed the latest CM9 in ROM slot2 and that worked fine. I had backed up the stock rom too. I then installed CM10.1 in slot1 and found that the phone would not start up past safestrap with that ROM. I then deleted CM10.1 in ROM slot 1. I was in the process of formatting ROM Slot1 for use with a different ROM when I feel asleep. The phone was not plugged in. When I woke up the phone was powered off, I assume due to a drained battery.



    How do I fix this?
     
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    You need to get a fully charged battery to see if the battery is the issue or it is the phone itself.
     
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    ****Update

    TO fix this I had to charge the phone in my car with the car charger. Apparently charging from a computer for 8 hours did nothing, even with an AC powered USB hub, it did not actually charge the phone. 10 minutes on the car charger got it started.
     
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    Ah yes. USB hubs do nothing via charging.

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