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The Black Screen of Death is afflicting some HTC EVO 3D users

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The Black Screen of Death is afflicting some HTC EVO 3D users
While the XBox 360 has the "Red Ring of Death" that appears when a unit has bought the farm, it appears that some HTC EVO 3D units have the "Black Screen of Death" that shuts down the phone for good. All of the usual attempts of resuscitation fail as the battery pull, the wall toss and the extra decibel scream shock fail to revive the smartphone, which continues to show nothing more than a black screen after each attempt.

A few HTC EVO 3D users posting on the Phandroid forum, posted that the "Black Screen of Death" had happened to their phone. All were using stock versions of the device with none of the phones rooted or revised in any manner. Those who are within their 30 day return window or have insurance have no worries. Others might have to convince the appropriate Sprint executive that they are entitled to a new unit. One Phandroid forum poster was able to get a new unit, but only after arguing up a mountain of executives.

Have any of our loyal readers been unlucky enough to experience the "Black Screen of Death" on their HTC EVO 3D? Were you able to wrangle a replacement unit from Sprint? You can let us know by simply typing in the comment box below!

source: Phandroid

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posted on 17 Aug 2011, 22:48 2

1. christianqwerty (Posts: 467; Member since: 05 May 2011)

This is why i don't like HTC. My old FUZE was built like crap

posted on 17 Aug 2011, 22:52 7

3. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1237; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)

You can't really compare a 3 year old phone to the HTC EVO 3D...

posted on 18 Aug 2011, 01:57 1

12. osanilevich (Posts: 286; Member since: 29 Sep 2009)

My old fuze was built to rock

posted on 17 Aug 2011, 22:51 2

2. maybeNotbionic (unregistered)

where are all the HTC fanboys? where is YARELL? I thought HTC build quality was the SH!T...well? HAHAHAHA I am laughing at you idiots that have been saying you don't want a phone from anybody else because HTC build is soooo great and that everything else is poorly made, that they are cheap, that they are not HTC standard...well? Guess you all just have to stare at your black dead screens! Good-luck trying to get a replacement for FREE.


posted on 17 Aug 2011, 22:53 4

5. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1237; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)

The article is only 9 minutes old... Yet already three dumb posts. Screw this, I'm going to bed.

posted on 18 Aug 2011, 11:04 1

18. Allday28 (Posts: 283; Member since: 19 Nov 2010)

I agree.. YARELL Is such a tool!

posted on 17 Aug 2011, 22:52 5

4. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)

A problem with an HTC phone. Gee, never heard of that before.

posted on 18 Aug 2011, 00:51 3

11. HTCiscool (Posts: 449; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)

Screw you the new HTC Ruby for T-mo will DESTROY the new iPhone

posted on 18 Aug 2011, 09:53 3

17. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)

Only if you're high.

posted on 18 Aug 2011, 20:28 1

22. zuno gyakusatsu (Posts: 257; Member since: 16 Mar 2010)

LOL thats some good comedy. I laughed my ass off at that last comment. Your a funny guy.

posted on 17 Aug 2011, 23:06 6

6. Nwright94 (unregistered)

Stuff like this happens guys...HTC, samsung, even Apple. Antenna gate? Overheating (for some people) on the 3GS? There will always be duds. Heck my Motorola Atrix when i had it had its front camera go out and both flash bulbs burned out within a week. Stop being stupid -.- and btw before you go labeling me as an HTC fanboy i am perfectly happy with my Samsung Focus, have never owned an HTC.

posted on 17 Aug 2011, 23:06

7. dragon (unregistered)

You do know a hard reset fixes these black screen of death right plus what phone are u guys using cuz u sound like u got no issues

posted on 17 Aug 2011, 23:13 3

8. TOdoubleD (Posts: 114; Member since: 28 Mar 2011)

I cannot believe you guys took this article from that jackass Chavez on Phandroid. There's like 5 people out of a million phones reporting the problem.

Has there ever been a phone built that hasn't had some bad ones out of the bunch. Motorola currently has major problems with the Photon on Sprint and Droid 3 on Verizon. Don't get me started on Samsung and the radio issues. Even my beloved iPhone has had it's share of defective phones.

posted on 17 Aug 2011, 23:58

9. TechWorld_Observer (Posts: 15; Member since: 17 Aug 2011)

They all man-made!!! ...even the almighty iPhone too.


posted on 18 Aug 2011, 06:42 1

14. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)

Most phones are actually machine made

posted on 18 Aug 2011, 00:24

10. Display name: (unregistered)

Hmm.. Lol, only problem on my Xperia play was one sudden reboot after I were transfering stuff, never else and I've had it since March. I think Xperia be pro man 8-).
But didn't ever realise stuff like this would happen to HTC. Oh so mad.

posted on 18 Aug 2011, 06:20 1

13. jacko (unregistered)

i have owned many htc devices and i had motorola samsung dell blackberry and htc alway been 2nd if not the top of the list i never had any problems with htc device

and i been reading these forums for a while and i have this to say

taco & the miz is just jealous that there beloved ijunk is so overpriced and overrated
and 3 years behind in tech to android & co that they cant sleep at night

i bet they stay awake saying
i wish my iphone was an android
i wish my iphone was an android

steve jobs could have a s**t and call it magical and isheep would buy it

posted on 18 Aug 2011, 09:02 1

15. Derrell (unregistered)

Point is, it's an operating system and all operating systems have malfunctions. I've used Apple OS and Android OS, both are great. I've been through my share of issues with both of them, but neither are perfect. It's impossible to make something perfect, let's be logical.

posted on 18 Aug 2011, 11:29 1

19. Phonecall01 (unregistered)

Still wouldn't trade in my 3D for anything. Had a couple minor issues, but HTC is pretty good at taking care of their problems. Best phone I ever had!

posted on 18 Aug 2011, 13:42

20. KB (unregistered)

Well I have had 3vos and just yesterday I received my photon because of over heating issues and constant rebooting . I love this photon, sense 3.0 is still beast

posted on 18 Aug 2011, 20:28

21. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 1287; Member since: 09 Mar 2010)

It happened to me within my 30 days, but the antenna sucked so I ditched it for the Photon

posted on 18 Aug 2011, 21:39

23. Babinski (unregistered)

I had the same thing happen. After less than 3 weeks of use, this non- rooted phone would drop emails. The screen went black x 2 after the screen was unlocked. The day prior, my photo file had 536 copies of the Sprint logo that wasn't there the day before. The hardware is really nice, but there must be a software flaw. This was the second Evo 3 D. The first was DOA, with a pixellated screen on first power up. Both units were returned. It's a shame. I had high expectations for it.

posted on 22 Aug 2011, 02:58

24. domo (unregistered)

Happen to me just needed a replacement battery from Sprint, went to the local corporate store and was good to go

posted on 20 Sep 2011, 09:12

25. tmaniac (unregistered)

it just happend to me, but luckily its only been 26ish days since i got it... thats fails so hard...

posted on 23 Mar 2012, 08:30

26. nkchokshi (Posts: 1; Member since: 23 Mar 2012)

I am form India, i bought that phone form UK- Sim free and from the first week without evan Root or any updated ,it started to hang, sudden -restarts, and after that without any reason it became dead.

I have tried many times but no luck, then i went to HTC service center, they told that might be a virus in SD card, now without internet, or evan no software installed how a virus can attack.

But the phone was in warranty so they repaired my phone, they told that some Hardware(Card) which costs same as $200 was crash and they added new one.

But now i am going to sell that phone. very horrible experience. with very expencive phone

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