Symptom: phone seems to boot, but nothing displayed on screen (have successfully tested current screen in 2nd phone and also alternative screen in).
Question: what to do? no access via USB. cannot do backup. cannot do hard-reset (i.e. erase data).
FP2 worked fairly well, mic module changed twice, restarts every now and then. Generally working okay.
On the way to airport (of course!) display goes funny — as if it had a connection problem. I take it off, clean contacts and restart. Half screen visible, some touches recognised only after a few tries. i give up and think display broken (no physical damage).
A week later I return home where i have a spare working FP2. I try spare display on phone - no results. I test display on spare FP2 - it works. I connect FP2 to USB - no drive shows up (default to charge only). I try adb devices - it shows up but cannot connect (probably not authorised).
I try hard reset, but without anything on the screen that’s a challenge… https://support.fairphone.com/hc/en-us/articles/115001610926-How-to-return-to-Factory-settings-on-my-Fairphone-2
Ways forward If it’s gone it’s gone. I would have liked to delete my data off it before returning to fairphone for recycling… Any thoughts?