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Random shut downs require battery pull

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid Bionic' started by doctordoctor, Sep 10, 2011.

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    3 times now I have had to tear my bionic out of its otter box and then Forcefully try to get out the Battery and THEN and only then will my phone reboot!!! Each time I have put my phone into my front pocket like anyother man would. ANyone else have this happen? I rooted so thought it was a root problem so I then unrooted and it has done it 2x since. Maybe Verizon should give me a new Bionic already???
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    If you rooted you voided the warranty. Better hope they dont see that or you'll be charged full retail if you get a replacement.

    Best bet at this point is to do a Master Reset and start from scratch.
    SETTINGS>PRIVACY>FACTORY DATA RESET
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    ouch!
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    happened to me today, thought the battery died, but i knew it was way above 50%.... was like wtf when i got home and tried to charge and it didnt work...my phone is rooted as well
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    Happened to me last night. I am not rooted.
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    Thunderbolt had this issue at least 3 times a day, so far not once on my bionic.

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using DroidForums
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    Glad to see unrooted devices have the problem too. So I may just go back to root
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    i have read numerous reports of this problem in multiple forums, including the Motorola support forums. it happened twice to my Bionic, phone was still on (screen was off) and hot, but completely unresponsive to the power button. i was rooted. i un-rooted and did a factory reset two days ago. i have since re-installed most of my apps again but have not yet re-rooted, just waiting to see if this problem recurs.
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    I've had it happen to me twice. Screen was unresponsive and it wouldn't charge. Can't find anything that would cause it.
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    I have also had this happen twice now. Once yesterday and once today. My Bionic is NOT rooted. I haven't noticed any abnormal heat or anything it is just unresponsive when I push the power button or plug it into the charger. Only way to get it on is a battery pull and reboot.
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    This happened to me twice today. Both times it was in my pocket so I thought it might have been overheating that was causing this problem. I guess not thought since it's happening to others at random times.
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    Thanks for the link PhilD... but my Motorola account has been disabled so I had to do it here first.

    I bought this phone 3 days ago. And for the last two days, the phone was fine and dandy. The last two days though, The phone was plug on power. Today (9/11/2011) @ 8:50P, I've unplugged the phone and used it for couple of hours. I decided to play outside and left the phone at a table in a A/C room. After done playing in few hours, I grabbed a "hardware brick". The phone was cool and I didn't suspect anything out of it as it acted like a brand new phone should be; but it is just unresponsive when I push the power button or plug it into the charger. Only way to get it on is by a battery pull and press the power button.
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    Mine has frozen on me twice now while I'm using it. I have to pull the battery to reset it. The phone is not excessively hot at the time and I am not rooted.
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    i suspect they froze your account because you posted about rooting...kind of like you did in the thread i linked above :) they don't want folks discussing that sort of stuff over there, which is fair because it's their forum. anyways, i hope this problem doesn't keep happening because i really like this phone a lot and i don't want to have to return it
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    no ... they froze my account due to lack of postings since 2010 :D . As you can see I only posted 3 posts so far. So I was listed in their auto-disabled of unused account. but it is sorted... I did said root as an explanation in the motorola forum that you gave the link to, but I don't discuss it in a greater detail about stuff that is not legit :p nor approved by motorola. I hope I really don't cross the line there tho... :blink:
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    Yup - happened to me today. Bionic is non-root and has had 100% uptime since last Thursday when I bought it. I had just used it a few minutes prior, plugged it into the charger and bam - unresponsive. Did a battery pull and it's back just fine. I will post on Moto's site so that they are aware of this.

    This one restart aside, the Bionic has been nothing short of amazing!!
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    Since you say it happened when you plugged it in, are you using the charger *and* cable that came with the phone?
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    Yes - stock charger and cable.

    Frankly, it could have gone dead shortly before plugging it in, I just happened to notice it at that point.

    Hope that helps!
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    Well Phone has done it 2 more times now and this time I noticed it occurred after Freezing while running different apps. 1 being Heytell the other the voice changer. My kids like the robot voice so I act like Optimus prime and tell them to go to bed and what not. Anyhow Unrooted but I just rooted it again so I can back my apps up. I notice the heat issue a lot. I am not a super user but rather a consistent user when I am not taking care of back aches and abdominal pain. I do have it in an Otter box which probably doesn't help. I will have to post on motorola too. I think a solution would be a custom ROM like Project Elite which would allow you to kill processes by holding the back button. Loved that feature!
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