First time post Bionic touch screen

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

  1. Renae

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    I'm not really having the issue too much, but I'm monitoring it. I would recommend taking it back, there is no reason for continuing suffering.

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    How was your activation in your new phone? Some people have reported weird phone behavior while trying to activate LTE service. One suggestion was to turn your previous android off... You can disable all wireless connections, put in airplane mode, restart and retest.

    If you have a VZW store nearby go and try a different battery, without screen protectors, covers or any chargers. If your battery doesn't charge properly they should be able to exchange the battery, if your screen is messed up they'll give you a new phone.
     
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    Mine was doing something funky like that as well. Even in the lock screen it doesnt seem as smooth as it should. Just get an odd feeling about the touch screen. I'm gonna mess around with it for the next week or so. If it continues then I will certainly take it back.
     
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    I am using the charger that came with the bionic. I have had to pull the battery and it will work for a bit. I also have trouble with the unlock slide it is not as smooth as it should be. I have noticed it works better with the left hand. makes you think where they put the power button and the unlock swipe all seems to work better with left hand. Is this a first left handed phone?LOL
     
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    if you pulled the battery and it's still doing the same thing I would go to the VZW store and have it replaced right away.
    something just isnt right.
     
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    my D2 was doing the same thing while running the leaked GB. I never figured out what caused it though. I guess I'm not much help!
     
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    Mine still has not gone crazy since I plugged in my old charger for a few minutes, then returned to the charger that came with the phone. Is it possible this had something to do with the phone charging up for the first time (which is when this happened to me).

    I really hope we can figure this out before 14 days passes though...I do not want a refurb after spending $300 on this phone.
     
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    I took it back to Verizon and they gave me a new one. It is working fine now!!! Thanks for all your help.
     
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    This scares me a bit given that this is exactly like the known issue that plagued my Original Droid and eventually rendered it unusable. I assumed that this issue would be would be a non-issue since Motorola is using newer screen technologies. But, now, I can't help but wonder if this is somehow related to a glitch in Moto's design, manufacturing, radios, etc.

    I did not see this in the Photon but that doesn't mean that the issue didn't exists.
     
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    very small number of people reporting this issue... VZW is more than happy to swap out the phone.
     
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    Of course they will during the first 14. Let's be realistic, the value of the contract far out weighs the value of the phone.

    That being said... In my case, I had purchased my original Droid from Best Buy, not realizing that their "insurance" was through a third party. Once the issue had reared it's ugly head, I was a year and 1/2 into my contract and, unknowingly to me, the insurer had "discontinued" the policy. Naturally, Verizon took the position that the issue was not a documented issue and I could, therefore, purchase a new phone out-right or pay the ETF. Shame on me for not being more savvy on the policy. Shame on Verizon for a) not acknowledging the penetration of the issue and offering me a refurb and b) trying to corner me and, quite frankly, mislead me into buying a $600+ replacement.

    At the end of the day...
    • DON'T assume that the issue will expose itself within the first 14 days. For many users, it did not show up for months.
    • DO assume that Verizon WILL replace the phone within the first 14 to keep you from easing out of your new contract.
    • After the first 14... Caveat Emptor.
    • I don't ever want to be in this position again.
    One final note... I don't buy using a specific make/model cable as being a reasonable solution to this issue. I have so many micro-usb chargers in my offices and home (Samsung, Blackberry, Palm, etc). Eventually, I will surely use a cable that isn't manufactured by Motorola. Either it's a standard micro-usb port or it isn't.
     
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    Deff noticing that with my screen as well. Had the crazy phantom pushes a few times while charging before and noticed that the lock screen dsnt feel very smooth at all compared to like the x or the x2. Wanna get into a store soon to compare mine to another bionic display r something.

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