Droid is spazzing out!

Discussion in 'Droid 2 Tech Issues' started by Willheis, Mar 17, 2011.

  1. Willheis

    Willheis Member

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    The other night I was using my droid just like normal. Then I turned off the screen and turned it back on. I tried sliding the bar to unlock it, but the touch screen wouldn't respond. So I pulled the battery and waited, then rebooted. Still wasn't working. Pulled battery and rebooted 2 more times. Finally I was getting some response. After unlocking the screen, my phone started opening and selecting things in random apps, like something was controlling it. Has anyone else had a problem like this??

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    Does your charger port look broken? Bent pins?
     
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    Did you have your phone charging when this happened. If so are you using the charger the phone came with?

    There have been times where people have came across a situation like this when the phone is charging, with a bb charger or something other than the one it came with.
     
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    Are you rooted running a custom rom? It could be issues there.

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  5. Willheis

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    It did happen while it was charging, but its done it before when it wasn't charging. And I am also using a charger from samsung phone. So that may be part of the problem.

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    Yeah, that's the issue. This problem has been reported on droids since the Droid 1. Use the stock charger.
     
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    My wifes og droid did the same thing, if she happen to get into the browser it would scroll up and down like it was on crack. First it started only a few time but got worse over a month, got so bad she couldnt answer phone calls. She sent it back to get repaired. They replaced the screen. Never did find out what was causing it.
     
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    Same problem. No root, but I have noticed a pattern. If I'm just surfing the web or something on my phone, or updating some apps, or just using apps, it's perfectly fine. I text a lot, about 500 messages a day. I wasn't allowed to text to day, my phone hasn't spazzed out once. How often do you guys text? Because I think it's something to do with usage from the Google Messaging Service.
     
  9. Willheis

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    Probably about 100 to 200 messages a day. But yeh, that's usually when things start screwing up. It also happened while I was trying to take a picture. My phone went camera mode to the gallery on its own and started selecting pictures and zooming in and out on them. Pretty weird.

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  10. hAHAha_Halo

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    And it can't be the charger, I'm using the stock charger. I also have only 10 apps that I have downloaded
     
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    I can assure you, it's a hardware issue. It's either caused by a non-OEM charger, or a bad/failing digitizer. There is no magic fix for this. I just got my replacement phone in the mail from Asurion a few weeks ago, for this issue. The android forums are littered with dozens of threads just like this.
     
  12. hAHAha_Halo

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    I'm betting on the digitizer. I'm thinking about going to that one youbreakifix website for a fix, but a screen replacement is about $100 for Droid 1.

    -EDIT-
    It's $40 for a digitizer mail-in "Do It Yourself" from ubreakifix.com, $100 for a full glass/touch screen replacement (shipping not included)
    What sucks? In order to get to the digitizer in your phone, you have to take EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING apart from the phone. The Digitizer can only be reached by working your way from the back to the front.
    You can watch the whole video, but here's the thing: Pay attention when it gets to 7:48. That's the piece you need to repair / replace, that's the digitizer.
    I also sent ubreakifix.com an email, asking if they are able to replace just the digitizer instead of the entire touch screen. They haven't emailed me back though, I'll keep you guys updated, I know there's a lot of people with this same problem who probably, like me, have an expired warranty so you can't ask for a replacement phone unless you go pay for it.
    And this won't be my last edit, I'll constantly come back to this post or add another of somebody else makes a reply. The link below is the digitizer from ubreakifix.com, DIY repair
    http://www.ubreakifix.com/motorola-droid-1-glass-digitizer-404.html
     
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