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Phone shuts off by itself at least once a day

My LG VX8300 shuts itself off at least once a day. The phone is usually sitting quietly on my desk. When I notice that the phone hasn't rang in a while, often the cause is the phone has shut off. Are there any solutions for this, or is the phone defective? I just got it in February,

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Re: Phone shuts off by itself at least once a day

I have had this phone for about 1 year. This is my second one. I have had this same problem on both phones. It is getting much worse now. The last time I complained, the company had no clue how to fix it. Mine shuts off about every 20 min now. Do not wait to get a new phone. Changing the battery only works for a little while. I am getting my 3rd phone today.

Posted on May 06, 2008

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I have had this phone for a year now. It shuts off on an average of 3 times per week. Sometimes it shuts off 3 times a day. I have not figured out the problem. Mine is a company phone so there are many of us with the same phone. All of us have the issue.

Posted on Feb 01, 2008

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I just had the same problem, I have the same model phone and a few weeks ago changed out the battery with one I had stored away from my old phone. Thats when it started happening. Try a new battery before you get a new phone. Hope it works.

Posted on Oct 21, 2007

Re: Phone shuts off by itself at least once a day

Get a new one

Posted on Oct 20, 2007

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