How to get the Droid 1 car mount to work with the droid 2Support


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  1. j4claerr

    j4claerr Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I dont know if this should be in the Accessories or not but here we go..

    Like some people I orginally had the Droid 1 and Verizon upgraded me to the Droid 2 for a warranty replacement. The multimedia station works great but as everyone knows the car mount does not work. Does anyone know if there is a way to modify the Droid 1 car mount to work with the Droid 2 or if there is a way to buy just the new "face plate" on the car mount for the Droid 2 since they do look similar and it appears that they are the same car mount with just a different "face plate" that attaches to the phone.

    Any info would be great.
     

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  2. Redflea

    Redflea Well-Known Member

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    I was thinking about this the other night, and figured that maybe just heating the two tabs that are not too tight and bending them out a bit might work.

    I held it over my gas stove and let it get a hot and gave it a shot...didn't get it to move much, but did prove that it might work, as it moved a little.

    I was a little nervous about burning myself and/or the mount, so I stopped, but that might be an option if you're skilled/crazy enough. :)
     
  3. j4claerr

    j4claerr Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    That was my first thought as well and think I might give it a try but then I might run inot a problem with the clip part on the other side as well
     
  4. Redflea

    Redflea Well-Known Member

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    I went ahead and bought the D2 dock today at a VZW store...$29 w/my corp discount, and has some nice features that tipped me over to getting it rather than modifying my D1 dock.

    Main benefit is the built in charging port, so I don't have to plug in my droid to my charger separately and then insert it in the dock - charger goes to port on back of dock and Droid fits in charger port inside the dock. VZW gave me a $50 credit as a part of my hassles w/all my D1 refurbs, so I came out + even w/the purchase...my two multimedia docks (work and home) fit fine so I'm good there.

    Putting the phone in the dock is also better w/the D2 dock, just drops/slides in, and w/my new Arkon vent mount I'm much happier overall w/the setup.

    Anyone wanna buy a D1 car dock? :)
     
  5. asilver

    asilver Well-Known Member

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    I also purchased the D2 dock and have my D1 dock sitting in a bag.

    The d2 dock is much better with the built in charger port, also it's not covering up the camera with the backing plate, and has a hinged grabber on top.....nice.
     
  6. Redflea

    Redflea Well-Known Member

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    Yeah...I don't mean to gush, but I really, really like the new Droid car dock...(which works perfectly w/D1 as well).

    Using it w/the Arkon vent mount is a perfect match. Extremely happy w/this, they really did a nice job w/the new car dock system.

    A+
     
  7. j4claerr

    j4claerr Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I will prolly jsut cave in and but the car dock because I have a corporate discount as well and I think I just sold my D1 car dock for 10 or 15 bucks...... they are going for 19.99 brand new with no charger..... 10 or 15 sounds reasonable to me :)
     
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    Do it - you won't regret it...whoever put the D2 car dock together did a very nice job.

    Even my wife was impressed...that just doesn't happen w/phone gear very often. :)
     
  9. mpporvaznik

    mpporvaznik New Member

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    I love my car dock, but....

    The audio is disabled when in the car dock, or more specifically when the charge is connected.

    Has anyone else had this problem?

    PS - I just got my droid 2 a two weeks ago.
     
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    I received my D2 as a replacement for a faulty D1. So as soon as i realized my D2 wouldn't fit in the D1 car dock I took it to Verizon and they replaced the dock for free! Doesn't hurt to ask before going the melting route.
     
  11. trayson

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    Does the droid 2 mount still allow you to slide open and use the qwerty keyboard while the device is attached to the mount? That's a dealbreaker for me and I haven't been able to find info...
     
  12. trayson

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    If the price was right, I'd possibly purchase a Droid 1 car dock...
     
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    I used a small gas torch like the ones you use for lighting a BBQ and a pair of pliers and it works a treat. I can do a photo of the finished job if u want. Let me know.
     
  15. Ronvada

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    yes the keyboard will slide up when on the dock
     

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