1. flea620's Avatar
    my storm had been acting weird. freezin up and such. well now randomly the screen went to colored static and jumbled. and now it doesn't display anything at all. just a black screen. it lights up if you hit a button, but nothing displays. Verizon says im not under warranty and didnt even offer me a solution or anything. So do you guys think its a hardware issue and im screwed or what? thanksss.
    07-22-10 09:25 AM
  2. gregs87's Avatar
    Have you tried reloading your OS?
    07-22-10 09:39 AM
  3. ratsttam's Avatar
    I've seen that symptom many times with laptops (I am a pc tech at a large manufacturing facility, users are not exactly gentle with the laptops here). Almost always, re-seating the cable to the board fixes it.
    I would lean towards hardware, more specifically, a loose connection.

    Has there been any water damage to it (high humidity included)? If yes, there may be some corrosion. Getting in there and cleaning the connection with electronic safe spray should help. If not, taking it apart (you're out of warranty, and it doesn't work anyways) and putting it back together will most likely fix it.

    Before you do anything, try to hook up to your computer and do a backup to desktop manager. At the very least you won't lose any data that way.
    07-22-10 10:10 AM
  4. flea620's Avatar
    I have attempted to reload the OS. It didn't help. I might just try taking the phone apart, since its not of much use to me anyways. I'll let you know how it turns out.
    07-23-10 06:05 PM
  5. jetman1287's Avatar
    This JUST happened to me today!!! I don't know what I can do...will VZW still give me a warranty replacement if I was using a beta OS at the time?

    I was in a high-humidity situation and my screen was having issues most of the day because of that...there were few raindrops but you have to be kidding me...now I can't get it to boot. The phone just breaks under high humidity? What a POS...hopefully I can talk my way to a Storm 2.
    07-23-10 08:10 PM
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