Revived Droid

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    My D1 fell from my bed about 5 or so months back and had the dreaded "blank screen" where the backlights as well as the touch screen itself worked, but nothing would show.

    After doing a few searches out of curiosity, I read of people fixing this problem by, however bad it may sound, dropping their Droids again. I thought "What the hell. It's a used Droid, already has scratches and dents from its previous owner, isn't under warranty, and I have no use for it anyway. So I dropped it several times from about the distance from my bed to floor (maybe 4 feet or so).

    And what do you know! After maybe the 12th drop (like I said, no skin off my nose if it doesn't work), the Motorola insignia showed when I powered the phone back on!

    I've been out of the loop for so long, feels good to be back. Decided to put a fresh install of Lithium Mod for the time being until I sit down and start getting my bearings again. Just wanted to share my success story :)
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    Awesome! It seems like you have the Jesus of the smartphone world lol
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    Well that is an interesting story. I remember when I was a kid, and that was probably before the majority of you were born, having a black and white television in my bed room. Every so often the picture went out on it and I'd get it back by banging the side of it.

    Of course that's just a slightly different technology. They used tubes in those days not micro chips and such.
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    Thanks for posting this! I dropped my Motorola Droid and the screen went black. After reading your post, I thought, why not, what do I have to lose? Sure enough, after about 6-7 drops on carpet, the screen lit up again and is still lit. I am reaffirming it works to others, at least for me, because I found a lot of posts about people losing the screen but not many good suggestions to try, but this worked.
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    Oh man. Remember the original NES? If blowing in it didn't work, just whack it a couple times and the game would load.
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    The good old days :)
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    Glad my story helped :)
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    Unlike your example, My phone was not dropped...it just suddenly had a case of black screen. Seemed like all was working "behind the scenes", but absolutely nothing on the screen. I took to Verizon who told me it would be 5 days before a replacement phone could be sent since it happens to be Memorial Day Weekend. I'm only 3 months away from my upgrade and the thoughts of having to set up ANOTHER droid was totally frustrating. I'm on my 6th droid as I was one of the lucky ones who had countless problems with the Froyo upgrade. Anyway I took it to the kitchen, bent over slighty and dropped on the floor. After the third drop....Viola!! I have a fully functioning phone again. Even if it only lasts long enough to get everything backed up, I'm thrilled! Thanks for the very unorthodox, but highly effective "repair" method!!dancedroid
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