Hey all just looking for some advice. my RAZR today went into a string of crashes where it would stay on for 2-3 minutes without any cell service and then shut down. I would restart it just to have the same thing happen. I let it sit for a bit and now it won't power on even when plugged into a wall outlet. I've tried the hard resets/factory reset and that didn't work and the only response that i get when plugged in is a DIM white status light that flickers and half as bright as if you were to plug the phone into a computer while undercharged. Any ideas/ suggestions?
It was not anywhere near water, have not downloaded anything in several weeks and it is not a maxx, I did the reset by simultaneously hitting the power button and the down key at first to get a hard reboot then hit the power button and up/down key trying to get a factory reset. I know its not a charging thing and now the phone gets no response from charging, not even the light (i know about the undercharged problem). It is not a sim card issue either because if it was the phone would power up without the card in. The phone gives no response at all anymore.
Take the Phone into your Local Corp. And have them Flash it they'll put it on a computer and flash the System while it's there have them, issue you a new Sim Card Make sure it's not Touched when it's being installed. If what they do does not resolve the issue and if you have insurance See if they'll get you a Replacement. Let us know if it get's fixed..
I had the same problem. Phone powered down and would freeze when trying to power on. Had to take to local store and they had to do hard reset back to factory so lost everything except what Verizon backs up.
Does anyone know if there is anyway to determine what apps you had? I had a great medicine list app, very simple. Can't find it again at all...very frustrating since all the others have bells and whistles that I don't need or want.
This sounds exactly like the issue I had when driving from Chicago to Mississippi. Not only was us I using "cop speed trap" apps, I was also using Google Nav., checking my email, making a phone call via bluetooth, etc...long story short, I drained my battery in 3 hours flat. The USB port in my Ford Fusion would not charge/restart the phone. So I tried the USB port on this very laptop I'm typing on....to no avail.
So I drove to the nearest "larger" truck stop and found an unsecured WiFi network, logged using my laptop, and found that I need to change my battery with an OEM wall outlet charger, up too a minimum of 20%. I sat at a truck stop doing just this wasting time. Then I realized I could buy a cigarette lighter to regular AC 120V plug and plug and charge my phone that way.
Didn't get a problem since. ALSO, you don't need a fancy AC/DC cigarette converter, my phone ***** up 750mW. The cheapest one I found at a Walmart, on my drive to Mississippi put out 150Watts.All I need was 750mW, so I charged my laptop and phone, and all-purpose "scanner". I will keep this converter until it dies. I have found myself using it more than one.
Hope that helps,
Bill i want to tell you something on them Car chargers even though they say they may Work with your Phone don't always believe it they can do more Damage than what there Worth. And for the price of what you paid for your phone won't equal to what the out come might be if it over charges it) A non O.E.M Charger usually doesn't have a Protection part built into them as a O.E.M and they can tend to Over do the Battery and it only Take one time to Do it..
Here are the Chargers i use when Traveling weather it be a Short Trip or Long.. The Coiled one is the First one i Got) the second i use with my Nav Kit i use in the Car and the third one Pictured is my Back up Travel Charger) The First one i Bought at U.S.Cellular the Second one I bought it Verizon for $25 and my Travel charger Came with my Razr HD Station These are all very well Designed and safe O.E.M chargers suited for the Razr Family of Phones... b33
Thank you for the advice. I have been on the hunt for 1W chargers, not the
750mW that USB puts out. I have been told by several low-level salesman,
and level 1 @ 2 tech support, that the use of 1W chargers is OK, but if it
is not branded Motorola, don't count on things lasting great. But to the
contrary I have a 1W charger from god know what phone I used it for, and it
RAPIDLY charged my battery with EXTREMELY minimal loss of battery life (11
month period saw 20 min decrease in battery life)
SINCE I work for a competing wireless provider, I can say I do have tools
at my disposal.
THIS IS CONFIRMED 2010 Ford Fusion USB port run at 750mW, and use the same
EXACT architecture as a USB port of a computer. The "protectin" matters,
like resistors and wattage flow monitors exisit in the Fusion b/c all Ford
products use Microsoft SYNC and Microsoft demanded WIDE comparability
regarding USB connected devices, thus they built the SYNC hardware as close
to a mini-PC as possible.
Ironic too that this topic just came up. I got into an accident with my
Ford and have been rented a Camry 2012 with touch-screen audio controls and
have noticed that while my battery says it's charging, the simple act of
leaving on my Bluetooth for calls (and occasional music playing) while
plugged in has me perplexed. I'm guessing Toyota has simplified hardware.
Just do a side by side with the '12 Camry LE (no-nav) and a '10 Fusion
software v.3 and you will be surprised what the SYNC can do. I can send
vehicle health reports to the SYNC site and then take appropriate action.
It also reminds me of service intervals....the SYNC feature is awesome. AND
I will continue to plug my phone into that USB port as long as I live!
Bill my charger that i have in the Picture in the Middle put's out at 5.25V at 1.6A that what is Listed on the Side of it Here some More info on the Charger
It's Listed as a 8 W car Charger for the X Y Board but it will work with the Razr's as Well Here's a Couple Links i attached Look at the First Link First it will show my Charger as one of the ones you can use) It does a Good Job in Charging Bill
Well, those are definitely specialized devices. I',m talking simple. As in
I don't have to buy anything and it's all working already. Sure the Ford
Fusion USB connector puts out MAX 750mW, I do a long distance drive 1 time
a year, and ill stick to my trusty AC/DC convertor from a WalMart in the
middle of Mississippi. ALHOUGHthis new job requires a commute 1 hour there
and 1 hour back, so maybe I will look into the selections you have proposed
to me. Thanks for the info!