Phone reboots when dropped.

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    Well I have dropped my phone twice in the last week. Both times when I picked the phone up it was rebooting. The first time was from my waste onto concrete which I can understand it turning off. Tonight it dropped from around my belly button to the carpet. Plus I did one of those stick your foot out so it absorbs most of the force before it hits the ground(which was soft carpet). Again it was rebooting when I picked it up. That 2nd drop it barely hit the ground since I absorbed all the force with my foot. Are these batteries jarred easily with force? Just asking because every phone I have had and dropped never rebooted or turned off unless the battery flew off. The phone has a seidio case on so no scratches but dont know why it reboots so easily. Does anyone else notice this or am I just being dumb and need to stop dropping my phone.......Dont answer that last question.
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    I'll do you one better. Dropped my phone from like 4-5 inches TOPS onto my wooden nightstand when I meant to set it down lightly. Rebooted. I'm guessing it's a better safe than sorry kinda thing? I've done the foot trick as well onto carpet from mid-chest (I'm 6'2") and it didn't reboot...
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    I heard some reports that self reboot/off may regarding the SD card.....
    I guess your SD card may be striked....
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    my last two phones ejected the battery cover and the battery several feet when dropped, I consider rebooting a feature
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    Haha! My Droid has done that a couple times too...

    Sdcard striked? What do you mean? It was jostled?
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    maybe the shock from the impact shifts the battery to the point where it stops making contact and the phone loses power briefly causing a reset/reboot?
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    You guys have to stop dropping your Droids to see what drop feature set's are found! :icon_ devil:
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    What he said!

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    Ill try to remember that next time right before I accidentally drop my droid. Hopefully that is never.
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    I dropped my Droid and then got the official 2.1 OTA. Live Wallpapers, 100 homescreens, CPU clocked to 2Ghz. It loads things before I press them. It's thought activated, knows when I don't want to talk to someone before they even call, and it makes every style of egg known to man, but only when I WANT eggs...

    Droid DOES.
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    Yeah I mean... that'll do it
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    I just dropped mine to see what would happen. It turned into a snake but then turned back into a Droid when I picked it up again.


    (extra points for whoever gets the reference)
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    You guys are lucky. I'm going to throw mine across the street and see what happens. BRB:icon_ banana:
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    What!!! I'm really disapointed none of you guys have downloaded the app Airbag
    if I drop mine airbag deploys and lands safely on a cushion of feathers
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    I have had mine for three months and have not dropped it ONCE!!!

    Stop dropping the phone and it will not reboot on you!!!
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    Believe me I do not want to drop my phone, but it happens. Watch when your unlucky day comes this thread is going to be the 2nd thing you think of after you have either cussed out loud or in your head as the phone is free falling.
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    I've dropped it once, and though I swear it fell in slow motion, cartwheeled in slow motion, and slid about 3 feet in slow motion, it SOUNDED as if everything was happening in real time. I don't remember if it rebooted or not, nor do I remember the day, time, or where I was. But the drop. I remember the drop.
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    My old BB Pearl reboots if dropped. It doesn't take a big drop as only an inch fall will freak it out. It was a pain when using Pandora in the car, you would hit a bump then have to wait 10 years (give or take 10 years) for the phone to reboot.
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