RAZR MAXX Gone Wild!

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    My wife and I got MAXXs last month during the BOGO deal Verizon was offering. Love these phones! My wife had a BlackBerry before the MAXX, and is very happy with her new phone. Until last night...

    After getting off the phone with her mother, her phone went wild. Without touching any the screen, it dialed my phone twice. Then I watched as the display flickered between the different launcher screens. The phone seemed possessed!

    The screen wasn't very dirty, but I cleaned it off anyway. Turned it off and back on. The demonic behavior seemed to stop and hasn't returned. I don't know if it was skin oils on the screen, static electricity from my wife's hand, or what. I'm just glad it stopped. I've never seen anything like that before.

    Has anyone ever seen this before? Is the phone defective? Or do I need to call a priest?


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    LOL! I don't mean to laugh. Wow! That has never happened and I've never heard of this happening. Glad to hear it's back working for you

    Sent from my DROID RAZR MAXX
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    Go ahead and laugh! It made me laugh. I've used touchscreen devices for quite a while and I've never seen anything like it either. I wonder if it was static electricity or something else that simulated a finger touching the screen intermittently. There has to be an explanation.
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    I noticed something very odd a few days ago. I picked up my phone and tried unlocking it with the pattern screen. The first 4 times I tried, it would not register properly and kept giving the wrong pattern. Only happened the one time and I certainly hope it was a glitch.
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    It might be a little too soon for a priest. Wait for it to do 360s... I have seen something like this when magnets were woven into some jewelry with a previous phone it was connecting and disconnecting to the car dock screen. Even tho we figured that one out & this isn't the same... it could still have to do with some metals in jewelry.
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    That actually makes sense. Except my wife doesn't wear any jewelry at all. (Lucky for me!) I'm thinking it has to be something like that, though. Something that gives off an electromagnetic field like your finger would.

    Thanks for the idea, though. I'm still trying to figure out how the little rubber-tipped stylus works for these touchscreens.


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    your welcome...

    I am not much for jewelry either. I dont even wear my wedding ring.

    Can't help ya with the stylus I didnt get one. not sure I would use it.
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    Styluses work fine. Have several that I use with my iPad. The best I've found are not the rubber tip versions but ones that use a conductive fabric tip. Have several from iFaraday.com. (Not affiliated with the manufacturer but very happy with his products and customer service. Good guy.)
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    Thanks. I'll have to check that out. The rubber tips get kinda sticky sometimes. I have had one of the rubber tipped ones for a while, just don't understand how it interacts withe the screen to simulate a finger press.
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    stay away from magnets

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    I had a similar incident with my Droid 1 way back. It was a defective digitizer. The guy at tech support said it might have been related to the screen protector that I had recurrently removed.
    That was never confirmed and in fact disputed by others but it started just after removal. The phone had to be replaced.
    I never put another screen protector on. No scratches even now.

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    The only time I have ever experienced that is when I forgot my hat. Don't forget yours! tin foil hat.jpg
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    I have a droid x and I have had that problem a few times. I just reset the phone and its fine. Seems to be a glitch. Or when the screen gets wet

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    I'll bet that either the phone was plugged in to a crappy charger or (more likely) there was a small bit of sweat from her finger or ear or maybe wet hair that got on the screen. If I get a single rain drop on the screen of my X2 it becomes unresponsive and does random things, even after wiping it off. Locking and unlocking after it's tried off fix it.
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    Not sure if it is what you were seeing, but I am trying to identify charging/tethering issue's. One situation I had a third party charger plugged into my Maxx and the unlock screen went wonkers and after finally unlocking the screen it started to make an outgoing call to a contact that I most recently dialed.
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    I've heard of problems with defective chargers causing erratic behavior. Some have speculated that it may be due to poor grounding in the charger.

    However, she wasn't using a charger at the time. It had been off the charger for the entire day. (Love that MAXX battery!) A bit of perspiration is possible. I'm just hoping it's not a defective digitizer as has been suggested. We both have Otterbox Commuter cases on our phones. I wonder if the rubber framing the screen could have interacted with moisture or static electricity to cause this.

    I feel comfortable ruling out paranormal activity at this time. ;-)
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    Same thing happened to me.

    Had to do a reset by pressing the on/off key and both up and down keys at the SAME time (like control, alt, delete on PC) .

    Maxx working fine now.
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    I have been having similar "possessed" behavior from my brand new Maxx. No charger attached, and once when no one was even touching it, it begins flashing on and off. I can't stop the flashing by pressing any of the buttons nor will it allow me to power off. It just flashes in a crazy manner for several seconds and then comes to its senses. This happened when using Epi app, an e-reader app and when the phone was sitting next to the bed. It flashed so much it awakened my husband on the far side of a king bed. It has also happened when removing the phone from my pocket. At the same time, the phone has gone from AMAZING battery life to REALLY AWFUL. If it would just behave this is the most amazing phone imaginable.

    I just returned from the Verizon store where I bought the phone and they refuse to take it back unless I can duplicate the problem on demand. YIKES. I've been a Verizon wireless customer for more years than I care to admit, but they treated me like I was a crazy old lady. :mad:
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    Rubber tipped s likely won't work. Capacitive screens are activate by the heat in your finger tip. So were a rubber cot and you might be fine.

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    I get some very eradic behavior when using Skyfire Browser. I'll tap the link I want to choose. Then the browser screen will shimmy up and down..., like a quiver. I'll then pull the link downward and tap it again. It does fine then.

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