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Richard, Android Specialist
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Experience:  Android Systems Specialist
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Older htc desire s vibrate to start but a blank screen,

Customer Question

hello older htc desire s vibrate to start but a blank screen
JA: What's the make/model of your device? How old is it?
Customer: desire s htc
JA: How long has this been going on? What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: 5yrs old mayb
JA: Anything else you want the Android expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: dont think so thsnks thanks
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Android Devices
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
have taken battery out and put back in. have tried volume button down and on/off button together just vibrate but blank screen
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
not sure i put in cupboard had new phine
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
mayb 6mths
Expert:  Russell H. replied 9 months ago.

Hi, thank you for contacting My name is Russell. I will do my best to provide the right answer to your question.

I think that you might want to try replacing the battery altogether. At 5 years old, and after 6 months disuse, that could be indicated as being worth trying.

But: have you tried plugging the charger in to the phone, then starting the phone up while attached to the charger? or is it the type of charger that does not plug in to the phone?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
have many battries for phone russ. yes ive tried to plug in light comes on but thats it when take off charge light stays on. have to take battrey out
Expert:  Russell H. replied 9 months ago.

OK. Then that's not it.

Your phone may be 'broken'... and in need of either servicing or replacing.

But, if you are good with your hands, have the right tools, etc., you could try opening it, and re-seating (carefully) the ribbon cable to the display, in side the case.

There is a good chance that it will go completely dead if you try this carelessly. Anti-static precautions, and delicate handling of the components and esp. of the ribbon cable, would be very necessary for this procedure to have a good chance of working out.

Expert:  Russell H. replied 9 months ago.

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Customer: replied 9 months ago.
bit dear for twice writen on page luv
Expert:  Russell H. replied 9 months ago.

Is there anything else I can advise you on, if so please mention it.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
blatant ripoff
Expert:  Russell H. replied 9 months ago.

In case someone else can help you, I have Opted Out, opening the case to other Experts in this category.

Thank you for asking your question here at

Expert:  Richard replied 9 months ago.

Hi there and welcome

There are still a number of things we can try

First, can you power it off by holding the power button for 60 seconds then release.

Then hold the volume UP and power and tell me if you get to a menu

Let me know please