Question about Motorola Mobility RAZR V3
My screen on my Razr is white and doesn't respond at all. I read a few threads on this site and I keep seeing people mentioning it is a Strip problem. What is the strip? Is it the electrical ribbon that connects the top and bottom of the flip phone?
Before you open it and look inside it check to see if the magnetic switch is stuck. Check it with a kitchen magnet to the upper righthand corner of the keypad. There is a magnet in the lower righthand corner to activate it. Do some of the function work when it is closed? If they do then it is not the cable but the switch. Does the outside screen look the same as if it is closed then it is this switch? Could be a bad one, something stuck in there, or it could be stuck.
Posted on Jun 05, 2007
This is what i did with mine and it worked,
I turned off my phone wait tell its all the way off.
Then You Pull the battery wait about 5 Minutes Then blow on the inside of the razr then put the battery back in and it shall work
Posted on Feb 01, 2009
The pounding. did it for me
Posted on Feb 14, 2008
I had the same problem, nothing but white screen on the inside and black on the outside. i read all these posts and i was very skeptical that tapping phone against your hand would work. so i turned the phone off and tried it out by tapping the top corners against my hand, i didnt even tap it that hard, and when i turned it on it worked like normal again. If you are skeptical of this at least try it because it worked for me. now i can finally retrieve some information i have saved on it so i can get rid of this peice of s***
Posted on Apr 24, 2009
I had the same problem but have found a solution. The problem is that after a time the space where the sim card is inserted becomes wider, so there is more space between the sim and the phone than there should be and therefore not a stable connection with the sim and the phone. I noticed this when I borrowed my brothers unused motorola. I could hardly get the sim card out of his phone, but mine would move if I tipped the phone on it's side. I fixed it by cutting a thin square piece of plastic from a clothes tag, ( but any small piece of thin stiff plastic will do) and inserted the small square of plastic over the sim after it has been inserted. This made the sim connect and the white screen problem and messages saying please insert sim card have stopped completely.
Posted on Mar 03, 2010
I simply smashed my phone two times into a box full of candies and now it works GREAT
Posted on Dec 17, 2008
This also happened to me. White screen inside and small screen was also blank. It started only a couple of days ago. I had just purchased a new batter so I instantly thought of the new battery as somehow disrupting the magnetic field of the phone. I recharged the old batter and there was no change. I could turn the phone on and off or take the battery out and replace it..the screen would return to normal for approx 2-3 minutes. The white screen would unfortunately return.
Functionally, the telephone worked, just could not see who was calling or get any standard screen information.
I have gently hit it against my hand like a pack of cigarettes and the inside screen has returned to normal. The smaller outside face screen comes and goes. If this continues, I will take it to an authorized dealer
Posted on Oct 23, 2008
So I just read all of the solutions to this thread on how to fix the problem.
What do I do if my Razr has a white main screen and a blue front screen?
What might be the problem then? It would be nice to know how to fix my problem because then I wouldn't have to worry about borrowing my girlfriend's money to buy a whole new phone.
Posted on Sep 11, 2008
I have the same problem, White on the inside blue and also blank on the out side. I tried holding the # and * buttons and a blue M ( for motorolla) on a blue screen (on the inside)and came up with the words "bootloader USB INIT" alongthe bottom. Does this mean i need a new battery?
Posted on Jun 07, 2007
I would need some more information about the screen. First off, are both screens white or just the inside one. Have you replaced the battery?
Posted on May 13, 2007
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Posted on Apr 23, 2012
Just tried the magnetic trick with mine... back to normal. Will keep my Razr as long as I can... it's a phone that has survived being dropped fifteen feet from the back of a aircraft de-icing rig and thirty feet from the back of a 777 aircraft... works for me!!
Posted on Dec 07, 2009
Ok, I dropped my phone and the screen turned black but everything worked. I tried hitting the phone in my hand and that didn't work. So, I dropped the phone about 5 ft in the air on to something a little soft (scarf), and the screen magically turned back on. I think that you have to hit it hard enough so that the phone turns off and then turns on again.
Posted on Nov 01, 2009
LOL... beating the **** out of this piece of **** phone actually fixed it... seriously... if your screen goes out... throw it around and bang it on things and it will work again. The RAZR is the worst phone ever created. Two cans and a string is better technology.
Posted on Nov 06, 2008
Thank you a million times over... tapping the phone on my hand like one does with a new pack of cigarettes TOTALLY WORKED for my Razr V3. I've been so frustrated with it for weeks because I couldn't tell who was calling or use any feature when I was on the phone. I guess it must have been the plug not being seated properly. No offense, but I hope to never have to be on this message board again :-) God bless!
Posted on Oct 29, 2008
Holy S$$T! That actually worked! Thanks.......funny to think old school S%^t like that can still work hahahhaha
Posted on Sep 16, 2008
Get a new one, the ******* ****
Posted on Jul 28, 2008
Mine kept turning white for a while. I started out closing and opening it several times. Then it wouldn't fix it anymore, so I took it to the store and they updated it, which worked until now. So I threw it against the wall, and it works perfectly. Sadly, there is now a dent in the wall...
Posted on Jul 11, 2008
This happened to me all the time when I was training with monks in Tibet =P just toss it out and get a new phone =D
Posted on Jul 02, 2008
The same thing happened to me. i just slammed my phone face-down into my palm a few times, and the screen went back to normal.
Posted on Mar 31, 2008
HERE IS MY SOLUTION, AND I AM SERIOUS.
I HAD THE WHITE SCREEN PERMANENTLY. IT HAPPENED WHEN MY PHONE FELL A FEW FEET OUT OF MY CAR WHEN I OPENED THE DOOR. AFTER SMACKING IT HARD LIKE A DECK OF CARDS, EVERY WAY, THAT DIDN'T WORK, THEN I GOT KINDA P.O. AND THREW THE PHONE UP ABOUT 6 FEET SO IT SLAMMED DOWN HARD ON MY TILE FLOOR. THAT ALSO DID NOT FIX IT. THEN I DID THE MOST INCREDIBLE THING. I DROPPED IT ABOUT 4 FEET ONTO A HARD TILE FLOOR, PHONE CLOSED, SO IT HIT ON ITS LEFT SIDE ON THE HARD TILE FLOOR. IT FIXED IT! I AM SERIOUS!
Posted on Feb 10, 2008
The hitting the phone like a pack of cigarettes really worked
Posted on Jan 23, 2008
My phone was like this for about days and I tried all of these solutions and one of my own that used to work for my old gameboy (slam it on ur palm like a new pack of cigarettes) so I think my switch may of had something stuck in it's way. Thanks for your help hope to not be back, lol.
Posted on Dec 21, 2007
Thank you a million times over... tapping the phone on my hand like one does with a new pack of cigarettes TOTALLY WORKED for my Razr V3. I've been so frustrated with it for weeks because I couldn't tell who was calling or use any feature when I was on the phone. I guess it must have been the plug not being seated properly. I hope to never have to be on this message board again :-) God bless!
Posted on Oct 29, 2008
Yes my friend.you have to change the flex (rippon) cable.is not an easy job so i suggest you to take it to qualify technician
Posted on May 11, 2007
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