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My HTC G1 won't turn on. Last year my G1 turned off out of no where...the battery wasn't low or anything. It wouldn't turn back on when I held the power button. Even when I pluged in the power charger the light wouldn't come on. I called HTC and they told me to send in my G1 so they would fix it...but I didn't want to pay a lot of money. I just saved my G1 and got a cheap phone until I knew how to fix it. Four months I attemped to turn on my G1 and it worked! I used my G1 for two months until it did the same thing and wouldn't turn on. Even since my G1 won't turn on. Please help!

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Most probably there is a lose contact which heats up and deforms during usage, or can be deformed with the slightest pressure in your hands - therefore it can be switched on only when it either cools down and your press it in some particular way. Or both simultaneously.
This problem will never fix itself - ff you really want to use your phone and trust that it will work, you should ask a repairman to fix it.
Is the warranty period still lasting? Then you should ship it back to the dealer/manufacturer. First you will be required to cover the shipping costs, but you should arrange that they refund these costs if they find out that the problem with phone was not your fault. That's because consumer law in any civilized country states that the seller shall cover all expenses related to warranty service repair if it wasn't your fault, but you should cover all costs if the problem was caused by you.
If the nearest HTC warranty service is far away, and you don't want to spend long time to have it fixed - then it might be more useful to find a repairman in your proximity (unofficial repair services are usually quite cheap).

Posted on Mar 05, 2011

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