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    8900 won't turn on

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    all of a sudden, after I added a few aftermarket themes (only thing I can think of that I did different) my 8900 won't turn on. Took battery out several times, get the red LED for about five secs, then nothing. I have it plugged in now - No LED but a battery icon in the middle of the screen - and still won't boot up - any ideas?

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    now, it did turn on after sitting hooked up to the pc for about twenty minutes - still, strange...what caused this?

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    sorry for all the "updates" I just noticed that overnight, even though the device was off - I swear, the battery was drained to 0. could something be also causing this?

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    Could just be a defective hardware problem.
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    The screen you describe in your first post indicates a drained battery.
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    defective hw? I tend to think not as it's been fine for months. I am running Viigo, BeWeather - maybe one of those apps kept the phone on and continually was updating?

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    Quote Originally Posted by terrapin View Post
    now, it did turn on after sitting hooked up to the pc for about twenty minutes - still, strange...what caused this?
    My 8900 did the same thing only mine didn't come back on no matter what tmo replaced it
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    Quote Originally Posted by terrapin View Post
    defective hw? I tend to think not as it's been fine for months. I am running Viigo, BeWeather - maybe one of those apps kept the phone on and continually was updating?
    It's entirely possible it could be a hardware glitch. Everything created in the history of everything worked one second and not the next. It is a good possibility however that if you had enough 3rd party apps running in the background updating, it could have drained it. Also depends if Wi-Fi, GPS, and Bluetooth were on too. The biggest killer is usually when you have no signal as the phone CONSTANTLY tries to find one.
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    That actually just happened to my flipberry - I took it to TMObile and they said to connect it to Desktop Manager and reinstall the operating system. I am trying that now but am skeptical...

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    it turns out that my battery was just SOOOO dead....crazy

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    LOL. Better check those 3rd party apps for auto-updates.
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    8900 not turning on

    Mine did the same thing. I only had it for about a month and then one morning on a medical app. it asked me to upgrade and when it reset it wouldn't come back on. Just the flashing five. I tried everything. T-Mobile sent me another phone. When i called their tech support and he heard what it was doing they didn't even try to offer tech support, like they new what was going on. Usually they argue about sending you another phone without the insurance. It really sucked I hadn't backed up my information so I had to re-enter everything. It's really scarey though. Love the phone other than that.

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