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Old July 19th, 2010, 03:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I was on a phone call today with interestingly enough Verzion to report another phone on my account stolen. I was on my Motorola Droid with a completely charged battery that I had just pulled off the charger. About half way through the call everything goes silent and I figure I just lost signal due to being on the 22nd story at work. I try hitting the lock button to light up the screen but nothing, I try sliding the phone open… still nothing. It turns out that my phone completely powered itself off.
I don’t run many applications and nothing new has been recently install… I run advanced task kill on a regular basis as well as perform battery pulls. My question is has this happened to anybody else? If so, did it happen again or what did you have to do?

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Old July 19th, 2010, 04:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Back in my 2.1 days I had it happen a couple of times, where it indicated low battery. I powered it off, pulled the battery, put it back in and restarted it... lots of battery left!

All I can say is that electronics is not an exact science...
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Old July 19th, 2010, 07:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah it's happened to me a few times as well.. but mine just randomly revolts sometimes but I think its just due to the phone getting to hot and shutting itself off to protect itself. But that's just my opinion.
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Old July 20th, 2010, 08:35 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Back in my 2.1 days I had it happen a couple of times.
Have you had any trouble with this issue since you installed Froyo?
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Not at all. My battery life is AMAZING on Froyo, and I have had no "surprise" power downs.
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Not at all. My battery life is AMAZING on Froyo, and I have had no "surprise" power downs.
I have been putting it off but I guess I have to load Froyo on my phone... I just can't have surprise power downs like that plus its been kind of slow lately too.

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I was having that issue, but I took my phone to Verizon and found out that my battery was bad. The tech had me feel the front of the battery and there was a bubble that she said occurs when something (can't remember what she called it) inside the battery bursts. She gave me a new one and I haven't had any issues since.

I'm running stock 2.1.

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So I was on a phone call today with interestingly enough Verzion to report another phone on my account stolen. I was on my Motorola Droid with a completely charged battery that I had just pulled off the charger. About half way through the call everything goes silent and I figure I just lost signal due to being on the 22nd story at work. I try hitting the lock button to light up the screen but nothing, I try sliding the phone open… still nothing. It turns out that my phone completely powered itself off.
I don’t run many applications and nothing new has been recently install… I run advanced task kill on a regular basis as well as perform battery pulls. My question is has this happened to anybody else? If so, did it happen again or what did you have to do?


I'm not looking to start any trouble. I also don't think it's likely this contributed to your problem. It very much depends on how you use it but killing tasks when you are not certain that other things don't depend on them (and again, I'm not saying you do this) can cause weird issues.
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I was having that issue, but I took my phone to Verizon and found out that my battery was bad. The tech had me feel the front of the battery and there was a bubble that she said occurs when something (can't remember what she called it) inside the battery bursts. She gave me a new one and I haven't had any issues since.

I'm running stock 2.1.

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Yes that would be a bad cell in your battery. Happened to me on my old Dare.
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I run advanced task kill on a regular basis as well as perform battery pulls.
If those are necessary then you have some problems you need to address. The task killer and battery pulls are only addressing the symptoms.
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as above....get the battery replaced. And if you need to get a new one on your own...there are some GREAT prices on amazon...like $3 each plus shipping!
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