I want to charge my Motorola Adventure V750 phone and have always done so with the phone off. Now it turns on every time I plug in the charger.
I do not want my phone on. I want it off like I always have before. How do I charge my phone without having it turn on?
That is an odd problem. Have you tried leaving the phone on and plug it in, then turning it off? Instead of just turning it off right before you plug it in.
The phone has been off for a while when I try this, so it doesn't matter if it's been recently on or not.
If I turn the phone off while it is charging, it just turns back on again. So the phone is off, I put the charger cord in, it turns on by itself. I can't keep it off since after turning it off it turns on again.
This never happened before--I always just got the "Battery Charging" message without the phone turning on.
I recently did a software update by dialing *228. I wonder if that could have anything to do with it.
If you did *228 and did option 2, then that would just update your roaming capabilities. I am debating whether it is the battery or phone itself that is the problem. Hard to say. You might want to take your phone to your local Verizon store.Have someone test out the phone there. Ask to have a new battery in the phone & try turning it off while it is being charged.If it stays turned off while charging then you only need a new battery. If it turns back on then most likely the phone itself.
I wonder if VZW monitors these threads and can jump in? I was told that this was a known issue and that a firmware upgrade would take care of it. Finally got around to visiting the Verizon Wireless store, left the phone with the tech, and 1/2 hour later I had the latest software upgrade, ...19P.
Still doesn't fix the problem. Turn off the phone, plug it in to charge and the phone turns on. Can't be the most efficient way to charge a device and I never had a Moto behave this way.
This topic is discussed across many forums and I have yet to see a definitive answer to the problem.
We have, and have had many cell phones over the past 15 years, and it seems that nearly half of them develop the problem you are having. Our daughter's Motorola Hint a year into contract wouldn't charge at all. Verizon replaced the phone because it was thought to be the socket where the plug goes into the phone. Since the phone was replaced, she is still experiencing the problem. She has no problem charging her phone with a discount store's universal charger that has several phone's plugs that screw on to the end of the charger. My husband's Motorola(s) have had that problem at various times. My three year old LG phone also has that problem. Sometimes it charges just great when the phone is off and the screen says "battery charging". Other times plugging the charger in causes the phone to turn on and it is quite apparent that it isn't charging because the little battery icon in the right corner isn't doing anything. On my LG it also seems to do it more often on certain outlets, but overall it does it at least once on all outlets I've tried. I too have better luck using the universal charger for my phone, but have to fight for it with my daughter. I've come to the conclusion that it is the charger or adapter or the socket that goes into the phone, that is causing the problem. Sometimes I can get the Battery Charging logo and then very gently put the phone down on the counter and hear a beep which means the phone quit charging and isn't doing anything. There have been times when I play cat & mouse with my phone's charger for 10-15 minutes until it decides to settle down and do what it's suppose to. I unplug charger from wall outlet, plug it back in, unplug charger from phone, plug it back in. . . . so on and so on. Hope this helps and know that you aren't alone.
I don't doubt that many of the problems with phones are as you say, but this is different, something specific to the V750 and is discussed in many places without solution.
One VZW store told me they new about it and that a firmware upgrade would fix it. Another VZW store where the upgrade was performed was surprised that the upgrade didn't fix the problem. This one is not a charger specific problem or USB cord or socket problem. There is a fault in the logic.
I probably shouldn't have replied but s/h posted with same issue. I hit reply to answer the question of why do you want the phone off in order to charge it...the phone charges twice as fast when in the off position and also you are less likely to lock it up or mess it up if you plug it in without being powered up.
I am having the exact same problem except my phone is a Samsung Reality. Just started this on 1/4/11, Wednesday. That day I traveled and I charged my cell phone in my car using the car adapter. I think that I plugged the phone up to the charger while the phone was still on and the phone acted like it was going to lock up but eventually came back to life. It did that twice so I turned phone off and charged it like that for a little while. Since then the phone won't stay powered off when charging with the household AC charger and I'm not sure that it is charging at all. If so it is doing so very slowly. If I take the battery out of my phone and reinsert it will I loose my contacts and settings?
Did anyone ever figure this out? My V750 used to charge just fine with the phone off. I have tried the original Motorola battery and an aftermarket battery. I have used the original Motorola charger and my wife's LG charger. I have tried tried turning the phone off after it's plugged in, but it just turns right back on. The little stickers inside are still white, so the phone has never been wet. This problem just started out of the blue one day. It sure is aggravating. I have owned nothing but Motorola cell phones since 1994, and have never had a problem. I can't believe Verizon or Motorola doesn't have a fix by now. Let's just say I'm not too happy with either company.
I have the Adventure V750 and it does the same thing. Turns on when you plug in the charger. I called customer service and she had me do the software update again.
I do believe that's when it started in the first place, meaning the previous time I did the update which is still the present one. She said that the phone must have a problem and I could upgrade. I don't want to upgrade, I like this one. I don't believe VZW cares what we say here or at customer service.
If they did, that would mean they screwed up the software design and I doubt they would admit to that.