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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Sandra55, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. Sandra55

    Sandra55 Newbie
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    Two questions:

    Yesterday I mistakenly left my phone in the car. It was well over 100 degrees outside, so I am sure it was much hotter in the car. Not sure that is relevant, but ...

    Anyway, when I turned on my phone, it started typing all by itself and launching apps all by itself. I took out the battery several times, but does not seem to help, I called Verizon and they wanted to do a hard reset, but I did not want to do that cause I have some notes in Mymemo that I would lose, which brings me to my second question.

    Is there anyway to save my memos, if my phone needs to be replaced or reset?
     

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  2. AngryHatter

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    If the data is on the sd card it is safe.
    Have you pulled the battery?
    Plugged it into the OEM charger?
     
  3. monsterenergy22

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    Id pull the battery and let it cool down for a bit before trying anything. Highly doubt its a virus or any sort of malware.
     
  4. Wpz2000

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    Phone overheated. Just power it off and let it cool off inside before powering it up again.

     
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    If you're somewhere humid, it could also be a function of the humidity causing the touchscreen to do weird things. I had a problem like that when condensation from my glass of iced tea dripped down onto my phone. Once it was dry, everything was fine again.
     
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    +1 Sounds like an issue with the touchscreen.
     
  7. gatorglenn

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    I cannot solve your problem but I have a similar one. I did not leave my phone in my car. I had not used my Droid for a couple of months. I got it out and turned it on and it wen crazy. I turned it off and took the battery out.

    My phone is rooted and I am running Liquid Gingerbread 1.9.

    Any suggestions on how to fix it or can it be fixed?

    Thanks,
    Glenn
     
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    Both of you - leave the battery out for ~10 minutes (some say as little as 5, I like to err on the side of caution) and then try powering it up and see what happens.

    As for MyMemos, ahven't used it, not sure - have to look it up and see.
     
  9. gatorglenn

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    I took the battery out for over 15 minutes. Then after I turned it back on it seemed slightly better but after a couple of minutes it went crazy. It is almost like a demo mode that types and changes screens by itself.

    Weird,
    Glenn
     
  10. mobrienjr

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    Sounds like the heat screwed up your touch screen. next time you talk to verizon tell them that you already did a hard reset a few times and it still did not fix the issue.
     
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    Definitely a defect... same happened to my phone 2 months ago... I was paying the insurance fee, so I took it to the Verizon store and they replace it
     
  12. gatorglenn

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    Well mine was not in the heat at all. But I cannot get it replaced from Veriazon. Bummer.

    Glenn
     

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