Well she finally died

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    Yesterday, after a little over a year, my Original Droid finally quit on me. Loaded up the latest release of BB the night before, was texting like normal yesterday and then on the last text the screen wouldn't turn on. Tried everything, battery pull, connect to charger, connect to PC, RSDLite...all nothing. The phone still boots, I know because it does that little vibrate and then my notification light comes on. I can also swipe the unlock button and feel it vibrate, no screen though. So now I'm on the Droid X...pretty good so far. Fair well though, to the best phone I'd ever had!
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    RIP :-( I feel your pain

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    Sorry to hear that. There will probably never be another D1, in my book.
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    A moment of silence...
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    I would like to extend my condolences , I sure it was a fine Droid.
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    Sorry to hear your loss, but you probably forgot about it thanks to your new baby the Droid X. I sure don't miss my D1.

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    Sounds like the backlight died. I love my OG Droid so much that had it happened to me, I probably would have tried replacing the screen.
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    That sucks... and just after the manufacturers warranty... Did you have the VZW insurance? Their program has a 'warranty extension' built into it.
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    She will be in our prayers

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    Alas, the sorrow is too much to put into words...
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    I feel your pain. My wife just picked up the Pro, and while it is a looker, I don't think I could part with my OG.

    RIP :motdroidhoriz:
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    Thanks guys. That really was the best phone. Survived several drops and even a motorcycle crash.

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    She did you a favor by letting you move on. My D1 is still running well for my DH.
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    Shouldn't we be complaining that a 300 dollar phone died in one year of use? lol

    Hope my OG last at least 2 years so I can at least have another upgrade to use.
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    I feel your pain too, my OG Droid back button stopped working after just a small drop onto the carpet, and then my touch screen went completely crazy. I had the extended warranty through VZW too, but didn't want to get a refurbished phone. I did upgrade to the DX and love it. Used Z4root to root it and have just left it stock with root. Tomorrow marks 1 month with my DX and I'm totally in love with this phone. Best phone you can buy imho.
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    This exact same thing just happened to me. Backlight died for no apparent reason. I wasn't paying for insurance...went to Verizon and they told me my only option was a certified pre-owned Droid for $289. I activated an old phone instead...am really stuck with this feature phone for 6 months unless I shell out $300+?
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    Wow! Only a year? Sorry. :sad:
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    Why don't you buy a used droid from ebay? You could find one pretty cheap.

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    Yeah, eBay so at least you have some measure of protection. Do not get one with a bad ESN unless you intend to use it for parts.

    Even then, most likely it's stolen or was reported stolen.