Every now and I then I hear or read someone advising Windows Mobile Smartphone (aka Standard Edition) users to press and hold the power button until the screen comes on. You could do that. But, I bet your thumb or finger will start hurting after doing that a couple of dozen times. Here’s an easier and less painful way that has worked for every Smartphone I’ve used since the Smartphone 2002 days (1st generation).
- Press and hold the power button for a two-count (one… two…)
- Release the power button
- Wait 4 to 5 seconds. The screen will remain completely blank during this period
- The screen should suddenly come to life after the waiting period and start up properly
I have no idea why there isn’t some kind of indication (blinking power light or something) during that 4 to 5 second period of nothingness. If someone could explain that to us, I would be grateful 🙂