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Discussion in 'Motorola Droid Bionic' started by tpearson25, Sep 8, 2011.

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    I turned in my orginal droid for the Bionic. I have been having issues with the touch screen. It will select apps or type letters at random. I noticed it does it worse while pluged in. I do have an otter box case on it. I did try it without the case and it was better. I was woundering if anyone else was having this problem? Thanks
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    try a battery pull
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    I'm having strange issues sorta like that using swype

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    Yeah, I had the same issue while the phone was plugged in. I would touch an e-mail in gmail, but it would select an e-mail way down the list. When typing, letters would just randomly be put in.

    When I unplugged the phone from the charger, it appears to work fine.

    Is this a bug, or some type of defect where it needs to be returned?
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    I'm thinking battery pull still.
    Nobody has reported if they've tried it and if so, what the results were.
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    By battery pull, you mean pull the battery while the phone is on?
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    Turn the phone off
    Pull the battery
    Press and HOLD the power button for at least 10 seconds
    Reseat the battery and replace the cover
    Power the phone up
    Wait for the Preparing SD Card icon to go away

    then test it again
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    this is a common issue with a bad wallcharger.
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    Use a paint program and see if any parts of the screen don't register paint

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    When I first started charging the phone it was fine. Only seemed to do it once the phone was close to and at full charge

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    Thats a sign of a bad charger. Get another charger and try.
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    I have also seen this behavior with non-original chargers. For those with the problem, are you using the new charger that came with the phone?
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    I think the problem might have been my charger. I plugged my phone into my old one from my droid2 and it quit. Now it isn't doing it in the new one either. Weird. They should be the exact same charger right?

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    I will try it again tomorrow at work. I had it in a brand new dock. I tend to use it while it's in the dock. I had no clue what it was doing, it was typing all sorts of random crap. I did do a hard reset like you all have explained. I'll see if the problem clears up tomorrow. I hope it does, and I hope it's just a charger or something strange like that.
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    You didn't mention it so I'm guessing you don't have one but this same thing happened to me when I put a screen protector on my mom's Droid 2. Took it off and it stopped.
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    I tried the battery pull still having problems. Thought it was the case but now I took the case off and still touch screen selects apps types and scrolls on its own. I went back by verizon and it worked for them but as soon as I got back to work it started all over again. Spent to much money for this kind of problem!
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    That was the first thing I thought of. I do have one on there, and I was tempted to take it off. It's distorting the picture anyways. But I don't think I can take it back since the rep opened them adn put it on for me. So I feel like I should leave it on to get my money's worth.
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    I do have a screen protector on. Could it be that simple?
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    It was my first guess at what was causing it. It's a simple thing to try. I would try it. However, make sure with everything you try, you do it under the same circumstances adn the same amount of trials. Don't want to not know what is causing the problem.
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    I also let the verizon rep install it and would like my money worth. I think I will sleep on it and in the morning if I still have the problem I will take it back so they can see what it is doing and may be give me a credit? In the long run I hope it is that simple. I had to return my first droid 1 because of a defect.
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