Motorola Atrix 2

[Fixed] Motorola Atrix 2 Does Not Turn On; White LED; Full Battery Discharged

Recently, I ran into a problem where the battery of my all new Motorola Atrix 2 smart phone completely drained out and I was unable to turn on the phone. I quickly connected the charger cable to my laptop. However, the phone would still not turn on and all I could see is a white LED at the top.

Motorola Atrix 2
Motorola Atrix 2

I was totally puzzled as the phone would not simply turn on inspite of continuously pressing the power button at the Top. Well, the fix to this very simple. All you need to do is connect the phone to a power outlet for charging and not your laptop. It happens that, when your phone’s battery completely dies down, the laptop is unable to supply enough power to bring it back ON.

Update: I have now found out that if you keep the completely discharged phone connected to your laptop for quite some time (atleast over 30 minutes) then the device powers up automatically.

Please let me know if this fixed your issue.

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14 comments on “[Fixed] Motorola Atrix 2 Does Not Turn On; White LED; Full Battery Discharged”

  1. Thank you sooooo much for this information! It worked once I plugged my phone into the outlet. I was about to have a minor panic attack! lol!

  2. I have had this same problem except I did have it plugged in to the wall outlet and the white light keeps turning on and I can not get my phone on. If anyone can help please let me know what to do!

  3. Hi, I have the same issue with the phone–the battery drained completely and then the phone won’t turn on or charge. But I tried both the usb charging port and the wall-charger but none of them seems to work. I tried taking out the battery and re-install it, removing the sim card and sd card, hard resetting it with the power and volume button and none of these helps. Any suggestions?

  4. I have the same issue right now on my Atrix2.  I accidently let the phone sit without the battery in it over night and when I got up I put the battery in, and it would not power up.  I have tried using USB from PC and get the white solid led light, but when I plug in from wall outlet (Motorola OEM) I get nothing.  The phone simply wont boot. Almost as if it has been put to sleep and wont wake up.  I even went as far as going to ATT device repair place, and they tried using a test battery which showed 80% and it still wouldn’t boot.  Anyone ever get their device to boot back up after what seems to be the “White LED of Death”

    1. Hey, I have the same problem. Did you fix it?
      Please can any one help me on this?
      Spent 2 sleepless night still working…..

  5. You need a Motorola wall charger when the phone goes dead and the white light is all you get from a generic charger. 


  7. Huh…… Thank you soooooo much i was scared that my phone is dead because i got a sudden death on my samsung galaxy s3 a few days ago :(