I can get it on to the screen but then it freezes again. Sometimes it goes through the start up on repeat. I got it on once to the point where I could unlock it and attempt to use it and it froze again
Try holding the volume down and power buttons simultaneously for 15-20 seconds and see if that helps.
thank you. i tried that and now i have a black screen with a phone picture and a red triangle with an exclamation mark inside it
Pull the battery, wait about 30 seconds, replace the battery, and try powering the phone back up.