Connected to multimedia station

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  1. evil_O

    evil_O Member

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    Just woke up (0400 hours) and took a look at my Droid. It was not plugged in but in the message bar I had two icons. One for a new email and the other I did not recognize.

    The icon looks a bit like a mini TV. So, open up the message bar and under the icon it says, "Connected to multimedia station" and under that, "Select to open launcher."

    When I do this however, the screen flashes, the display turns sideways, and it reverts back to the home screen. It caused Home ++ to force close one time, and on another I caught a VERY quick message about motorola something or other not responding.

    The icon has not gone away and it still appears as though I could launch this thing, but it is hanging up somewhere....

    Does anyone know what this is????:icon_eek:


    TIA
     
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    Im guessing your DROID thinks its connected the the multimedia dock. Do you have it charging on a dock?




    Wagner :motdroidvert:
     
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    Is there a magnet close to the back of your phone? This is the only thing that will make the multimedia station program launch...
     
  4. evil_O

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    ....well after some reading I may have discovered my owen issue.

    I had it sitting on top of my Macbook.... this may have tricked it into thinking it was in a docking station. Soooo never mind. Moderators feel free to delete this thread. Sorry.
     
  5. Tony07737

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    I noticed this myself and didn't even know what it was. But I have a belt hooked wallet for the Droid that closes with a magnet so I suppose that is what triggers it on my Droid.
    Is there any harm that might be caused by using a magnet closure wallet like this for the Droid?
    :motdroidhoriz:
     
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    It might cause your droid to "wake up" and drain the battery.
     
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    I'm suddenly having this exact same problem. The phone is not near a magnet (maybe it was earlier?) Anyone know how I can get it turned off (short of rebooting the phone) ?
     
  8. chaseyville

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    help

    I have the magnet case as well and it does open the launcher which I don't even know what it is... how do I close it and get rid of the launcher???
     
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    If there is a magnet nearby, it could launch either the media dock mode or car mode.

    Unfortunately, I don't believe this can be disabled.
     
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    EEK! But, what is it anyway??? SHould I reboot?
     
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    No need to reboot. Just run a magnet past your phone, this will clear it. :reddroid:
    Same thing that caused it will cure it.
     
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    You can disable it with the app Dock Blocker. You can find out more about it at Dock Blocker v1.2.1 Application for Android | Tools

    I originally used the same holster I had with my last phone (Voyager), but since it had a magnet, it went into Car Dock. I found out what was causing it and got one with velcro from Verizon that was designed with this in mind. I have since got an extended battery made by Seidio and had to get a new holster. This one is also by Seidio, but it has magnets. They are fortunately far away from the sensor in the Droid.
     
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