I bought my first Droid 3 in August. Never had any problems with it; the phone and I were very good to eachother. Randomly, around December or early January, my touch screen started acting up. I had no idea why. Sometimes it just wouldn't work, then it just cut off completely. Verizon promptly shipped me a new one, and the problem was no more. Now, about a week or - or less - I started experiencing the same thing. When I would unlock the phone, the touch screen just wouldn't work. It wasn't a problem, I thought it was just a glitch or something. It got progressively worse. Yesterday, it was to the point where if I pressed the unlock button at the top, the screen wouldn't work unless I slide the keyboard out. Or, it would be the opposite, and sliding the keyboard out made the screen not work until I closed it. Today, the thing cut out on me completely. I took it to Verizon after a few hours did me no good. The guy looked at it, ordered me a new phone, said all he could do was reset it and hope for the best until my new one comes in. Randomly, it started working again. So, I changed my timeout settings and haven't locked it since. This idea was working great, until I tried using my keyboard to type a long message. Killed the screen for a good ten minutes. Which got me thinking, every time I use the keyboard and switch between that and the touch screen (sliding the keyboard, forcing screen rotation), it always lags and sometimes freaks out a little. So I'm wondering if that could cause a problem with the phone? I don't aggressively shove the thing open or anything. Like I said, I'm good to my phone, and it's good to me. The only thing I could think of is that sometimes I shut/lock or unlock/open it too fast and that would freak the processor out, or something. I have a task killer so my background processes don't get cluttered up. Also, it's been a good month or so since I've downloaded (or updated) any apps at all. So I have no idea what could throw a software issue like that. A hint towards a hardware issue: my menu/home button are constantly lit (when they should be). The return/search button work, but often are not lit. They do flicker on and off here and there. Hopefully someone has a clue. Thank you for reading all of this, even if you can't help me.