Having issues turning ON my Evo
I've only had to power cycle the Evo a few times so far (Waze traffiic app locked it up today badly) and today in particular I had to yank the battery and wait before putting it back in before I could power on the phone. I'd hold the power button, but the device would never come on.
Has anyone else experienced this? I've thought that button might be a little touchy since I got the phone, but haven't given it much serious consideration until today, when I simply could NOT get it to turn on until after I yanked the battery for 15-30 seconds.
- 06-15-2010, 08:43 PM #2
- 06-15-2010, 08:44 PM #3
I've had the same issue power cycling the Evo. It seems like it just refuses to turn on long after it shuts down. Patience worked for me, I just left the phone alone for about 15 minutes and it turned on no problem. It's like the screen goes black but its not really done shutting down or something...
- 06-15-2010, 08:48 PM #4
- 06-15-2010, 08:53 PM #5
- 06-15-2010, 08:59 PM #6
- 06-15-2010, 09:10 PM #7
I've shut mine off twice, I think, but no problems turning it back on those two times.
I think the advice to wait a bit is good. The EVO isn't just a phone, it's a computer. And just like Windows, or a Mac, it takes some time to stop all the services.
- 06-15-2010, 09:48 PM #8
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- 06-16-2010, 08:36 AM #10
- 06-16-2010, 08:45 AM #11
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Yeah I used to struggle with this a lot. 2 things that helped recently:
1) (as other have said) let it sit for at LEAST 5-10 seconds to be sure its totally done shutting off
2) Just do a normal to quickish press of the button, don't hold down. It takes a couple seconds after that but the screen does come on. It is definitely not instant to turn on.
The last few times I have done it that way and its been ok.
BTW, I generally turn mine off and then on once in the morning and try to go through a whole day without doing that. Do people find that its good to do that to give it a fresh start each day?
Part of my problem may be the I come from the endless tweaking/resetting of a windows mobile phone. On top of resetting at least once each day, I find myself compulsively checking my task killer (ATK) for free mem and apps to kill... I need to go cold turkey from all that stuff lol
- 06-17-2010, 08:55 PM #12
- 06-17-2010, 09:52 PM #13
Yeah I experienced this as well. I powered off my phone and went to turn it back on with no luck. Thought I detoured my phone! ! Took out the battery and then the issue was resolved. Today I required to replicated three issue but it was working. Weird.
- 06-21-2010, 10:38 AM #14
- 06-21-2010, 08:09 PM #15
On mine, after the screen turns off, I have to wait about 30 seconds before I can restart the Evo. By then, usually a quick tap is enough to restart however, the phone will take about 5 sec after the tap for the screen to turn on.