12-05-2010 09:15 AM
OK, this may sound totally lame, but has anyone with this re-booting issue tried a different battery? I know, I know... who the heck has a spare battery and what's a battery got to do with it anyway? However, there do seem to be some reboot-related-to-battery issues. This is from another forum (I know it's not a Defy, but...):
"I just got a new battery for my Droid, and the battery came 60% charged. So I did the battery drain until it powered off. I then put it on the dock to do a full charge, and now the phone is in a constant boot loop."
Then the same guy says:
"I just tried the old battery, and it does not go into the loop with the old one."
So, if you have a friend with a functioning phone, talk them into letting you try their battery?
12-31-2010 08:27 AM
I have the same problem of rebooting when in 3G making phone calls. It's not random. It reboots when you make from one call to three calls.
The cure, thks to the suggestion here, is to set it to 2G only.
I owned a Milestone before. It was perfect. Kind of upset to swap that to a new DEFY just before new year ending up in a 2G phone over a 3G network!
01-16-2011 02:32 AM
My defy does exactly the same, great phone but keeps rebooting; Motorola told me to reset everything which I did, so only basic phone, and still the same problem, they made out like I was the only one with this iuuse
I have HTC as well for my work, and that never has any problems, Motorola support is very dissapointing I think I will have to return my phone, which is a shame because I basically like it
I am on t-mobile in the UK, but I bought the phone SIM free
01-16-2011 07:29 AM
There have been reports of some motorola phones re-booting with a bad battery possibly the culprit. I know, sounds weird, but have read a couple of cases. If you have a friend with a Defy, maybe you can try with their battery. How about if you run the phone powered? Does it re-boot then?
01-17-2011 10:32 AM
Mine has been rebooting aswell. I haven't actually seen it reboot but I know that it has been rebooting while on standby because when I go onto battery manager and check where it says how long it has been since unplugged and that time does not add up as it says the phone has been unplugged alot later than it had been.
I know this because if you restart your phone manually then the 'unplugged since' time resets.
01-17-2011 11:08 PM
You ma be right but I tried it with no sim and it did the same thing, anyway eventually Motorolla agreed to take it back and "repair"it, personally I think that's poor service because its new and never worked it should be replaced and not repaired, obviously I am not the only one with this problem. To me they rushed it out, too cheap and too quickly because for the spec its very cheap and I like the phone, I am compairing it to the HTC desire for example, twice the price, with sililar spec but no crashes, I have one for wotk and never had one seconds trouble but they are expensive and "fragile"