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  1. Thread Author  Thread Author    #1  

    Default Droid X won't boot up - white light at USB port

    Hello everybody,

    Sorry if this has been discussed elsewhere - I couldn't find a thread with the same problem.

    I had my phone plugged in to the wall the other night and then my alarm went off I picked it up and it shut off. After that it wouldn't turn on anymore.

    When I plug it into the computer or the wall, nothing happens, except the little white light next to the USB port comes on.
    After a while I found out that by fiddling with the battery and the wall charger cable (no reliable steps to reproduce), I can have the charger plugged in without the white light being on and when I insert the battery afterwards, the phone will power on (once in a while).

    When it's on it seems to be working fine, but as soon as I pull the cable, it dies again. When it is running, the red notification/charging light is on, as well as the white USB one.
    The problem is it says the charge is at 5% and this will not change, no matter how long it has been plugged in.

    What else I have tried:
    - different battery (OEM)
    - different charger (OEM, 750mA)
    - factory reset
    - leaving it plugged in/charging forever

    Does anybody have any idea?

    Thank you!
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    Default Re: Droid X won't boot up - white light at USB port

    could be a bad charging port, can be replaced, be requires soldering
    I would buy a spare battery charger link in my list
    sd_shadow's [Collection] of Links for: Droid X (MB810)

    then charge battery with that and see how it works

    Sent from my Amazon Kindle Fire using Tapatalk 2
    [ROOT] Framaroot, a one-click .APK to root
    I have verified it works with these Motorola devices running android 2.3.4
    Droid 2 (a955), Droid 2 Global (a956), R2D2 (a957), & Droid X (MB810)
  3. #3  

    Default Re: Droid X won't boot up - white light at USB port

    Actually did charge the battery with a Lenmar universal charger and the batter has 4.1V on it. Still no change in behavior.
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    Default Re: Droid X won't boot up - white light at USB port

    try flashing sbf (firmware) with rsd lite
    link in my list
    sd_shadow's [Collection] of Links for: Droid X (MB810)

    Sent from my Amazon Kindle Fire using Tapatalk 2
    [ROOT] Framaroot, a one-click .APK to root
    I have verified it works with these Motorola devices running android 2.3.4
    Droid 2 (a955), Droid 2 Global (a956), R2D2 (a957), & Droid X (MB810)
  5. Thread Author  Thread Author    #5  

    Default Re: Droid X won't boot up - white light at USB port

    Unfortunately so far I have only been able to get the device to boot at all when connected to the charger. I'll keep trying though and see if there is any way I can get RSD to connect.

    Update:
    It actually seems like when I use a charger with a higher Ampere rate (e.g. Apple, 1A) I can pretty reliably get it to power. Plug in cord with battery removed. Insert battery. The white light will turn off and the Motorola logo comes on. However, with this charger the device doesn't boot fully, but turns off after a couple seconds.
    It appears the wall charger together with the battery jump starts the device. Still not luck getting it to turn on connected to the computer.

    Update 2:
    I can get to the Bootloader with the charger, but I get the message: Bootloader 2C.7C Battery Low Cannot program"
    Last edited by Hans Dampf1; 07-30-2013 at 12:32 PM.
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    Default Re: Droid X won't boot up - white light at USB port

    Quote Originally Posted by Hans Dampf1 View Post
    Unfortunately so far I have only been able to get the device to boot at all when connected to the charger. I'll keep trying though and see if there is any way I can get RSD to connect.

    Update:
    It actually seems like when I use a charger with a higher Ampere rate (e.g. Apple, 1A) I can pretty reliably get it to power. Plug in cord with battery removed. Insert battery. The white light will turn off and the Motorola logo comes on. However, with this charger the device doesn't boot fully, but turns off after a couple seconds.
    It appears the wall charger together with the battery jump starts the device. Still not luck getting it to turn on connected to the computer.

    Update 2:
    I can get to the Bootloader with the charger, but I get the message: Bootloader 2C.7C Battery Low Cannot program"
    you can bypass the battery with a TBH Factory Cable Adapter
    then you can flash sbf with rsd lite
    [ROOT] Framaroot, a one-click .APK to root
    I have verified it works with these Motorola devices running android 2.3.4
    Droid 2 (a955), Droid 2 Global (a956), R2D2 (a957), & Droid X (MB810)
    Thanked by:
  7. Thread Author  Thread Author    #7  

    Default Re: Droid X won't boot up - white light at USB port

    Wow. I feel like a complete *****. The phone I have here is actually not a Droid X, but a first generation Droid (A855). Not that I think this will change a whole lot, but I really should have figured this out sooner. Can somebody move this thread to the right forum?

    sd_shadow - thank you for all your help. I will try that and see.
    Last edited by Hans Dampf1; 07-30-2013 at 01:22 PM.
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    Default Re: Droid X won't boot up - white light at USB port

    yes, I should have noticed the bootloader version
    the sbf file you need is different, but steps to flash are the same

    Sent from my XT862 using Tapatalk 2
    [ROOT] Framaroot, a one-click .APK to root
    I have verified it works with these Motorola devices running android 2.3.4
    Droid 2 (a955), Droid 2 Global (a956), R2D2 (a957), & Droid X (MB810)
  9. Thread Author  Thread Author    #9  

    Default Re: Droid X won't boot up - white light at USB port

    So I got a factory cable and was able to successfully flash this file: droid_froyo_frg22d_1ff_signed. However, the behavior hasn't changed. The phone will boot up nicely when connected with the factory cable, but as soon as I pull the cable, it shuts off. Also, when it is running it says "Connect charger"; probably because per the phone the battery level is 5%.

    Any additional ideas - or different files I should try?
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    Default Re: Droid X won't boot up - white light at USB port

    pull battery, wait 15- 20 secs, replace battery, connect wall charger, not pc
    does it show charging screen?

    Sent from my XT862 using Tapatalk 2
    [ROOT] Framaroot, a one-click .APK to root
    I have verified it works with these Motorola devices running android 2.3.4
    Droid 2 (a955), Droid 2 Global (a956), R2D2 (a957), & Droid X (MB810)
  11. Thread Author  Thread Author    #11  

    Default Re: Droid X won't boot up - white light at USB port

    Unfortunately no. When I plug in the wall charger, only the little white LED next to the USB port comes on. Then I have to remove the battery and replace it. At that point the white LED turns off and the device boots up. When it is up it will say "Charging", but the percentage never goes above 5%.

    Looks like it might be hardware after all, huh? Drat!
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    Default Re: Droid X won't boot up - white light at USB port

    yes, maybe hardware.

    Sent from my XT862 using Tapatalk 2
    [ROOT] Framaroot, a one-click .APK to root
    I have verified it works with these Motorola devices running android 2.3.4
    Droid 2 (a955), Droid 2 Global (a956), R2D2 (a957), & Droid X (MB810)

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