4th droid

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    yes, I'm on my 4th Droid. All different issues, from complete failure on my NEW droid, to 2 factory rebuids that failed. the first being the ear piece (so I had to use speaker only), and the second rebuild failed to boot, showing only a loop at powering up, then a grey screen. Just picked up my 3rd factory rebuild. BUYER BEWARE! Get insurance.
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    Sorry to hear about your problems...

    Welcome to the Forum.
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    I'm only counting 3. I'm confused.....

    nontheless, I'm glad you decided to register here because if you run into any issues the members here are excellent at helping people work out issues.

    I've also moved your thread to appropriate section.

    Welcome aboard.
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    Here's hoping number 4 is the charmed one!! Once you get it working you will love it, just stick with it.
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    Welcome to the forum....

    But the chances of getting 3 defective Droids, in a row...is pretty much almost impossible...

    No offense to OP but there HAS to be something they're are doing....cause that doesn't make sense?
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    Please stay away from me and my phone. :)
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    Insurance will kick back warrenty issues and you have to pay a deductable for every claim you make. Insurance should only be used for damage or lost/stolen. Not for technical problems. Please don't pay a deductable for warrenty issues. Take it back to where you purchased it from first.
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    Oops

    Original phone froze. 1st replacement the earpiece failed. 2nd replacement froze on booting. just picked up the 4th!
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    Hopefully the 4th one's the charm.:) Happy Droidin'!!
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    Funny man. I take care of my DROIDS like they are the precious little machines that they are. Husband has one, got it at the same time, not a problem with his. He must be living right.
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    :welcome: to the forums.
    ? so is it the phones or the user?:icon_ devil:

    lol, you're not alone, there have been several people on various forums since day one stating that they've been through 3 or more phone... but I'm curious how so many people can pick up a new phone and not have a single problem and others can go through 3+ units... I still figure that (no offense meant) there is something that some users are doing unintentionally cause at least some of the problems... statistically speaking if there are that many faulty units (i.e. enough for some people to get multiple defective units) than the overall reported failure rate(s) would be a LOT higher than they are.
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    Exactly what I am always thinking whenever I see where someone has went through 3 or more phones.
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    On my 4th Droid as well, hopefully it'll last me another 23 months!!!
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    I'll be on my 4th Droid monday and I've done absolutely nothing to harm them. I have 3 apps installed and do nothing other than phone and text. It's very possible to have horrible luck. My current droid's ear speaker has started having tons of static with the volume over 50%, so I went to verizon and asked them to set up a swap for me.

    First one's internet kept dying and the only way to get the internet back was to turn the phone off and on.

    Second one's orientation sensor died and wouldn't change when rotated.

    And the third is of course the ear speaker static.

    All problems were hardware related failures, confirmed by Verizon.
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    Dam that is some bad luck.
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    Im on my second droid. first one the speaker volume wouldnt turn up was stuck on a low setting.

    on that note i had a few people ive talked to on the phone say they can hardly hear me. wonder if my mic is weak or something on this one. other than that im loven my droid.
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    You can upgrade every 20 months :)

    O.P. - sure hope the 4th one is the charm for you. And, sure hope you weren't paying insurance replacements each time. Insurance will cover if your little one throws the Droid in the pool to see if it floats.