Day 2 with the Droid. All was fine.
I had maybe half battery life last night and fell asleep without putting it on charger.
Today, woke up and the phone was off. Plugged it in, booted it up and the battery had drained and the message was still onscreen and immediately shut itself down again. Let it charge for about an hour and said it was 100% charged. Used it today and it was fine. But just took it out of my pocket and it was off and now I cannot get it to turn back on, not even when plugged into charger.
What should I do?
Why has this happened?
I will now peruse the forums for more info.
i removed the battery (hesitated because the battery cover is very hard to get on and off and i have heard some people may have broken theirs as the cover is always coming off) and then reseated the battery. This fixed my problem. I am now charging my Droid. It was at 45%.
So the questions are... why did the Droid turn off? why would the Droid not turn on? Why does reseating the battery seem to help? Should phone be replaced? Software Power Management Problem? etc...
I had something similiar happen to mine, took it back to the store and got a replacement. Changed my google password as soon as I got home. Wish I could have at least turned it on to clear it off though.
Happened on the 3rd day I owned the phone. I hope this isn't some inherent flaw in the phones design... that would be disappointing.
If you turn the DROID completely off, i.e. shut down the phone, you have to old the on button for about three or four seconds before it will power up. If you just put it to sleep, touching the button for a second will bring it awake. I thought my phone had died until I discovered this.
I am wondering if this is due to a unannouced OTA update.
Did any of you notice that the home screen no longer auto rotates unless the physical keyboard is open?
Also the startup droid sound is gone now.(don't miss that actually
Think about it a OTA update was done and because of the changes caused problems until you hard rebooted the phone
by removing the battery.
I think updates have been going on all along. The first four hours I had the phone it was slow to respond due to heavy traffice between my router and the phone on wifi. These things don't have to be announced. There are dozens of Motorola engineers in a bunker somewhere updating these phones as we speak.
My Droid also would not turn on. Left it charging overnight and it was fine when I left it, but would not turn on in the am. This is day 4 of ownership. Thanks to this forum, I re-seated battery and it came on. whew. Posting this so we can accumulate evidence that this may be a common problem.
Had the same problem after having the Droid for a few days. Brought it to the Verizon store and they reseated the battery and it rebooted, but they weren't too happy with that as a fix and just gave me a replacement phone. New phone just did it again. I reseated battery and all is fine for now. Curious if others who have had this issue have their phones in a case. I'm using a Body Glove. I did read a post where someone said their battery felt hot when they reseated (though I didn't notice it with mine).
unfortunately this happened to me.
i finished texting a friend and pressed the lock button.
I then immediately tried to unlock it and it never turned on again.
Battery pulls are not working for me.
This just happened on friday afternoon.
Now verizon is sending me a replacement which i wont see til tuesday
so im stuck without a phone. oh well. kinda miss the convenience of having a phone with me at all times.
just a lil upset that this happened to me
I had similar problem. Droid is three days old. No problems. Battery at +75% after full night of charging. Phone used in morning. Mid-morning phone would not turn on. Several attempts were unsuccessful. Had to strip off Body-Glove case, then battery cover, then remove battery and replace. Now it appears to be working, although it has been "updating data" for the last hour.
I've had my Droid for 6 days now and it just did this. It was working fine when I left the house but by the time I made it to the office it was off and would not turn back on. Thanks to those who posted how to handle the situation. I was able to remove the battery and replace it and it seems to be working fine now. Just concerned that so many people seem to be having this problem and how often will it happen?
I had the same problem today. Phone was about 50% charged, and would not turn on at all. Plugged it in with the charger, and it wouldn't do anything. Couldn't even see that little white light that is usually there when the phone is charging. Took it to the Verizon store, they took the battery out and put it back, and then it would turn on.
I have 3 days left in my 30 day return policy, so I'm not sure what I'm going to do. I thought it could be just my phone, but I see a lot of others have the same problem!