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Front screen only shows the time

The front screen on my razr v3 sometimes only shows the time and not the words "verizon wireless", no indicators either. the phone also looses the charge very quickly and the battery level indicator is not functioning properly

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Re: front screen only shows the time

My Razr V3c had a similar problem, but even more bizarre! The front screen would randomly display TWO times. The time in the normal location was incorrect and the second time was correct, but UPSIDE DOWN. I have searched all over the web including this site and have not found this exact problem anywhere. When this happened, it also had a second (upside down) status bar and only "Wireless" was visible between the two times; instead of "Verizon Wireless". I could always fix it by opening, then closing the phone. Finally it started showing (a single) incorrect time and getting stuck at that time. WEIRD, HUH?? Anyway, I decided to try this guys' idea and unhooked, cleaned and rehooked the connections on the circuit board. Since he did not give any details about this, I thought I would. 1/ remove the upper back cover and take out the battery. 2/ remove two tiny torx style screws holding on the bottom half of the phone back.. these become exposed when you remove the battery cover. 3/ carefully pry off the cover... it will pop off with slight twisting pressure from a knife between the perimeter of the cover edge and the rest of the phone. 4/ one of the connections comes undone automatically when removing the cover. 5/ remove the other connection by pulling on the square silver piece at the end of the ribbon cable which is attached to the back of the cover. 6/ blow out any dust and carefully brush the contacts with a fine tooth or paint brush. 6/ reassemble in reverse. So far this has worked for me and the phone is working as it should. The only tool you will need is the torx wrench, which the average person does not have lying around. I have a set of them and tried a few until I got the right one... it was stamped with 99-62. I assume that is some sort of sizing. Good luck!!

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I have had a simular problem with mine and just fixed it. My phone was doing simular things, but it would also sometimes not show the outside display, or half would be upsite down. Also occasionally when I opened the phone I only saw a white screen. **FIX** There is a small ribbon cable that comes from the top half (w/ the screen) and connects into the circuit board in the bottom half (under battery). It came loose which caused all of my problems. If you clean that connection and put the phone back together it should be good as new.

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