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My phone bricked itself - rest ideas?

Discussion in 'Droid Bionic Tech Support' started by paramax55, Jun 27, 2012.

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    My phone bricked itself yesterday. It really sucked because it was kicking @$$! Quadrant score 2483, rock solid 4G, webtop2SD, 2Gig swap partition, 10Gig partition for /osh... Anyhoo, I got a text, pressed the power button, the screen came on, I tried to put in my PIN to unlock it, no response from the touch screen, then it powered off and that's all she wrote.

    I tried pulling the battery, up-down volume buttons with the power button, power button with the battery pulled, putting it under a heat pack for an hour (no water damage btw), then I pulled it apart and shorted the internal memory battery for 10 seconds... all to no avail. Anybody else have any other ideas to try?
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    may try a fastboot cable if you have one.. may be a battery issue..
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    I don't know what a fastboot cable is, but I've tried 3 different batteries and the original battery works in my spare phone.
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    fastboot cable or factory cable is a cable that allows the phone to run off it in case of dead battery . you can find them on ebay for 4 or 5 bucks . sorry but i dont have any more ideas.
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    All I've used is the data cable with a plug-in charger, or with the computer, or a lapdock. Or, if it's really dead, I just swap the battery with one that's been charged externally.
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    I'd assume you are rooted? I was rooted on my Bionic and then it bricked itself one day. I had to flash an SBF using RSD Lite and then just decided to keep it stock and got to be a "Tester" for Motorola on the last update that it got. I think mine was boot looping though. I can't remember, but I've had no problems with that phone ever since I just went back to stock.
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    LOL. It has to power up before you can flash it.
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    Oh! I didn't know that it wouldn't power up at all. Weird!
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    Well, it's probably a hardware issue, then. As much as we don't like to think about it, just like all other electronics, these thing can and will die without warning sometimes.
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    I've already ordered another phone, so it's not a gigantic deal. I just wanted to try to reset it if it could be done. I'd like to get some notes and stuff back out of it. I figure the thing shouldn't be completely dead since it did try to come up, then went through a self power-down. It recognized that something was wrong and shut down in an organized way.
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