1. tricia_110407's Avatar
    My phone will not power back on, but it's showing a charge when i hook it up to the charger. How do i get it to power back on?
    12-02-2010 11:20 AM
  2. alan_cb's Avatar
    That happened to my MyTouch 3G Slide. :O

    It happened on the 2nd day of having the phone. The power/lock button stopped working. I almost returned it for a new MyTouch 3G Slide, but I found out an unusual trick of turning it back on.


    Because your phone is able to charge, there is still hope to fix the issue.

    Follow the instructions below to solve the issue:


    On the QWERTY keyboard, press and hold the left "SHIFT" key.

    While holding the left "SHIFT" key, press and release the power/lock button of the phone.



    From there, your phone should turn on.




    Note: The power/lock button will not work any longer. However, it will still work if you use the same instructions of turning on your phone. That means, you might get annoyed locking your phone because the locking process may lag. In addition, you will see some lag when loading the "Power Off" menu.






    If this doesn't work:


    Instead of holding the left "SHIFT" key, press and hold the left "FN" key.

    While holding
    the left "FN" key, press and release the power/lock button.

    From there, your phone should turn on.



    If this still doesn't work, try doing the same thing with other keys or any other button on the phone. Good luck!
    lfveliz9 and elbair like this.
    12-04-2010 06:00 AM
  3. ZoL's Avatar
    Wow man thxs alot i had my phone messed up for like 1week and a half i was looking for a solution and thxs to you i got it =)
    elbair likes this.
    06-10-2011 07:48 PM
  4. swimmermolly's Avatar
    I've had my mytouch 3g slide for about 10 months and last week it decided to crash and power off when it was fully charged, so took out the battery and put it back in hoping it would reset it but it didnt and hasnt been able to power back on in a week. I called T-moblie and they said i needed to update the phone, well i can only update the phone when it is on....What do i do?! Help! I have tried the key thing witht he power buttoon but that isnt working either.
    elbair likes this.
    06-13-2011 06:55 PM
  5. rosam17's Avatar
    My phone will not power back on, but it's showing a charge when i hook it up to the charger. How do i get it to power back on?
    elbair likes this.
    01-02-2012 10:28 AM
  6. lfveliz9's Avatar
    thnkxs it really worked
    i freaked out at school ur awesome
    05-24-2012 07:50 PM
  7. shoobydooby's Avatar
    My phone hasnt been working for almost a year and i got it to turn on !!!!!!!!!!!! OMG Thank You!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    elbair likes this.
    09-23-2012 06:53 PM
  8. elbair's Avatar
    THANK YOU THANK YOU - I just almost bought a new phone that would have costed way too much when I already like this one. Great help, glad I looked online.
    09-24-2012 02:27 PM
  9. Sol Air's Avatar
    How do I press the shift key if my phone is off?
    08-11-2013 11:26 PM
  10. Kathy Taphouse's Avatar
    As title, my phone won't power back on!
    04-11-2015 07:49 AM
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