15 minutes of fun - Droid X Already Dead


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  1. bennec

    bennec Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Why is my luck so bad? LOL. I got my phone 2 hours ago. Activated it. Set up gmail, email, facebook and twitter. Showed it off to a couple of guys at work. Snapped a picture of them to test the camera. I then put it on my desk to use the restroom. When I returned in 2 minutes, the phone was dead. Wouldn't respond to power or a battery reset.

    I went to Verizon to ensure my battery wasn't bad and was praying that was all it was. But no such luck. I got a dud. On the phone with Verizon right now.

    Anybody else been so unlucky?
     

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  2. jreed2560

    jreed2560 Well-Known Member

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    OOOUUCHHH!!!!! that sucks
     
  3. jroc

    jroc Well-Known Member

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    I pray I dont be. See, this is why I usually skip launches of devices and software...but I had to try this out now. lol
     
  4. 2009m6

    2009m6 Well-Known Member

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    sorry to hear about your experience. Rest assured that you just got hit by a unavoidable law of production.

    Out of every 100 units built, 2-5 of them will have a issue such as yours. Even the wii shares this problem, and that unit has PRINTED money for Nintendo.

    I only would consider this a problem, if the X and the Xbox360 shared the same failure rate.

    thats a 45 - 54% failure rate. totally unacceptable.
     
  5. NNN

    NNN Well-Known Member

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    You might have activated the Motorola eFuse. It's a new campaign they've started to brick and sell more phones.

    It's called the Brick N' Sell. (That's insider info please don't leak)
     
  6. spire8989

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    What bull-crap. You obviously don't even know what the eFuse is for...
     
  7. bennec

    bennec Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Replacement order has been taken care of already and I've received the confirmation email to get my Droid X replaced. I have no clue when I will get it though.

    Funny thing is, I was selling my Droid to an intern here at work. So after I activated my Droid X, I reset my Moto Droid back to factory settings and formatted the SD Card.

    He was literally on the phone with Verizon to activate it when I rushed out to stop him. He hadn't given me the money yet. I told him to play with over the weekend and just make sure he loved it and pay me Monday.

    I had to re-activate my Droid. I'm not even going to worry about setting everything back up. Hopefully Verizon held some Droid X's back for replacements for problems like I just experienced.

    The intern is probably as pissed as I am now. :D
     
  8. tbert

    tbert Well-Known Member

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    I'm pretty sure he was joking.
     
  9. JA1234

    JA1234 Well-Known Member

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    sorry bout the luck hope they get you a speedy recovery..that would stink to all corners


    ^^ second that... or at least my sense of humor meter thought so
     
  10. HalfFrozen

    HalfFrozen Well-Known Member

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    The more people talk about something like that to noobs, the more false information will spread.
     
  11. AJ_EVO

    AJ_EVO Well-Known Member

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    My wife's DX mysteriously won't power on. When it's plugged into the charger the LED is solid green. I've tried pulling the battery already. Argh.

    Update: I left the battery out for 10 minutes, popped it back in and it powered up. It says the battery is low, but it was at about 50% last we checked (maybe 1 1/2 hours before it wouldn't power on).
     

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