Phone works fine in car dock so is it safe to assume the multimedia deck is defective or not necessarily? The reason I ask is because I thought the mm deck is basically just a stand with a well placed magnet or is there more to it?
Last edited by warrenianbarr; 12-28-2009 at 06:45 AM.
hmm, so if the car dock works, the magnet in the phone should be ok, maybe the magnet in the stand went bad....not sure how...
take a small, round fridge magnet and see if you can get it to work that way.
We've been manufacturing the MIKRADLES mentioned here on the forum's and sold on eBay: MOTOROLA DROID MULTIMEDIA DOCK MIKRADLE (MAHOGANY) NEW! - eBay (item 140367436991 end time Jan-12-10 14:08:30 PST)
When looking for sources and types of magnets, we discovered they are not all created equal. Our study found that many magnets on the market were weak, and either did not repeatedly enable the multimedia mode, or sometimes invoked the auto mode instead (on both sides of the magnet - polarity difference should show one or the other). We would like to have used a lesser expensive magnet, but had to go with better quality at a higher expense to guarantee this would always work. I don't think Motorola uses a cheap magnet either, so that's probably not your issue, but as someone stated - trying it with a ref magnet might show you had a bad one in your dock. Though we try every magnet before shipping, it is possible Motorola does not and a bad one could have slipped through.
Please do post here with your results and findings. We'd all like to know how this issue resolves!
I just got the dock and it enters dock mode ok but the screen still shuts off after the normal idle time. I would have thought the screen would stay on while it's docked. Any of you guys having this problem?
I have noticed in the past that if I mount my SD card - the phone DOES sleep after the normal period of time, and dismounts from my computer "illegally". At that point, all of my USB devices (including keyboard) freeze up since the computer (Apple Mac G5 Tower) interprets this as an "improper dismount". I then need to restart the computer to restore USB capabilities.
But you are referring to USB connection without mounting (I am assuming). Which as I said, I've just done as an experiment. Also wondering the difference between AC and USB charging. I would have thought both would keep the Droid awake. Hmmm.
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