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What is wrong with my phone? It is possesed

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid 2 Global' started by va2vegas, Mar 7, 2012.

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    First I started having problems when trying to text. The screen would get all jumpy and then would go back and forth between older texts, I would have to exit and re-enter to type a few more characters, and continue the cycle until I got the text sent.

    Then the phone became possessed and will do things on its own, it will open up applications, jump from application to application and then start typing.

    I have reset the phone, cleared cache from multi-touch keyboard. Turned off all short cuts, and options under multi-touch keyboard and cleared the data. The phone worked for about 15 hours after doing this with no problems, but then started opening and closing applications again on its own, reset the keyboard options and turned everything on, and even made calls and texts while I was not even in the same room as the phone.

    HELP! My phone is making me crazy, and I don't know what to do about it.
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    Sounds like the digitizer in your screen is going bad

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    same thing happened to me...sent to motorola for repair (still under warranty) and it was fixed in a week

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    In one year I had THREE of the original Droids do the same thing. Finally I gave up one the original and went to an X. .......................... It has done the same thing once in the past year or so. A factory reset had on impact on helping the problem. I was in the Verizon store with the third D1 when it happened. A few of the sales reps came over and watch my phone go crazy, they told me it is a fairly common thing!!!!!
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    Do you have a screen protector on? Remove it, wipe the screen, and re-apply a new one (or leave it off). My girlfriend was having this exact problem with her Dinc2 last night. Dust on the screen will make it do that.
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    If you are using an after market charger it can cause that sometimes, but I think only when its charging

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    I do not have a screen protector on it, but thanks
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    I want to switch phones, hear the Razr Maxx has great battery life, but also has this same problem, don't know whether to look at Galaxy Nexus, Razr Maxx, or go to iPhone.
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    va2vevas, did you ever get your crazy keyboard problem resolved? Please tell you did and post the resolution. Thanks Neil
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    The Droid 2/Global had alot of problems after gingerbread. I ended up ditching it because it was so bad. Now its my experimentation phone, and I reverted it back to Froyo. I think moto has pushed out a bug fix update if you weren't already aware.

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    I am unhappy to report that after trying all the fixes I saw here, and doing another factory reboot, the problem only went away for about 10 hours, 8 of which the phone was turned off. I now think it is a hardware issue, but still haven't decided which phone to switch to.
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    Thanks for getting back so quickly. I tend to agree with you. It was working fine and then it went nuts, it's sounding a lot like hardware. And, again, I don't know which phone to replace it with. My life is even worse because my two year contract isn't up till July. I bought the stupid insurance, does anyone know if this is covered? Or maybe just, by accident, drop it in the toilet.
    Thanks Neil
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    same problem as OP's, one question though.

    would a Droid 2 digitizer work the same as an R2D2 digitizer?
    they look the same but the R2D2 one is like twice the price, and i have an R2D2 phone.

    that is, if the problem does in fact lie in the digitizer, which is so far what i've gathered.
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    I would say a few prayers, maybe have a priest come and bless your house.

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC
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    I kind of tried that... my neighbor is a part time witch doctor and voodoo and mojo didnt make any difference.
    Neil
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    Have to say stick a fork in it! Done as in over and cooked!
    My D1 did the same thing and never came back to life. If you have Ins just "loose" your phone
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    I have a brand new Droid 4, less than a week old, it is behaving the same way. It called our daughter all by itself. Every morning there is something random on the screen. Yesterday it was texting gobblygook. Today it was google searching gooblygook. It also gets hung up at times and will not respond to any keyboard input.
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    now with a 4?!?

    that's bad news. I just got a D4 after the screen on my D2 did the same thing on & off for months, then finally failed last week. I will be quicker to ask for warranty service on the D4.

    I've been bad & been away from this forum for too long...missed the report on changes that meant I'd lose unlimited data by getting a new phone. :(
    It made sense to upgrade to the D4 instead of replacing via insurance, since I'd read a lot of comments on the same D2 screen failures.

    Can anyone tell me if there's a way to get anything out of the dead D2? The screen is lit but is now completely unresponsive. Camera & sticky notes data...

    Thanks all,
    Laurie

    eta....comments on Credo's service? ready to consider other plans for when my newly renewed contract runs out.
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    not covered for failure, but ins will cover for liquid damage...

    mine failed for good after it got diesel on the screen... roadside emergency, didn't know diesel was on my cheek:icon_ cry: (ew)

    Insurance replacement of D2 with potential for same problem: $99 (one poster said she had 3 in a row do it...$297 and counting, hmmm no warranty on ins replacements?)
    Upgrade to D4 (they let me do it 2 months early): ~$290 including case & Calif taxes.
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    Important note from the future : (see quote below) Droid A956 does not have the same hardware as A955 & A957. So to answer your question directly, A956 would need its specific part (digitizer or digitizer+glass and/or digitizer cable), whereas hardware for original D2 A955 and "special edition" R2-D2 A957 have interchangeable hardware. Thanks for catching me on that, Gasai Yuno . I'm sure I got confused with the D2 question I was replying to in a D2G thread, sorry. Stricken passages (below) appear in light gray font since I can't find the strike-out-text button. Hope sharing this by editing past thread doesn't create a time paradox...

    I'm looking at replacing my "old" Moto D2 R2-D2 Edition with a Droid 4 or a new R2-D2 (Droid 2) per ongoing battles with the screen possession and demons not yet exorcised. Maybe I'm using the wrong encantations? See Official R2-D2 Owner's Thread for details. The other option I see short-term is to pursue digitizer+glass replacement (don't need the glass but for the cost of parts to include digitizer already mounted to glass versus having to pry & re-apply the thin digitizer itself with replacement under my original glass, weighing the checks and balances here).

    @ Lowcarb, sorry to hear your D4 didn't shake the ghost of D2's misbehavior. It began misbehaving that soon after adoption?

    @ Joyna, What else might the D4 & your prior D2 have in common? Here's why I ask...

    I've decided the kids no longer get to play any games on Daddy's business phone, whether it be a new D2/R2-D2 device or a new/refurb Droid 4: I see an easy path to blame them for pinching the screen to hold down the LEGO App4+ game buttons on-screen that make the truck go vroom. But there are other age/use/exposure factors which probably made my touch screen go wonky. Nah, I totally blame the kids (it began freaking out after they got to play games on it during July 4th holiday). Now, I'm not suggesting you're doing anything wrong, just curious whether something else may be in common to cause similar behavior (some credit bad power chargers, water/heat/drop exposure ((in my case guilty of shower steam exposure and extended cradle charging time and a couple drops (((none recently))) )) )...

    @ nineteen43, Did you end up replacing your R2-D2? I've been doing the same calculations Joyna listed, basically, and heavily leaning to replacing with a Droid 4 out-of-pocket versus using Asurion deductible to get a refurbished R2-D2. New artoo unit is ~160 on eBay I see (and going fast out of stock I'm sure) whereas Asurion will want $99 for their refurbished device. I would buy a Droid 4 (even refurbished or gently used) or new R2-D2 via 3rd party instead of under VZW subsidy, just to keep my "unlimited" data in effect. Oh and there's that extra $30 upgrade fee that VZW charges for purchasing a new device from them directly, which we had to pay when replacing wife's LG flip phone at a VZW store in May. Bypassing VZW's shopping cart altogether looks better all the time.

    For the record: yes, the D2 (A955), D2 Global (A956***) and D2 R2-D2 Edition (A957) use the same digitizer component and LCD screen. The glass, frame, digitizer, and LCD can all be purchased separately or in various combinations (go fish), and you may see that
    1. there are 2 OEM outer frame options (chrome or darker "titanium" color),
    2. the D2/D2G models sport a black screen inner frame design behind the glass (R2-D2 gets extra pinstripe flare), and
    3. you don't have to replace the LCD to replace the digitizer.

    *** Strike out: D2G/A956 Global Edition Droid 2: should not have been part of my hardware reference here. ***

    Beware that some vendors require separate purchase of glue/adhesive film for mounting the glass & digitizer to your device, but some include the sticky stuff with a combo digitizer/glass replacement part
    . I bought a chrome frame with my replacement keyboard overlay but never replaced the cracked chrome on my R2-D2 in February when I swapped its keypads. Now I'm considering buying the digitizer with glass for D2/R2-D2/D2G*** to correct this personality problem with the touchscreen. I stopped and backpedalled the frame replacement previously about 7 screws into removing the slider for the screen when I realized I would have to pry up the adhesive "stickers" that compose the back of the R2-D2 frame in order to access the remaining screws. It's about that time again (or to abandon this device for a different one). If I swap the digitizer & glass, the cracked chrome outer frame will likely fall apart mid-repair, so may as well use that spare frame that's waiting in a box for just such an occasion.

    *** Strike out: D2G/A956 Global Edition Droid 2: D2G replacement parts not interchangeable with D2/R2-D2 models. ***

    Wish I may, wish I might, Asurion replace my R2-D2 with a D4 and without a fight? In a more perfect world perhaps.

    Helpful note from our friend in this thread's present future (later it is in the past) as promised above:

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