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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by old_codger, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. old_codger

    old_codger Well-Known Member
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    I have found I can't use my phone while it is charging - outlet OR USB.
    Can't call out, can't use apps, none of the buttons or screen taps respond.
    This is the 1st phone I've owned that reverted to a door stop while charging (although I can receive messages and notifications - I just can't open them).
    Is this nnormal? If not, how do I use the phone during charging?
     

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    Are you using a 3rd party charger? They tend to make the screen unresponsive to touch.

    Ensure you use a genuine Motorola charger (i.e. the one that came with the Atrix).
     
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    No, not normal. I use my phone, not making phone calls, when wharging. I've watched movies, answered text and e-mails, opened apps, etc. with no problem.
     
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    I just went through the same thing on mine, while using a 3rd party charger. It seems AT&T doesn't know the charger doesn't work correctly with our phones.

    Order one or look for a branded charger. I had to order one :-\
     
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    I am the VP of a database software company
    I am from New Orleans but have had the great oppor
    FYI I have ordered a few of these and the only problem is the cable length. It works great but is only about 3 feet long.

    Good luck
     
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    I am the VP of a database software company
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    I don't think your phone is working properly. My Atrix works regardless of the charger I'm using.

    Good luck
     
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    Yeah that's the first thing I thought when I bought my new phone (same charger came with it)... really, all this great engineering and they give us a midget cord??

    You can find USB extender cords or just a good old fashioned extension cord will do the trick.
     
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    I am the VP of a database software company
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    There are also other longer cords that you can buy (any microUSB cord should work)
     

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