Can't complete a text!! UGH!

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    I've had my smartphone for a few months--it is a Droid by Motorola with a slide out keypad.

    For a couple of weeks when I try to write a text I'm lucky to get 2 words down and it either:

    1) stops working and takes me back to my home screen

    2) I get a "Sorry!" Activity is not responding and gives me the option of Force close, Wait, Report (can't report--because I CAN'T TEXT). lol

    3) I get one or two words down, it automatically takes me to the previous screen (my messages) and I have to keep going back and forth between the screens getting one or two words in at a time

    4) it doesn't show what I'm typing as I'm typing--then kicks me out.

    5) after typing a couple of words there is a delay between my typing and when it shows on the screen, or instead of showing the letters I'm typing weird vertical lines appear.

    I have, turned the power on and off, removed the battery, tried texting in different applications such as handcent (which I downloaded after the problem began to see if texting would work in a different application), cleared my data for my texting app's.

    No matter if I'm texting through facebook messenger, the texting program that came installed in the phone when I bought it, or the one I just downloaded and tried I can't get the problem to go away.

    PLEASE HELP ME.
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    I am having the exact same problem. I have a Droid 2 global - slide out keyboard. This started yesterday, out of the blue. This happens whether I'm using the screen or the physical keyboard and it happens no matter the app: Texting, Browser, etc. Anywhere I have to type.

    Jenny
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    I'm having this problem also! My phone did this not long ago and I had to do a complete reset, which fixed it for a while but now it's doing it again. This second spell started with the problem being triggered when I tried to use the ( ) keys, but now it's exactly like you described. Anyone have any ideas how to fix this??
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    "You've probably have already used factory reset. If you haven't, try this. It worked for me!
    Settings > Language & keyboards > Multi-touch keyboard.

    Then:

    - Disable 'vibrate on keypress.'
    - Disable 'next word prediction.'
    - Clear learned words."

    Here is the link to the thread teanpa posted this solution in http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-2-tech-issues/178315-not-typing.html

    It worked for me!
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    Yee ha! It worked perfectly. I am soooooo relieved! Thank you for directing us to that link. I wasn't even sure how to search the forums for this issue.
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    You're quite welcome, I've had this problem before and did a factory reset, lost everything...and it started again yesterday, it really stinks, I'm just glad someone figured out such an easy fix!
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    texting issues

    Thank you! This worked for me too!
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