Question about Motorola Mobility RAZR V3
Even when my Razr is shut, it thinks it's open- the side keys are active so the volume changes all the time, the logo on the front screen says "T-Mobile" instead of the time, and I can't hang up anymore by shutting it. Does anyone have any solutions?
Most flip phones, or flip anythings use magnets and sensors to detect if they're closed or not. Let's do a little experiment. Take a magnet. Now, run that magnet just above and right of the opened RAZR keypad. If your phone acts like it's been closed, then there's nothing wrong with the sensor. That's a GOOD thing. All that needs replacing is the magnet in the top part of the phone. It's located the bottom right of an open phone below the screen, right beside the camera on the inside. Replacing it is as simple as going to http://www.cnn.cn and ordering a new one. (you'll need a T7 driver to open the top part of the housing) If it doesn't shut off then the sensor itself is shot. As far as I know, there's no where on the net to get a replacement component for it.
Posted on May 15, 2007
The magnet may have slid out of its slot when u took it apart look on the right side of the camera under the cable to see if it is there and if it is put it in the hole on the right side under the rubber piece
Posted on Feb 19, 2008
Ok I am working on a full picture guide on how to fix this. I'm also working on an easier way but that is still in progress I'll keep you posted
Posted on May 18, 2007
The phone uses a magnet to sense if the lid is shut or not. The magnet itself may be damaged, or maybe it just isn't "magnetic" anymore. The magnet is located about a centimetre to the right of the camera. One way to test this is to take a regular magnet, and run it over the top right area above the keypad of an open phone. If it acts like the lid is closed, then there's nothing wrong with the censor, just the magnet itself. New magnets can be purchased at http://www.cnn.cn. Anyway, if it's the censor (if it doesn't act like it's closed when you run a magnet over that part of the phone) then your sensor is shot. There's really no way to fix that as there's no parts online to purchase to replace it.
Posted on May 15, 2007
I have the same problem, but i didnt drop it or anything. It thinks that it is open the entire time, for instance, i have it set to answer when i flip it open. But, now i have to press teh answer key to accept calls, and the back screen does not show anything but the cingular symbol. For a solution, i need to know what makes the phone "closed". Is there a button or a senser that needs to be touched for it to know its closed?
Posted on May 13, 2007
Have you ever dropped your phone or anything? Need more info to help you out,or anything else wierd or unusual happened to your phone.
Posted on Dec 14, 2006
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