08/23/2012, 03:18 AM
A few days ago I got my Pre3 wet (first and last time I ever go for a run in the rain).
The Pre3 worked fine the first hour, but then the screen would shut off. You could sort-of see a dim light when you hit on, but nothing would appear on the screen.
I took it apart, let it dry (a bit), and then rebooted. The HP logo would appear, though i got lots of white horizontal lines, and when it finished booting, it turned dark again, before it showed the ATT screen.
Waited a bit more, it then booted with the HP logo, no white lines, but went dark again.
Eventually the thing started up, and worked fine. But then, once I turned it off long enough, the screen stopped working, again.
It seems to boot about 25% of the time, if you connect it to a power source via USB.
I ran the diagnostics, it passed all tests.
I just doctored it, and got a big scare when it stayed black when I got to the reset stage. Once I unplugged it from the computer, plugged it into the wall, the screen lit up and I can see the initial steps...
Did I fry the hardware? The proximity sensor?
When the screen goes black, I can still answer a call by pulling out the keyboard. All the apps and data appear to be fine (well, they did, before the doctoring).
PS- is this the type of Karma I get from giving away a Verizon Pre3?