Car dock

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  1. acoorsjr@gmail.com

    acoorsjr@gmail.com New Member

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    I just got a car dock for christmas. I love it, and it works great. For some reason, sometimes when I put my droid x into the dock, the car dock app comes up and the writing on the buttons is orange and sometimes it's white. Is this happening to anyone else?

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    I believe one is daylight mode and the other night mode. If they are happening at inappropriate times it could be the light sensor, or maybe a clock issue. I'm not sure which the phone uses.
     
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    That is daylight and night mode.

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    Does anyone have a case that will work with the docks without having to remove it first?

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    The Car Dock has a removable spacer that will allow some of the thinner rubber cases to fit. I recommend taking the dock into the store and asking to try it first. That's probably not an option in some stores.

    I have a rubber case that works, barely. I don't use it anymore, because:

    There is no room for a case using the Media-dock. I've seem to remember someone saying they carved out enough room for their case using a Dremel tool. Unless you are fairly handy this will probably end up looking ugly, or break it altogether.

    There are third party desk docks that have room for a case, though it would be more accurate to call them stands. While they leave the USB and HDMI ports accessible you have to connect the cables to the phone directly.
     
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    I went through the same issue, got tired of taking my gel case on & off because even with the spacer removed on the car dock, placing the phone in was a hassle. Inevitably, I dropped my phone (a couple of times) while getting out of the car, and of course it wasn't wearing a case. I have searched up/down/sideways for a case that will fit in the car dock and believe me, there is none.

    I got the idea of dremmeling the dock from someone on the android forums, who took the approach of heating the dock with a torch and opening it up enough to fit a case. I took the dremmel approach which definitely left evidence of DIY'ing, but at least I have a working dock which will fit just about any case. I'm using it with VZW's leather case. Not to feather my own cap, but I don't think the damage is as evident as taking the torching approach.

    I started by shaving off the 2 nubs on the bottom rear of the face, which did not allow the encased phone to go into the USB port. After that though, the front lip was still preventing proper seating, so I had to take the dremmel to the lip, using a gel case for the mockup. I took the dock apart to avoid any potential damage to the USB connector via a slip of the dremmel or from plastic shavings. It's pretty easy - undo the 4 screws in the back, and carefully pry the tabs on top. Be mindful that there is a 3rd tab on the inside, around the middle of the dock, but it did not prove to be a problem when pulling it apart.

    After I put the leather case on, I had to finish shaving off the side lips in order to avoid the lips pinching and scratching the leather. However, for those of you who intend to use a thinner case, you may not have to go so extreme.

    The only remaining issue is that the phone cannot sit flat against the dock because of the protruding corner of the top clamp's elbow (seen on the last pic). I haven't decided whether to shave it because that piece of the mechanism seems to be hollow plastic, and as it is, it holds the phone sufficiently well.

    Here are the pics of the "final" work (although I may end up deciding to take a spray can to the face but IMHO, it's really not necessary. Hope this helps some of you in protecting your phone while being able to take advantage of the dock. As far as the home multimedia dock, I'm not going to bother with it. It's going up on craigslist as soon as my custom made Mikradle comes in...
     

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    A member here said they were going to send me the car dock apk but I haven't heard from them.

    Can someone please send me the apk because I can not re install it from a backup for some reason.

    Pm me for my email

    Thanks!

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    So i just received my new moto nav dock for my max,it went int car mode but my music collection was not attatched to the car dock homescreen.

    Just wondering if anyone had any ideas?

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    you should be able to set the home screen shortcuts
     
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    where and how much did you get your nav doc?
     
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    Verizon. On line had it in 2 days 40bucks

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    Mine was that is odd?

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