Droid RAZR MAXX won't turn on!

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    First of all, it is a pleasure to be here-I've never joined a forum before! I couldn't even find how to post my question, so I'm unfortunatley going to do it here. I promise to venture around the site more tomorrow, but it is getting late here, and I desperately need help. My Droid shut itself off (I think), anyway-it is completely black & I cannot turn it back on. It was at least 50-60% charged when this happened, but I know sometime the battery can drain really fast for no apparent reason to me, so I have had it charging for 4 1/2 hours and still nothing! Is there some kind of trick to turn it back on like there is to turn it off when it freezes?? Thanks in advance to anyone that can help me----I DREAD going to the Verizon store to try to fix this, and I need my phone!! Amy
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    Hello and welcome to the forum.

    Try this, hold the power button and the volume down button down at the same time, just keep holding them for 10-15 seconds. See if that does it.

    DROID RAZR MAXXIMIZED!!!! PREPARE TO BE VANQUISHED!!!
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    Thanks

    Actually, I had already tried that... did not work, but I tried it again anyway-still didn't work. then I thought to myself it holding the power button & the volume down button usually turn off a frozen phone, why not try holding the power button with the volume up button? IT WORKED!!!! Is this something I should be worried about, or is this a "normal" issue for this phone?:hail:
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    I don't know how that would've worked.. odd.

    I think you need to calibrate your battery meter. Is the device charged to 100% now? Use it now until it goes down to the 15% low battery warning, power it off and charge it to 100% again. Then you're good to go :)

    DROID RAZR MAXXIMIZED!!!! PREPARE TO BE VANQUISHED!!!
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    Glad it turned back on for you.. are you using smart actions battery extender? How about the task manager?? Set every single app you have to auto kill. Then when the phone times out, screen off, it will kill all unnecessary apps after 2 mins.

    Use these two things and your device will work smoother and longer :)

    DROID RAZR MAXXIMIZED!!!! PREPARE TO BE VANQUISHED!!!
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    I suggest that now since you have control of the phone, you manually power it off by pressing and holding Power, then selecting "Power off" from the menu. Once done, plug the charger into the phone (the stock Motorola Charger and stock Motorola Cable), and allow it to self-boot into "Charge only" mode. You will see it start first with the red M logo, then eventually you'll see a large animated battery with floating "liquid" level and a percentage of charge will show in numerical representation. Allow it to continue and it will go black in about 10 seconds, but will continue charging. You will want to allow it to charge to 100%. To check where it is in the charging process, tap either the up or down volume buttons briefly. In about 3 seconds you'll see the battery again, and then after 10 seconds it will go off again as before.

    Once it reaches 100%, disconnect it and power it up normally. Once on, go ahead and use it normally, but watch the battery level and as it gets near 15%, make sure to be near a charger. Once it hits 15% and displays the "Low battery" warning, power it down and then repeat the charging process with power off as above. This 1,2,3 process should be performed about every 2-3 months. This will assure the meter is accurately representing the actual battery charge level, and not telling you that you have 50%-60% when it may be only minutes away from powering down due to a dead battery.

    Good luck! :biggrin:
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    Thank you everybody! I do have the smart actions set and task killer set to kill all apps. It is now charged to 100% and will let it discharge and follow your remaining advice. I really can't thank you enough. How do you become so knowledgeable about all this stuff...there's so much! I am so grateful for people like you.
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    We do it all for you, Amy! :D

    Sent from my DROID RAZR MAXX using Xparent ICS Tapatalk 2 with Google voice to text translation. Please excuse any minor spelling, punctuation, capitalization or grammatical errors.
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    Hello and welcome to the forum Amy! Glad your got your phone back on! :)
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    welcome to the forums ...
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    Welcome to Droid Forums!! Glad to see you were able to get back on track :biggrin:
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    Thanks for all the help & welcomes. I hope to learn a lot here. dancedroid
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    Welcome to the site. Glad you got your phone working again!
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    94LT1 Moderator is a genius...simultaneously holding power & volume down buttons worked for me!! thnx!!
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    :D Thanx. Its called a soft boot or a simulated battery pull :)

    Thanx for the kind words :) glad you got it figured out.

    I learned it all here. And you can too ;)
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    Thank you Amy! I had the same issue and read your post about holding the power and volume down button simultaneously and it actually turned the phone back on. Saved me a trip to the Verizon store. Thanks again. dancedroid
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    I think holding the power button and volume up does nothing... at least not on my phone.. it just turns up the volume... perhaps it was just holding the power button down?? Idk.. but glad you got it handled.
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    Thanks

    My phone did the same thing glad that there's that little trick
    otherwise i'd of lost a brand new droid to a flaw hope tthis never happens again.

    P.S. I think that the power+volume was a developer failsafe that restores the phone to a set time which is saved every few seconds to prevent major losses on the phone.
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    Hi to all!
    Thanks for this great forum!! I have same problem as Amy, but tricks with power+volume/down/up are not working for me. Just bought razr maxx yesterday, charge it to 100pct, played with it a bit and went to sleep. In the morning I found razr completely dead and I must say it freaks me out that its dead :) Buttons not responding. So I just plug in original M charger. No led indication, no display showing battery charging animation, no nothing :) Now charging for 4hrs and still no reaction to buttons, no led indication...

    Previously I had old Nokia 6120 (yea I know I know its history, but its working 100pct anytime/anywhere) and I guess I was used to not to bother myself with battery state, because when I plug my old phone into charger, it worked right away... Guess this is not the case with new Android phones ? From what I have read in this thread, it is always necessary (better) to keep it plugged in the charger overnight/watch battery state carefully ? If so, it would be wise from manufacturers of new phones to state this WARNING for dummies like me on the 1st page of manual with say 20pt Tahoma font in big red box :) so dummies like me would not start runing & screaming all the way down to M service station :)

    Anyway thanks for this forum and thread and all help from experienced users!
    All the best
    l. (sorry for spelling and all, I am not native speaker)
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    "Loser", I have had some problems with the battery discharging too fast, but nothing like that. Hopefully the other guru's on here will know what to do. They have helped me so much. In fact, I will be searching the forum for another problem I'm having very soon. Such a good resource-they're awesome .
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