My Droid died?

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  1. xconwayx

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    I was sitting texting away on my droid, when it froze. No big deal, just kill it and start it back up. I am running Cyanogenmod's Froyo release and it is not overclocked. All I get when I start it back up is a lit screen, no sound no M logo. I can't even hold x to get into recovery.

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    I just had my friend call my phone and it still functions, it seems the screen is what has failed.

    Any help on fixing it?
     
    #1 xconwayx, Jul 24, 2010
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    In the heat of freaking out last night, I posted that half coherent thread.

    My backlight comes on, I do not get a picture ever. I can use screencast and everything works fine there. I can also unlock my phone and do other tasks as it will vibrate when doing so.

    Can you manually replace the screen?
     
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    Holding up on the d-pad while rebooting also displays nothing? This would be the screen used for RSD Lite.

    Someone recently posted that Motorola replaces the screen for a little under 100 bucks. Give Verizon a ring and see what they say. With it being less than a year I bet warranty covers it and you can probably just get it swapped at your local store at no charge.
     
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    I am getting the phone replaced, ships tomorrow. I will be shipping my old unit back, and I have tried to use RSDlite to unroot my phone. It gets to the point where it tells me to manually boot the phone, but no matter what I do, I never get past it. Since my screen is rendered useless should I bother or is there something else to look for?
     
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    You could have just fixed the phone, slide the phone open, press and hold the T key, this puts it in networking mode, back up your data, and the reflashed it. But since you are getting a replacement, just do those steps to get your data.
     
    #5 vzwtek, Jul 25, 2010
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