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Screen fizzled out....
...from my sweat apparently. Yesterday afternoon, my car overheated and I barely managed to coast it into a parking spot near my apartment complex before coming to a complete stop due to the engine locking up. I immediately got out of my car and popped the hood to check a few things, and call my dad. I live in central Arkansas, so the temperature outside was in the high 90's and the humidity was extremely high. This meant that after standing there for twenty or so minutes stressed, I was dripping with sweat.....Just to note; I have the Seidio Innocase II and a Ghost Armor screen protector for my Evo.
Once off the phone, I proceeded to open up the native browser on my Evo to look up the number for a wrecker. As I was typing into Google search, my screen started to flicker. It wasn't the actual display itself, it was the light that illuminates the screen to make it visible. About 30-45 seconds later, the light flickered again and just shut off.
I speculate that it was my sweat that ended up killing the LED in my screen display; because I am also plagued with the infamous light leakage, hence where the sweat most likely seeped in. I have in fact tried to rice trick since, and highly doubt it will work, considering how the LED acted and immediately fizzled out.
I called the Best Buy where I initially purchased my Evo on Launch day from and was informed that the only stock they were to recieve the next few weeks was strictly for pre-order customers; they then referred me to call htc about the problem and try to activate the manufacturers warranty. So I then called htc technical support and was transferred the the repair department. Once on the phone with a rep, she informed me that they do not have an exchance policy, that they only do repairs. She said that all avaiable parts are being focused on the manufacture of new Evo's and that they currently won't have access to any repair parts until mid-July. We then performed a conference call with Sprint tech support and were told that there are no available Evo's for exchange, that my best bet would be to take my Evo to an actual Sprint Store and try to have them honor my 30-day exchange policy with Sprint.
So, long story short, I'm without a car and my Evo...Lovely. Sorry about the rant. I would appreciate any insight or suggestions.