Rogue Droid - HUGE ISSUE!!!!

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    Ok, so my motorola droid made me think I was losing my mind, without a doubt. Why?

    Wednesday morning I wake up around 5am, go to the bathroom, on the way back by I notice my phone is lit up and surfing the web. WHAT?????? it is on face book, on the registration page. I pick up the phone, unplug and start looking. It has responded to an email to 15 of my coworkers with a blank body message. It has attempted to send 3 or 4 text messages, they are marked as drafts.....

    Ok, I am known to sleep walk and start to blame myself.

    Thursday night into Friday morning. 3am our dog wakes me up, I go to get back in bed and realized the phone is lit up and panning through home pages. WTF!!!!!!!!! I look, 4 missed calls, 4 new texts. I start looking and the phone called my parents, my neighbors, a client, has again attempted to send text messages, and has sent a blank email to one of my other email accounts.

    I made my wife look at it, she agreed something was going on and that I was not sleep walking and that I was not crazy. My neighbor and parents are freaked out thinking we are being robbed or something. My neighbor walks over to check on the house, nothing going on. My dad said that it sounded like my son had the phone pushing buttons.

    I download a droid virus scanner thinking someone is hacking my phone at night or something. No viruses. Ok, maybe magnets for the dock and something related to my dresser, I move to an end table.... same thing. I noticed with it plugged in the buttons at the bottom (back, menu, home etc) do not work properly, its more like touch gestures in the screen. My wife asks me, which charger is that... uh oh its the new one. I put the one that came with the phone back in and it works fine. So I take the "bad" charger up to the office and plug the phone in. Go back downstairs to get coffee, come back up again and the phone (the devil :) :icon_ devil: ) has decide to repeatedly launch this new virus scan application.



    SO............... this charger is causing this phone to do some really really really odd stuff. Call people, send emails, send txt messages etc. I bought a pack of charger/case on ebay for like 6 bucks. Just to give something to put the phone in on my side until seidio comes out with cases. I used this charger because it has a longer cord than the factory one.

    I guess BE CAREFUL OF AFTERMARKET ACCESSORIES. Anyone else find this really odd?


    Video of the virus scan phenomenon from this morning.
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    haha I cant help but laugh at this, Im glad you did narrow it down to the charger. Do you have a name of the charger or a link to where you bought it? I'd buy it just to test it and have fun.
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    I had ALL of the same symptoms that I narrowed down to the same cheap eBay charger after Verizon replaced the phone. :mad:
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    Wow.. I have never heard of anything like that..

    Glad you figured it out :icon_eek:
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    i wish it was still a mystery... makes for good forum conversation, haha
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    NO No No!!! :motdroidhoriz:
    Nobody listens............

    Its already been posted here before,,, The Droids are waking up one by one and doing what they please.... They are going to take over, its no use fighting them....

    Warning!!!!!!!! Trying to interfere may result in the phone using its built in electrifier!!!
    Careful, if you make it mad enough it will shock you or worse!!!!!!!!

    ROFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    You all have been WARNED!!!!!!!!! :motdroidvert:
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    oh im sure it makes for good conversation..... :) just imagine my conversations over the past 2 days.

    ratings on the charger are

    model: motv8/v9
    input 110-220v 50-60hz
    output 5v 500ma
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    I just dont see that input/output being a problem, there has to be something else going on inside that charger...lol or the Droid!
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    the droid definitely said... um not OEM.... FREAK OUT!!!!!!!!!!!! maybe its a verizon / motorola thing ? YOU MUST BUY OURS.... YOU MUST BUY OURS
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    So all these middle of the night calls have been cause of aftermarkt hardware? With a device like this I personally don't trust aftermarket parts, especially from ebay.
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    That is very weird...I use my Kindle charger all the time with the droid and have no problems.
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    as of now, the only reason I can find is becasue of that charger. It has only had this type of behavior when plugged up. Yeah I only bought that thing for the case but figured, what the heck....... might as well use the charger...


    not any more :)
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    Mine is branded as Motorola, PN:mp5334a, 550Ma, 5v

    Nothing but headaches, with ALL of the same issues the OP had!

    I finaly fugured it out after VZW gave me a replacement phone, and it did the same thing! 13 SMS messages unsent with nothing but garbage in all of them....
    :bling:

    Trully Weird...
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    I went through something similar with a cheap battery/charger from eBay for my Storm. Thanks for posting this in hopes some others avoid similar situations
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    Phone goes crazy on eBay charger

    Well, thanks to this forum and this post my sanity is restored. I had used my Droid for about a week and then took a long trip and was anxious to try out the Droid in its car window dock and let it do the navigating. I resisted playing with the screen and options while driving, but took the dock to the motel room for some practice while in the car dock and navigation mode. Soon the phone was going nuts. Just bringing my finger close to the screen caused actions and the phone called and sent texts pretty much on its own. I was getting sick. I called Verizon and we both agreed that I would go to the Verizon store the next morning and get a new phone. I removed the battery and went to bed. You may have figured out my now what happened. I had packed my never before used eBay charger in my overnight bag and plugged it into the phone at the motel. The problems with the phone were not related to the dock, but to the charger. I found this thread the next morning on the motel computer and ran back upstairs and removed the charger. Immediately the phone was back to normal and I was a very happy guy. Now, just before I toss the charger into the trash I will leave the information that is printed on it here so others may learn from my mistake.
    Made in China - Input 100-240V, 200ma 47-63HZ - Output DC 4.5V to 9.5V Max 800ma Before Charging Study This Instruction Sheet - Vor dem laden ist die - Cebrauchsanweisung Zu lesen INDOOR USE ONLY - MOT V8/V9 or something like that -
    If you purchased an eBay charger and it looks like this - run, don't walk to the trash can. Happy Droiding - Russ
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    If your read my sig, it's all explained as to what's going on :)
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    I had a similar situation. Whenever my MotoDroid is plugged in the phone will literally type by itself when a text field is open. I've even witnessed it launch applications. I returned my 1st one thinking it was defective only to have the 2nd one do it too.
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    It is not a problem with the phone. It is a problem with the charger people are using. Are you using the charger that came with the phone or an aftermarket one?
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