So long original droid...

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  1. XtremeAaron

    XtremeAaron Well-Known Member
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    My top power button is completely stuck, out of no where, no drops or anything, just seems like it is stuck in its housing. I tried everything, banging on table, xacto blade and prying up but nothing. Just doesn't budge. Replacement will be here in a couple days. Its a sad day. :(
     

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  2. BlueIce5249

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    Same thing happened to me! But mine still works if you press hard enough. I figure I'll hold out as long as I can and if I get lucky my replacement will be Droid2.
     
  3. kratos

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    That sucks! I'm sorry to hear that you are having this issue. One quick question, do you have a case on your droid?

    At least you have a replacement coming.

    Kratos
     
  4. XtremeAaron

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    Nope never used a case on this beast. Yeah mine still works too, but its really annoying, the button dont move at all, so its hit or miss.

    On a better note, ill have a completely fresh phone to root!
     
  5. BlueIce5249

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    Same here, and yeah it is very annoying. I figure if I can deal with it until the Droid2 comes out though I may be able to get it replaced with that. That's what LG used to do at least.
     
  6. Optimus

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    I think you are ready...for the Droid EXTREME!...I mean really, how cheesy can Verizon get.

     
  7. riffdex

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    Good plan. Just don't hold out so long that your warranty expires.
     
  8. XtremeAaron

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    We shall see, I bought the droid at full retail, if something better comes along i dont see why i wouldn't do it again, so long as it doesn't run motoblur. haha.
     
  9. kyleonfire

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    Just happened to mine today out of nowhere. Still works but it takes a lot of pressure to make it press.
     
  10. michaelearth

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    I have the same problem. But mine if you press hard enough it unlocks the phone. But I mean you have to press HARD and in the right exact spot.

    Anyways, how long is the warranty? I got mine in November of 2009.
     
  11. kratos

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    Olympus, Back on the throne!!!
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe that the warranty for parts and labor is one year. Insurance is for as long as you pay for it and has an $80 deductible.

    Kratos
     
  12. michaelearth

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    So if I wanted, I could call motorola, tell them my problem and they would send me a new one? And like someone said earlier in the thread, if I call in the future and the Droid2 is out, will they just upgrade me?

    Thanks
     
  13. kratos

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    Again, correct me if I'm wrong as I've never had to do this before (knock on wood), but I believe you just call the verizon 800 number and tell them what is wrong. I believe that they will then issue you a replacement. If that is not the correct people to call, then they should tell you that you actually need to call motorola instead.

    Kratos
     
  14. XtremeAaron

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    So seeing as i have never rooted my phone, i was thinking this one would be a good place to start and get the feel for it? any ideas? i was just going to root this one before the power button broke...
     
  15. mobrienjr

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    It is not 100% accurate that your replacement would be the droid 2 when it comes out. It depends on the stock on hand. If they do not have any more of the droids then they will replace with something similar or better.
     
  16. BlueIce5249

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    Good point! But that's why I got insurance I guess.
     
  17. XtremeAaron

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    replacement just arrived. free overnight shipping FTW.
     
  18. ricksievers

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    If your Motorola Droid stops working within the 1 year warranty, call or go to verizon and they will give you another Motorola Droid that is refurbished. Not a new one or Droid 2. If it is within 30 days, you will get a new Motorola Droid or you can try another type of phone.
     
  19. Th3Coog

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    Sucks - It happened to my Dad's phone after the warranty. Any advise?
     
  20. The_Chief

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    Did you happen to get Assurion with TEC (Total Equipment Coverage)? If so, you have an extended warranty on the Droid. If not.... :(
     
  21. ricksievers

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    You can get an app that will perform the same thing. I use it so I wont wear out the button.
     

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