Nothing happened to it (i.e. have not dropped it, got it wet etc). It just won’t switch on any more. Does not appear to be a problem with the battery.
Not heard back from Fairphone support since I posted this on 2/1/24 (nearly 2 weeks ago):
Fairphone 3/3+ is not switching on - battery charging ok (green light indicator is showing) but no response from power button.
Yesterday it started to switch itself off and then on again. So I updated to the most recent software update. I could see at that time it had 72% charge. Then it wouldn’t switch on. I put it on charge but no effect. Then I removed the battery for a minute and it worked again. However today (having charged it again from 68%) it is not switching on at all.
It may not be relevant but around a week or so ago the display was dimming and brightening. I switched off adaptive brightness to fix it.
I am disappointed as I bought a Fairphone as it was supposed to be easy to fix yourself or repair / replace parts if it went wrong. I have had it for just over 2 years and just finished paying for it. Now it won’t switch on. No one I have contacted within my location will touch a Fairphone. Their online support is almost non existent.
Not had any response on this forum either. I understand this is only a voluntary and farphone user community resource but if anyone has had a similar issue and has any advice on what I could do next would be great?
I am not very tech minded - haven’t found any threads that have provided any real insight.
I have had to buy a refurbished phone to tide me over but hoped I din’t have to just bin the fairphone!