1. IanLorenc's Avatar
    So, I'm listening to music on the DVP whilst it was also charging off the PC, when all of a sudden the good times stop.
    I look to see why the tunes have stopped and this was what I saw:

    I unplug it and the screen goes blank. It didn't respond to any button so I pulled the battery. I put it back in a little while later (after it had cooled down; though it was no hotter than usual) but it doesn't power up.

    Any ideas?...before it's steamrollered.
    05-24-2012 09:52 AM
  2. inteller's Avatar
    remove the SIM and the battery for 30 mins, then try again.
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    05-24-2012 11:04 AM
  3. IanLorenc's Avatar
    It just powered on a few moments before your post and it said battery critically low. Plugged the charger in and it immediately went back to that same, unresponsive state.

    Trying your advice now.
    05-24-2012 11:11 AM
  4. inteller's Avatar
    well, if you can get it to a boot state I'd bite the bullet and do a hard reset.
    05-24-2012 11:38 AM
  5. IanLorenc's Avatar
    It's back on.
    Well, it's back on while it's plugged into a wall charger (not PC) anyway. I think the battery may have expired. It's been on for a while but doesn't seem to be gaining charge.
    05-24-2012 03:38 PM
  6. IanLorenc's Avatar
    Left it charging overnight and rather inexplicably, it's working fine now.
    05-25-2012 08:28 AM
  7. inteller's Avatar
    Mine old Zune did that too once. Glad to hear it is working again.
    05-25-2012 08:45 AM
  8. IanLorenc's Avatar
    Er...it's not okay, it seems.
    It's alternating between seeming perfectly fine and then getting incredibly hot, powering down with the battery apparently completely discharged.
    Recharge over night then repeat from step 1.

    I might just hard reset it and stick on Ebay as spares or repairs.
    05-27-2012 12:58 PM
  9. Fleon's Avatar
    Had a similar problem with my old HTC G1. Turns out this isn't all that rare when charging from a PC.

    Many PCs put out sub-optimal power from their USB ports and this can apparently screw up the battery and/or battery charge memory. Try just charging on AC for a week or so and try a battery replacement if that doesn't work.
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    05-30-2012 04:16 PM
  10. IanLorenc's Avatar
    Thanks for the tip.
    I was going to try a new battery anyway before getting rid, but I'll give that charging tip a try too.
    05-31-2012 12:09 PM
  11. N8ter's Avatar
    Never charge from a PC if you can help it.

    If you must, do it from the ports at the back of the PC, not those couple ports in the front. USB extender cables are useful for that.
    05-31-2012 05:39 PM
  12. IanLorenc's Avatar
    I must admit that whilst the Titan almost always drinks it's juice from the mains, the Dell almost always was charged from USB port and a front port at that, too.
    06-01-2012 01:25 AM