June 7th, 2011, 12:07 AM
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My Acclaim keeps...resetting itself?
I bought the Acclaim last year in October, and haven't really had a major problem with it until around last month. This is when the common problem of not being able to answer calls when using another app (or having too many apps in use?) because the screen locks up.
Well, that's sort of what happened just now, and it looks like it took a major effect on my phone.
I was in the middle of texting (using the Handcent SMS app), when I received a call. Phone went to black screen, didn't let me answer, screen finally went back to normal when my phone stopped ringing. Called my friend back (no answer), backed out the phone, used the Advanced App Killer Free widget to clear some space, since it was pretty laggy at this point. Got another text message from someone else, went back into Handcent, and....my phone goes straight to the Samsung "glowing letters" startup screen.
It stayed stuck there longer than normal, so I pulled the battery for a few seconds, put it back in and restarted it. Got stuck on the startup screen again. Here, I noticed that it would show the startup screen for a few minutes, go to a blank screen, and then go back to the startup screen again. Pulled the battery for five minutes, put it back, and nothing really has changed.
I have noticed that after it's been stuck on the startup screen for awhile, the screen will go blank with the touchpad buttons still lit for an extended amount of time, until I touch the phone, and then the startup screen comes up again.
Is there anyway to fix this? The phone hasn't been rooted, and I haven't upgraded from 2.1 yet. Any kind of advice/help would be very appreciated.