A suddenly dead Droid

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  1. Letty

    Letty New Member

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    My Motorola Droid has worked splendidly for a few months, but tonight it suddenly died. It was working this afternoon, but this evening it is completely dead. I cannot turn it on; and even when I connect the charger, nothing happens. So...what is my first step (and any others) to troubleshoot what is wrong? I'm trying not to panic and telling myself I can take it to a Verizon store (I think?) and have them look at it tomorrow;but I'd like to know if anyone has ever had this problem and what they did. HELP!!!
     
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    mine did the same thing last week. I took the battery out, put it back in, and then plugged it into the charger, after a short while on the charger it worked
     
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    Thank you! That worked! I did think about removing the battery since that seemed to be a cure-all for other problems; but I have never opened the back and was petrified to do so without someone actually telling me they did that. And I wouldn't have known to plug in the charger again. So, again, thank you! Glad I got that first take-apart-the-new-phone accomplished. Now, I'm curious. What actually happened?
     
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    Are you rooted or using SetCPU?

    I've been reading a lot of these occurrences and it did start happening to me for a while as well. No problems for months and then this started happening about once per day.

    I was running SetCPU with a 250/250 sleep profile. I up'd it to 550/250 a few weeks back and haven't had the problem occur since.....
     
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    As I mentioned in my Droid intro, that no matter how computer literate I thought I was on my PC, I am a "baby" learning a whole new system and language. I've only recently heard the word "rooted" though I'm still foggy on it, so no I am not rooted. Excuse my further ignorance, but what is 550/250 sleep profile and how do I get there? Thanks! :)
     
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    It can be set using a program called SetCPU, but if you are not rooted (same as the term jailbroken except jailbroken typically refers to rooting an iPhone) then this more than likely isn't an issue as your phone should be running 550/550 all the time (unless there is something I don't know about).

    Nevertheless, you can try downloading SetCPU and see if it resolves your issue anyway (you don't need to be rooted to use it). SetCPU is available on the market if you want to support the developer (recommended) or you can download it from the xda-developers forum and install manually.
     
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    Thank you very much! I will look for the application on the Market.
     
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