Motorola Droid :: Charging Droid With 3rd Party Chargers / Screen Wierdness
Nov 27, 2009
I've noticed some odd behavior when using a wall charger for an Amazon Kindle 2. The moment I plug in the charger it's as if there are fifty phantom fingers touching the screen repeatedly. I've heard others report similar behavior with various other non-moto chargers.the Kindle charger charges the Droid just fine, as does my Blackberry charger that I use at work. I just plug them in and immediately turn the screen off. I've been using those for 2 weeks and haven't noticed any ill effects as long as I turn the screen off immediately after plugging in the charger.At first I thought that any standard USB micro charger with the proper voltage should work without any issues. That is obviously not the case, but it leaves me wondering what causes the odd screen behavior. Are some chargers just not shielded properly? Is it EM interference activating the touchscreen? Or is the moto charger just special somehow? Maybe some EE type out there can figure out or explain what the deal is with this.
I purchased some additional microUSB cables for use with my Droid at work and home so I'm not carrying one around all the time. I've found that the third party cables will not charge the Droid when plugged into the AC plug. The cable supplied by Motorola works fine, so I know it's not the AC plug. The cables do work as data connections when plugged into my laptop. Did I just buy crappy cables, or is there something special about the Moto cable?
I was messaging around today and found where to shut of the screen while charging, but I wanted to turn it back on and can't find where it is? Also before the update I could have sworn there was an option on the screen timeout to set it to never. Now I don't have that option.
I bought an aftermarket car charger on eBay for about $5.says it has that intelligent IC chip that stops charging when the device is full.I assume having an aftermarket car charger is fine, I just wanted to get input from the board.Here is the ebay link to the one I bought.Retractable Retract Car Charger FOR MOTOROLA Droid X - eBay (item 300451296417 end time Aug-06-10 12:05:25 PDT)
I just got my Samsung ETA-U90EWE charger (US plug) from eBay and when I use it to charge my Note 2 it shows that it delivers 1698mAh of current into the phone. However, when I use the ETA-U90UWE (UK plug) that comes with the phone, it also displays the same input current, but with the UK one, it charges much faster.
Note: In both cases, I use the same USB cable which came with the phone and both charger delivers the same 2A current at 5V.
Does anyone have any experience using generic, non-Verizon-sold chargers with their X?
I know the original Droid would get fussy with many aftermarket/generic chargers; that's the only reason I ask this.
The chargers Verizon sells are an absolute scam. I buy all my cables from monoprice.com and I was planning on buying 10 3' and 3 6' USB cables from them for charging my X (3' are currently on sale for $0.48 a piece!). I noticed that Monoprice also sells a few generic wall chargers but a few people mentioned issues with the Droid, so I'm a bit leery about ordering them with the intent of using them for the X.
Has Motorola been kind and decided to let us charge our X's off of any USB source of power, or are we locked in to Verizon-sold overpriced nonsense?
This is wierd but the phone will not charge with a car charger.no issues at home into the wall or into the PC USB the chargers are good because they worked fine on my friends droid and he is running the same ROM as me, since I installed it for him, I know this for sure.Does anyone have any ideas, this is an insanely annoying issue. Phone seems to always be dead when i need google maps.
I'm using DockRunner to simulate the docking station and charging my Driod via a USB cable connected to my phone. After 30 seconds (my timeout setting) the screen goes dark.Is there a setting I am missing to keep the screen from timing out when connected via USB and in the Dock mode?
When my phone is charging my screen tends to jump a bit when I'm scrolling, has anyone else noticed this? If I scroll up or down and leave my finger in the screen, the screen will jump up and down in small jerky movements around my finger. I also noticed while playing breakout that the slider will have jerky movement as well while charging. Hope I'm not the only one who experiences this, it's not a big deal but bothers me. Does not happen when not charging. Also, some times when trying to tap the screen and select something does your droid randomly scroll down maybe 8% of the time? I have this issue as well.
I'm not sure if this is the problem - but it could be...sorry for the long post, but could REALLY use your help - and this is the best place to find it! Last night I hooked up my Droid to charge on this charger: Amazon.com: Lenmar ACUSB4 AC Travel Adapter for up to 4 USB Powered Devices (Black): Electronics.I went and checked on it later and it was turned off. This was after about 2 hours. The power button wouldn't work and I had to pull the battery to get it to turn on.
So I was thinking that maybe the charger wasn't good enough. Granted, it's not rated all that high but reviews have people charging an iPod, iPhone, Blackberry, and Kindle all at once with it.
It has the 5V output but a lower MA rating (I think 300ma input is what it says). I have another single port charger that only has 500ma (before people come in and say you NEED 800ma or whatever) and it works fine. Anyhow, I tried to replicate the problem by plugging it back into the charger (I wanted to see if it was the charger, or something I did, like set it down too hard...as I have the business card under the battery trick for the back case, thought maybe I dislodged it and was covering the leads or something), and after 8.5 hours, no problems. Fully charged, it was on this morning when I woke.I would REALLY prefer to have a multiple USB charger (even if it costs 50 bucks or more) because I travel a TON and have a bunch of USB devices (6+) that need charged.
Is it just me, or has anyone noticed that if you use any other USB cable aside from the one provided, that your Captivate only charges up to 50%? I tried using the sync cable from my old Nokia (which is that same USB A type to mini B like the Captivate), plugged into the Samsung wall charger, and even after a full night of being on the charger, the battery indicator was only at 50%! What's the deal with that!? The other thing to note is that, when I use the Samsung cable and the Samsung charger, it just charges, like what you'd expect. But if I say, use my Samsung charger, and the USB cable instead, it prompts me with the same question you get as if plugging into a PC (Mass Storage, Kies, Media player, etc.)What's going on re?
i am seriously considering joining the root party, but the number of 3rd party programs needed seems daunting. can anyone compile a list of all the software/download links you need to do it correctly? i have already read the following threads and am pretty set on using BuglessBeast 0.5 as my new ROM.The Official One-Click Rooting Solution for Droid Thread LATEST: V2.0.4.Painless and Thorough ROM Switching in Under an Hour.i know those threads mention Motorola Drivers, Soup or Root, ROM Manager, Nandroid, CW Recovery, and a few other programs. which ones do i absolutely need, and is there possibly an easier way than the one posted above to load BuglessBeast after i am done with the root? when i first started looking up info, i figured rooting would be the hard part; now it appears that loading the new ROM is much more complicated. i know there is alot of info already posted here, but sifting through it all for the useful bits is an arduous task. please be nice to the newb!
I want to back up all the free and paid apps in my Moto Droid, but can't seem to find where they're located using Astro. Are they in the phone memory? On the SD card? Regardless, I can't find any of them.
I just downloaded the Handcent SMS app and really like it. However now when I get an incoming message, I get two quick notification alerts back to back. is there a way to get it back to just one notification alert while keeping Handcent?
Does anyone else experience poor sound quality on the other end? People always complain that it sounds like: I am in a tunnel, underwater, or on speakerphone. When none of the above are true. I hear everyone fine, but for them it is not mutual. My phone is a droid on verizon.
I am having an intermittent problem with my phone. Some time when I receive a call, I can connect, but can not converse with the other party, yet the call contiues. I have to hang up & call the person back . This is only a problem with incoming calls.
I have a few apps running which are similar to installed ones, eg K9-Mail Beta, Quick Settings and ENotify. Since they are doing similar things to the installed ones, are there certain things I must do if I have them running, ie should I be trying to turn off the installed ones?
I did search and read the other threads, but has anyone had experience with portable chargers with the Eris?
I am headed to Bonnaroo and I am sure I'll be using the phone a lot so I was looking at the smaller portable chargers that run off of AA batteries. Figuring I'll need a mid day charge so I want a smaller one to throw in my pack.
I have been reading a lot on this issue since my 3 week old Eris has started moving the home screens and cursors to the far left but only when charging. Is there a fix to this I can do myself? I know if I go to Verizon (corp store) they will offer to replace it with a FRU model (refurb) and I will not have that since this phone is brand new. Since being a Verizon customer for 4 years I have had FRU replacements all resulting in a replacement phone that has even more issue's than the one it replaced which then resulted in a multi model FRU to a new phone (Samsung Gleam (2 replacements) to a new Env2 (3 Env's) then to an new LG voyager that lasted 2 years.What worries me is that Verizon has dropped the Eris and if I cant get a new Eris replacement I know they are going to throw the cinder block sized Moto Droid at me.
Has anybody else experienced when charging the phone with a non-motorola charger (got it from ebay for like $5), you really can't operate the phone. I then used it with the charger that came with the phone and everything is fine.
Charges fine with wall charger. Just plugged it into computer and 'no charging'. It did go thru 'usb connect', did NOT load driver, and is 'not charging'?USB symbol at top of screen(Launcher Pro), screen stays on but no moving charger symbol.Am I actually charging?Does the battery icon just not move with USB connect with Launcher Pro?Will find out one way or the other EDIT: OK. I changed the 'USB connection' setting from "PC Mode" to "Charge Only" and the battery symbol now shows charging. That is weird.
Can't the Droid X be used while charging? Mine is charging right now and it shows me the screen and allows to unlock but as soon I try to click on something or change the screen, it does nothing. On the top, it shows this message in a baloon Touch & hold an empty spot to add shortcuts or widgets So basically can't the X be used while charging?
I've got a Motorola Droid, and a cd player in my car that has a USB drive (which I usually use to plug in my thumbdrive to play MP3 music right off the thumb drive). Does anyone know if I can safely charge my Droid via the USB port in my car's stereo? It's an aftermarket stereo, Pioneer I belive it is. Will this harm either my phone or the stereo? Will it work? Or will it simply do nothing at all?
I came from the incredible which had a battery bug, where if you charged it while it was on you wouldn't get a full charge. Does the droid x have this problem. I seem to get better life if i charge it up off and over night then when i charge it at work with it on.
I have a Motorola Droid, the original.I got this phone back in May or June, my battery life has always been normal, i.e. 12+ hours on normal use throughout the day.I have a non-OEM charger, I have since I got the phone, and it has never affected the phone or the battery life. Recently in the past few weeks I've noticed that my phone's battery has been draining much more frequently, i'm now getting 8+ hours on normal use. Also I have noticed when I plug my phone in to the charger it says it's charging, but when I wake up it's only at 50-60% and I have to unplug it and plug it back in for it to go to full 100%. I've been trying to research why it is doing this, but i'm coming up with no answers.