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Motorola Razar all keys lock up occcasionally , sometimes taking the battery out then restart fix's it now its locked up all the time The only key that works is the power off and on

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  • rubenharley Feb 25, 2008

    the phone is not damaged in any way , I think its a bug does anyone know if there is a firmware upgrade

  • starceb May 24, 2008

    My husband just experienced the same thing... every button locked up except on/off. It will ring in for calls and answer when opened, otherwise it's useless. Did you ever find out a solution?

  • Anonymous May 27, 2008

    Same problem, only receives calls and on/off work? If more then one of us has it, must be a reason... Battery out and restart not helping.

  • Anonymous Jun 11, 2008

    Exactly the same problem. Started today. Seems like a new thing. I see most posts suggest a moisture problem.

  • elohem Jul 07, 2008

    I have the same just started today. It powers up...and I can see the specs and the wallpaper...the only key that works is the power button. Removing the battery and sim card and replacing them numerous times has not fixed the issue. Help Please!!!

  • kelzdoll Jul 07, 2008

    EXACTLY!!! and it happened at the worst time! does anyone have a solution for this? None of the keys work except the power, and occasionaly pressing the message inbox button will bring me to the "Ring styles" screen. Taking the battery out doesn't work, and it started very randomly. I didn't drop the phone or get it wet or anything!

  • ELi_B Jul 08, 2008

    i have the exacty same thing. i cant find anything helpful anywhere on the web. i did remove battery, sim card and memory card, but nothing changed. the only button that works is the power button. its really angering.

  • jlin5522051 Jul 14, 2008

    The same thing happens to me around 7/8. I did not drop the phone. Cannot answer nor call out using the key pad. But, I am about to use the bluetooth to answer and make voice dail. How can I download the phonebook in this case? Cannot do it witht the bluetooth connection. It will not connect to my Motolora Phone Tools.

    Interesting that this happens recently to us. Any had this happen a few months ago?

  • dablakh0l Sep 29, 2008

    Mine started about 2 weeks ago. I thought it might be a broken cable, like I had seen metioned in other forums. However, I noticed that without the SIM card in, when you hit the buttons, they show up on the screen momentarily, then you get the emergency dial only screen. Hmmm....that leads me to believe it's a software issue....

  • littlebeck2 Oct 08, 2008

    yea my razor is like a year old and i kinda have the same problem but only my on and off butons work and when ever i press my text button it will go to my internet so its runnig up my bill plese help

  • Anonymous Oct 29, 2008

    I originally purchased two Motorola razr v3c for my wife’s and my personal use in Feb 07, under 3 year contracts with our provider. My phone began giving me problems on its anniversary date (Feb 08). The phone would not impart a charge upon the battery despite trying other batteries, chargers, etc.

    The phone was sent three seperate times to Motorola to fix the problem, ( Feb, Mar, Apr) It was frustrating and inconvenient enough that the first two times. The phone came back reportedly fixed, yet the same exact original problem persisted. Motorola finally agreed to replace the phone with refurbished phone on the third time.

    In Sept 08, the refurbished phone began a new series of problems. It locks up upon opening with white screen, or black screen. The only indication that the phone is working is the keypad lights up. It is unusable as it exists.

    The phone was never dropped, or hurt, and was always kept in a leather protective case.

    Motorola have refused to do anything for me. It is now my wish to spread the word of discontentment with Motorola. I will be boycotting their products from now on.

  • jacpod Nov 11, 2008

    This happened to my phone yesterday 11/11/2008 and judging by the posts here there are no solutions. I didn't drop it, get it wet, or anything else I can think of that may cause it to fail. Once I got it to the main menu but not again.


  • Anonymous Nov 21, 2008

    Same exact problem as of 11/18/2008. Took it to store they had no clue. never got it wet. Never dropped it. Can only answer calls. Unable to access phone numbers, text messages, voice mail.  Only button working is on/off and I can answer calls. That's it. At this point I will buy a new phone just need help with getting my text messages and phone numbers. Anyone can help with that? Thanks.

  • kat331 May 10, 2009

    i have motorola slvr.
    did the same thing. grr



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My motorola v3 locked on ring style

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I've had the same problem with mine. BUT... I got it working again. I held the phone closed in my right hand, and while seated, slapped the phone pretty hard against my right thigh.

Taadaa!...It started working again. I don't know why. maybe the connectors get loose, and this jar is enough to reseat them. My daughter had the same problem with hers,and after the 3rd slap by her. her's started working again too.

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Got to access my phonebook via USB cable.
Still waiting for a good solution to fix the key pad.

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  • jlin5522051 Jul 15, 2008

    I reported the problem to Motorola. Following is my reply to their support service via email. Looks like they don't even know their problem. I will keep this page posted on any progress.

    Reply to Motorola:

    No sure some of this have any effect on the problem. It looks like
    Motorola does not have a solution, thus all your irrelevant questions.
    But here are the answers to your question. Please note that there are many users who have the same problem. See below links. It is not a single case on my phone. If not resolved, this may effect the reputation of Motorola. ie: Intel's floating point error a few years back. So, if you don't have the answer, please take it up to the next higher level.

    > * When was your phone purchased?

    About two years ago. Please don't tell me that this is out of warranty.

    > * Where was your cellular phone purchased?

    Irvine, California, USA. All Motorola should care about is that this is your product. (This should not matter to the problem at hand.)

    > * Has the phone ever been through any kind of physical or liquid damage?

    No, It was working 20 minutes before and cannot work after that.

    > * Have you tried a Master Reset?

    I think you are talking about the Master Rest via the menu key, but you forget that I have no function of any key except the power on/off
    button. How else can I do a Master Reset??

    > * Has the phone been ever sent to our repair facilities?

    No. (This should not matter to the problem at hand.)

    > * Which is the IMEI number of your cellular phone? (Press *#06# to view it
    > on the display or locate it on the back of the phone, under the battery)

    The number is 358002007649662. (This should not matter to the problem at hand.)

    Answer from Motorol:

    Discussion Thread
    Response (Adolfo V.)07/15/2008 09:52 AM
    Dear Joseph,

    Thank you for contacting Motorola e-mail support, we appreciate your interest in our products.

    Regarding your concern, we are sorry to hear about the inconvenience that you have experienced with your Motorola cellular phone. In order to determine the status of the warranty on your phone and have a better understanding of your case please reply with the following information:

    * When was your phone purchased?
    * Where was your cellular phone purchased?
    * Has the phone ever been through any kind of physical or liquid damage?
    * Have you tried a Master Reset?
    * Has the phone been ever sent to our repair facilities?
    * Which is the IMEI number of your cellular phone? (Press *#06# to view it on the display or locate it on the back of the phone, under the battery)

    We look forward to assisting you in the future.

    For information about Motorola products and services, please visit us at

    Thank you for contacting Motorola e-mail support.

    Best Regards,
    Customer (Joseph Lin)07/14/2008 01:33 PM
    Not sure which line of the label is the model number.

    The problem is that one day, all the keys on the phone locks up, except the red (power on/off) key. I cannot make key pad to do dailing, scrolling phone book, andwer call,... I use the bluetooth device to make voice call and answer phone.

    Can this problem be resolved, may be remotely or do I have to send it in or walk into a store? How much will it cost? Also, How can I transfer my phone book information, not in my simm card, out of the phone. I have a Motorola Phone Tools, but it cannot make connection.

  • jlin5522051 Jul 15, 2008

    Here is the final answer from Motorola. Not much help and no free generic support. Now a day, I think company does not care much about their service any more. Do any thing to make another buck.

    Dear Joseph,

    Thank you for contacting Motorola e-mail support, we appreciate your interest in our products.

    Regarding your concern, we are sorry to hear about this inconvenience. Please note that Motorola stands behind our products by offering a minimum one-year warranty issued from the date of purchase. If your phone is outside of the warranty period, Motorola's National Service Center charges a $75 flat rate repair fee. This price does not include shipping or your local taxes. All repairs done on out of warranty units include an additional 90 day warranty.

    Please send the unit to the address below:

    Dock #19
    MCALLEN, TX 78503

    Please visit the link below to enter your phone's information before shipping it to us:

  • jlin5522051 Dec 04, 2008

    I had my fixed once. When it returned, it still fail 3 out of 7 try. The 2nd time they fixed it for good, been used for 2 months now. So, power on/off can get the phone to work again, but if you have the problem get it fixed for good and verify the problem by power on/off a few times.


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Did you drop your phone on the ground or in water? Because if you did it might of damaged the circuitry and you're going to have to get a new phone.

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