Friday, August 3, 2012

HTC One X: Wont Switch On? Flashing/Blinking Red Light/LED? Bricked?

This happened to me today morning and drove me insane. Luckily, it sorted out itself when I gave up!

I woke up and found my HTC One X lying there dead. It wont power up, it didnt show any sign of life when connected to USB/charger. After a couple of minutes, the LED began blinking, flashing red light on and off slowly (unlike the fast blinking when battery gets below 10%).

For some time I ran around connecting it to three different chargers, but it wouldn't boot up. I thought I bricked the phone. Finally I gave up and sat down. I connected it to the charger, switched on my laptop and started searching on online forums on how to fix it. After reading a few threads (about half hour), I glanced at the phone and voila! The red light became stable. Tapped the power button and it switched on, booted up, started showing the beautiful photo album lock screen animation, connected to the internet, started syncing, popped notifications of new messages from facebook, whatsapp, kik... Aaaaahh... Peace!

So in short, here's the fix :
1) Connect the One X to a charger.

2) Make yourself a cup of coffee, watch the videos on my youtube channel www.youtube.com/8eenplus
3) The LED will go from off to flashing red to stable red.
4) When it's red, turn the phone on.


So, there is no fix. All you need is some patience. And a belief that it is going to be alright.

Leave a comment if this post helped you. Thanks! :)

20 comments:

Redskull said...

This is like kuch bhi !!!
buddy after making me read this long post,of no use and in that time when sum1'z 36K cell is not working!!
Bad post!

Anonymous said...

Redskull, lighten up dude

Anonymous said...

Thanks :)

Anonymous said...

thanks for the post dude

Redskull, first line itself he mentioned that it sorted out itself. He also highlighted the important stuff in bold. not his problem that u r retarded lol

malaysianboy said...

bro...thanx on your post....it saved my htc one x....thanx a lot dude....ur a life saver

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the post... I was terrified! Patience worked perfectly.

Anonymous said...

Worked just like you said! Thanks reading this helped my nerves lol

sumbal khalid said...

True ! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Thanks, dude. You saved me from a heart attack. I'm currently at oversea and when my HTC One X didn't start I was panicking. Your post helped a lot.

Anonymous said...

just worked for me also....thank you so much !

Anonymous said...

god bless you... i would of died without my phone, the patience trick worked for me..

Atiqah said...

Haha! I love your post. My HTC died on me just now, its still dead now. Will see if it sorts itself out later.

Anonymous said...

Yep my HTC done exactly the same.
Took it to the shop and it charged up fine i looked a right idiot.
Been to pick it up and everything seemed fine for half a day. then the dreaded red flashing led...

Will let everyone know the outcome.

Anonymous said...

Hi It's Ade again.
Just a follow up to correct flashing led fault.

Be paitient, Plug your phone in and give it a minimum of 20 mins charge even though it's flashing.

Unplug the phone and hold both the VOL up and VOL down buttons together for at least 2 mins then release.

Plug the phone back in.. don't worry if it's starts flashing again just be paitent it will I guarantee stop flashing a red led and begin charging to show a constant red led..

By holding thew vol up and vol down buttons you will reset the charging circuit..
The reason your phone has started flashing is because it's gone too far into a discharge...

JUST DON'T PANIC and stay calm.. show a little paitence and all will be well....



karthik said...

@previous post

ur method worked for me...

"
Be paitient, Plug your phone in and give it a minimum of 20 mins charge even though it's flashing.

Unplug the phone and hold both the VOL up and VOL down buttons together for at least 2 mins then release.

Plug the phone back in.. don't worry if it's starts flashing again just be paitent it will I guarantee stop flashing a red led and begin charging to show a constant red led..

By holding thew vol up and vol down buttons you will reset the charging circuit..
The reason your phone has started flashing is because it's gone too far into a discharge..." thanks a million

Anonymous said...

HAHAHA...love it...worked for me as well.... life saver mate...cheers

Anonymous said...

awesome! awesome! phew.... it works! my phone is alive again....

Arman Mo said...

Yeah, it works !! thank you so much man ))

ADNAN said...

not charging again ... blinking only

Aswin Rajkumar said...

Thanks to all of you for leaving comments and letting me know. I'm glad I could help you out :)