Silence is golden, but not on a DROID

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Silence is golden, but not on a DROID
According to some Motorola DROID users who have shared their experiences on the Motorola Owners' Forum, some units have had a problem where the external speaker cuts off. Rebooting the phone usually does the trick. While Motorola has exchanged affected models for new ones, this most likely is a software related issue that could be and should be dealt with by a quick upgrade. The DROID is expected to receive a OTA firmware upgrade on December 11th, as we reported, so that would be a great time to fix the problem.

We have experienced this problem first hand on a DROID unit while watching YouTube and a quick soft reset fixed the problem, which has not returned. Seems that this has been the case for a few Forum writers. Anyone else care to share with us your story about balky speakers on the first Android 2.0 model, and how you remedied the situation?

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source: MotorolaOwners'Forum

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31 Comments

1. Trobes05

Posts: 106; Member since: Aug 01, 2009

Weird...this happened to me this morning. Turn the phone off and back on and it returned to normal. Must be a software issue and I'm sure they will fix it.

2. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Never happened to me yet...

3. avengedfo7ld

Posts: 14; Member since: Sep 25, 2009

I had a weird Droid thing happen. I was on the phone with someone, and my Droid screen went black and would not come off the black screen. I tried pressing every button and had to remove the battery to reset the droid. Oddly enough, I could still talk to the person on the other end, I had to tell them to hang up and I would call them back after I reset. Problem has not come back. Hope it was just a one time thing.

7. Trobes05

Posts: 106; Member since: Aug 01, 2009

I know they are correcting this in the update

10. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Good thing you have that removeable battery.

11. Trobes05

Posts: 106; Member since: Aug 01, 2009

And that our phone doesn't have a chance of blowing up.

13. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

When that happens push the "Stand By" key at the top next to the heaset jack to light the screen back on so you can hang up. Easy fix I'm sure in the update. Hope that helps! Droid FTW

16. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

that has happened to me a couple times.

21. Trobes05

Posts: 106; Member since: Aug 01, 2009

Why are we all getting negatives for our post? iPhone people are still angry at the phone to just come here and give negatives out? Mature much?

23. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

LOL, thanks for the laugh. Takes me back to a day when all you VZW whores were all over the iPhone for having bugs. Apparently karma is a bith.

24. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Karma is a BITCH. For the love of something real, why does the edit button keep going away!?!?!?!

26. Trobes05

Posts: 106; Member since: Aug 01, 2009

Looks like we found one of the culprits...when the iPhone came out I desperately wanted one but AT&T is not in my area, so not all Verizon people did that. You can't tell me that if Verizon got the iPhone that you would rather have it on AT&T. And don't say you would stay with AT&T because Verizon would dumb it down because obviously they didn't with the Droid. I have never seen a phone come out without some flaws but these are pretty minor ones and ones that at least can be fixed by the phones owner for now. Also it is amazing that they are coming out with a fix in only a month after release. PS If you are rereading your post on the page that uploads after you submit the Edit button does not show. Hit refresh on your brower and it should show up. I was having trouble with edit until I found that out. Hopefully that is your problem.

27. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Yea I tried that, didn't work for me. Might be the crippled internet at work who knows. But honestly, I wouldn't have had it on Verizon either. I'm not a fan of ATT either which is why I unlocked it and use it on another carrier. I've never been a fan of ATT, just the iPhone. I have unlimited everything on a local GSM provider for around $80 a month after tax. So wouldn't have it with either VZW or ATT...

4. Locbox

Posts: 8; Member since: Apr 02, 2009

same..all black but the front keys kept lighting up.

5. MattCropley

Posts: 6; Member since: Nov 11, 2009

I only have one issue with my droid. If i turn it off at night it will be dead in the morning, if i leave it on all night its perfect??? can someone care to explain this to me? really lol

6. mortis507

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

I haven't had any difficulties with mine, it is working great. Best phone I have ever used.

8. Trobes05

Posts: 106; Member since: Aug 01, 2009

One thing I have noticed is that the corporate calander seems to run by itself...I hope they fix this because I am tired of having to stop the application

9. gemini6991

Posts: 24; Member since: Sep 21, 2009

The second day I had my phone the speaker went out and I couldn't understand what happened. Since I sell phones and work on them, I figured I would do a reset to see what happens and it worked and I have not had any other issues since. There is also a note saying there is an issue with some phones being in a case with magnets. Some phones apparently are going black when the screen comes in contact with the magnets in the cases. I haven't had this issue but Verizon sent out a note indicating the problem.

12. cjz78 unregistered

early adopter penalty

14. MR521

Posts: 47; Member since: Jun 12, 2009

vzw fanman i have had the same thing happen to me twice. how about issues with hotmail? The first 2 days i was getting the emails just fine. The only issue at that moment was that the emails that i read would come back as unread. On the days after that, there was a lag retrieving emails, then there was one full day where i couldnt receive or send emails...called vzw but they werent much help as they had no clue how to deal with any android problems, so i was told to add and remove the hotmail accounts and i did. After a few days the problem persisted then it just got fixed on its own, but i occasionally still get deleted emails coming back as well was the "read" emails coming back us "unread". I hope there is a fix for all these bugs.

17. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

what did i say?

31. MR521

Posts: 47; Member since: Jun 12, 2009

Hahaha...sorry man. I just realized it was avengedfo7ld who i should have replied too.

15. MR521

Posts: 47; Member since: Jun 12, 2009

By the way...i never came across the speaker problem

18. JasonLegend00

Posts: 31; Member since: Nov 06, 2009

My volumne went all the way to its lowest output even though I had it all the way up on the settings. Turned it off and back on and it worked again

19. Fair&Balanced

Posts: 31; Member since: Jul 29, 2009

C'mon, people. For Motorola this amount of problems is a raging success!! Attaway, Moto!

20. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

you sir deserve a -1. :-)

30. Trobes05

Posts: 106; Member since: Aug 01, 2009

I would say the problems so far are very minimal and are getting fixed in only a month after release. Compare this to the iPhone's bugs in the beginning it is nothing even though the iPhone's ones weren't very big either. Every phone released has its bugs but the fixing quickly shows how good of a phone they want it to be...perfect.

22. zr1vette

Posts: 26; Member since: Aug 22, 2009

seems that a hater of vzw phones is going through this forum and giving a negative to everyone. seems a little fishy

25. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

For the record I don't really care and therefore don't but.... Seems haterS would be in order as there's a whole lotta negative redness rollin hard through this thread.

28. Hosier41

Posts: 6; Member since: Jan 07, 2009

I went to look at i a droid today and it feels very cheap and its very ugly and has not a very nice menus. the iphone is way better.

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