I've had the Droid X for almost a month and it worked fine (except for the navigation screen continually reverting back to the home page) but now I'm having trouble getting it to charge. I have the car dock and two separate USB wall chargers. Using all three chargers, I have to plug and un-plug the phone at least 5 or 6 times before the little lightening bolt shows up. I've had to spend up to 10 minutes playing with the chargers before the phone would finally start charging. I discovered this the hard way when I plugged it in at night and woke up to a dead phone. Because the issue is happening with multiple chargers, I'm thinking that this is a hardware issue with the phone. Has anyone else had this problem?
Have you tried rebooting device before pluggin in device and see if the device starts charging without issues, if this corrects issue then you have something closing the application that controls the charging feature (I noticed this with some Task Killers but Advance Task Killer didnt cause this issue for me)... If problem continues then I would agree that it could be the charging port because the issue being with multiple chargers sounds like a thin chance of this happening.
I had mine for about a week before it quit charging. I put it on the charger after the battery ran out, it charged to 20% and stayed there for hours. I took it in to a verizon store and they tested the battery and charger and found out it was the charger port on the phone that quit working. They arranged for a replacement phone and gave me a new battery to use on my old phone to help me get through the 3 days it took to get my new phone (I turned the phone on just to check messages and then turned it off). My new phone has worked great now for about a month.
Thanks for the comments. I'm pretty sure that it is the charging port on the phone. I went on another droid x forum and it I'm not the only one that had this issue. Looks like I'll have to head for the Verizon store.
You could always charge your battery in another phone for the mean time. Just make sure the battery that you charge the phone in is compatible for the battery!
I have the same issue my phone gets extremely hot and doesn't charge I called verizon support they told me to download task killer lololol.
It's bad enough that the store employees are installing it on the droid phones for a customer... now support on the phone are telling people to? Wow!
Check this out, I posted this yesterday, I'm the (7th) post down on (1st) pg., it should help you w/ heating problem. http://community.vzw.com/t5/DROID-X-by-Motorola/Does-the-Droid-X-use-the-same-car-charger-as-the-original-Droid/m-p/284366#M9113
Also getting back to the original topic. I had the same issue w/ my storm, it also had the mini usb. Didn't have a dock for it, just plugged straight into it & left in cupholder in ctr console. I know because of that the plug sometimes got moved around in it. After a while it seems like the metal sides in the port would get bent out & that's when the problem starts. I had to have it replaced twice w/ in the last (4) mns. I had It before getting X. That's my same fear w/ the X, so far no problem, I've been using the dock. However, I'm starting to have this issue w/ dock port a little. Have to put chrg. cord over top of arm & have a tie wrap holding it so it won't move. Guess it's the nature of this style plug.
hey PCW...is it only me who wishes the USB and HDMI ports had some sort of protective rubber plugs in them? I fear lint, dust, crumbs, hair (you never know what's been in those pockets) could get in and eventualy mess it up. And to bring this back to the topic of charging....maybe a gunky usb could keep a good connection from forming.