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  1. #1
    Terry D
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    My phone has stopped working although the battery is fully charged. Under
    the battery compartment there is a red circle with splashes of red around.
    Is this repairable or do I need a new phone?

    Terry D.




    See More: Motorola RAZR V3




  2. #2
    Richard B. Gilbert
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    Re: Motorola RAZR V3

    Terry D wrote:
    > My phone has stopped working although the battery is fully charged.
    > Under the battery compartment there is a red circle with splashes of red
    > around. Is this repairable or do I need a new phone?
    >
    > Terry D.


    Did you, by any chance, get it wet? Very wet??



  3. #3
    Terry D
    Guest

    Re: Motorola RAZR V3


    "Richard B. Gilbert" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Terry D wrote:
    >> My phone has stopped working although the battery is fully charged.
    >> Under the battery compartment there is a red circle with splashes of red
    >> around. Is this repairable or do I need a new phone?
    >>
    >> Terry D.

    >
    > Did you, by any chance, get it wet? Very wet??


    Never wet except for a slight splash of lager.

    Terry D.




  4. #4
    Bert Hyman
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    Re: Motorola RAZR V3

    [email protected]orld/com (Terry D) wrote in
    news:[email protected]:

    >
    > "Richard B. Gilbert" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >> Terry D wrote:
    >>> My phone has stopped working although the battery is fully
    >>> charged. Under the battery compartment there is a red circle with
    >>> splashes of red around. Is this repairable or do I need a new
    >>> phone?
    >>>
    >>> Terry D.

    >>
    >> Did you, by any chance, get it wet? Very wet??

    >
    > Never wet except for a slight splash of lager.


    He asked the question because what you've described is the state of
    the water-damage detector after it's gotten wet.

    --
    Bert Hyman | St. Paul, MN | [email protected]



  5. #5
    Richard B. Gilbert
    Guest

    Re: Motorola RAZR V3

    Terry D wrote:
    >
    > "Richard B. Gilbert" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >> Terry D wrote:
    >>> My phone has stopped working although the battery is fully charged.
    >>> Under the battery compartment there is a red circle with splashes of
    >>> red around. Is this repairable or do I need a new phone?
    >>>
    >>> Terry D.

    >>
    >> Did you, by any chance, get it wet? Very wet??

    >
    > Never wet except for a slight splash of lager.
    >
    > Terry D.


    Can you provide a little detail as to the manner in which it "stopped
    working"? For example, does it do anything at all when you turn it on?
    Light up, ring, vibrate. . . ? If you dial your cell phone from another
    phone, does it ring or vibrate?

    When you say under the battery compartment, do you mean *inside* the
    compartment? Or on the back of the phone below the battery compartment?

    If your phone is still under warranty, take it to your nearest VZW store
    and ask them to fix or replace it. If it's not under warranty, your
    best bet may be to buy a new phone.




  6. #6
    Terry D
    Guest

    Re: Motorola RAZR V3


    "Richard B. Gilbert" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Terry D wrote:
    >>
    >> "Richard B. Gilbert" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]
    >>> Terry D wrote:
    >>>> My phone has stopped working although the battery is fully charged.
    >>>> Under the battery compartment there is a red circle with splashes of
    >>>> red around. Is this repairable or do I need a new phone?
    >>>>
    >>>> Terry D.
    >>>
    >>> Did you, by any chance, get it wet? Very wet??

    >>
    >> Never wet except for a slight splash of lager.
    >>
    >> Terry D.

    >
    > Can you provide a little detail as to the manner in which it "stopped
    > working"? For example, does it do anything at all when you turn it on?
    > Light up, ring, vibrate. . . ? If you dial your cell phone from another
    > phone, does it ring or vibrate?
    >
    > When you say under the battery compartment, do you mean *inside* the
    > compartment? Or on the back of the phone below the battery compartment?
    >
    > If your phone is still under warranty, take it to your nearest VZW store
    > and ask them to fix or replace it. If it's not under warranty, your best
    > bet may be to buy a new phone.


    The battery was low (one bar on the display) so I put it on charge for a
    couple of hours. It then wouldn't switch on. The battery is 3.77V on my
    digital multimeter. Under the battery, there is a 6mm circular display
    under the CE number. This circle is red with some small splashes on the
    baseplate. The phone will not activate and does not respond when dialled
    from another phone. The phone is definitely out of warranty so I guess the
    answer is to buy a new phone which will accept my SIM card and outstanding
    credits. I am on PAYG with Orange. Any recommendations? I don't want too
    much - just a phone with a camera. Another Motorola RAZR V3 would be fine
    (I have a spare battery).

    Terry D.




  7. #7
    BruceR
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    Re: Motorola RAZR V3



    Terry D wrote:
    > "Richard B. Gilbert" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >> Terry D wrote:
    >>>
    >>> "Richard B. Gilbert" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>> news:[email protected]
    >>>> Terry D wrote:
    >>>>> My phone has stopped working although the battery is fully
    >>>>> charged. Under the battery compartment there is a red circle with
    >>>>> splashes of red around. Is this repairable or do I need a new
    >>>>> phone? Terry D.
    >>>>
    >>>> Did you, by any chance, get it wet? Very wet??
    >>>
    >>> Never wet except for a slight splash of lager.
    >>>
    >>> Terry D.

    >>
    >> Can you provide a little detail as to the manner in which it "stopped
    >> working"? For example, does it do anything at all when you turn it
    >> on? Light up, ring, vibrate. . . ? If you dial your cell phone from
    >> another phone, does it ring or vibrate?
    >>
    >> When you say under the battery compartment, do you mean *inside* the
    >> compartment? Or on the back of the phone below the battery
    >> compartment? If your phone is still under warranty, take it to your
    >> nearest VZW
    >> store and ask them to fix or replace it. If it's not under
    >> warranty, your best bet may be to buy a new phone.

    >
    > The battery was low (one bar on the display) so I put it on charge
    > for a couple of hours. It then wouldn't switch on. The battery is
    > 3.77V on my digital multimeter. Under the battery, there is a 6mm
    > circular display under the CE number. This circle is red with some
    > small splashes on the baseplate. The phone will not activate and
    > does not respond when dialled from another phone. The phone is
    > definitely out of warranty so I guess the answer is to buy a new
    > phone which will accept my SIM card and outstanding credits. I am on
    > PAYG with Orange. Any recommendations? I don't want too much - just
    > a phone with a camera. Another Motorola RAZR V3 would be fine (I
    > have a spare battery).
    > Terry D.


    ebay





  8. #8
    Terry D
    Guest

    Re: Motorola RAZR V3


    <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    >
    > On Wed, 07 May 2008 21:11:29 GMT, "Terry D"
    > <[email protected]/com>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>
    >>"Richard B. Gilbert" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>news:[email protected]
    >>> Terry D wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>> "Richard B. Gilbert" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>>> news:[email protected]
    >>>>> Terry D wrote:
    >>>>>> My phone has stopped working although the battery is fully charged.
    >>>>>> Under the battery compartment there is a red circle with splashes of
    >>>>>> red around. Is this repairable or do I need a new phone?
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Terry D.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Did you, by any chance, get it wet? Very wet??
    >>>>
    >>>> Never wet except for a slight splash of lager.
    >>>>
    >>>> Terry D.
    >>>
    >>> Can you provide a little detail as to the manner in which it "stopped
    >>> working"? For example, does it do anything at all when you turn it on?
    >>> Light up, ring, vibrate. . . ? If you dial your cell phone from another
    >>> phone, does it ring or vibrate?
    >>>
    >>> When you say under the battery compartment, do you mean *inside* the
    >>> compartment? Or on the back of the phone below the battery compartment?
    >>>
    >>> If your phone is still under warranty, take it to your nearest VZW store
    >>> and ask them to fix or replace it. If it's not under warranty, your
    >>> best
    >>> bet may be to buy a new phone.

    >>
    >>The battery was low (one bar on the display) so I put it on charge for a
    >>couple of hours. It then wouldn't switch on. The battery is 3.77V on my
    >>digital multimeter. Under the battery, there is a 6mm circular display
    >>under the CE number. This circle is red with some small splashes on the
    >>baseplate. The phone will not activate and does not respond when dialled
    >>from another phone. The phone is definitely out of warranty so I guess
    >>the
    >>answer is to buy a new phone which will accept my SIM card and outstanding
    >>credits. I am on PAYG with Orange. Any recommendations? I don't want
    >>too
    >>much - just a phone with a camera. Another Motorola RAZR V3 would be
    >>fine
    >>(I have a spare battery).
    >>
    >>Terry D.

    > I've got one for sale on CL:
    >
    > http://fortlauderdale.craigslist.org/ele/671191031.html
    >
    > Contact me there if any questions.


    After several hours with the battery & SIM card removed, the phone is now
    working again. The red circle under the battery is a moisture indicator and
    presumably deactivates the phone to avoid any damage. Maybe it will
    eventually change colour again. I still can't understand how this happened,
    as the phone has never been wet, apart from a few drops of lager!

    Terry D.




  9. #9
    BruceR
    Guest

    Re: Motorola RAZR V3



    Terry D wrote:
    snip>
    > After several hours with the battery & SIM card removed, the phone is
    > now working again. The red circle under the battery is a moisture
    > indicator and presumably deactivates the phone to avoid any damage.
    > Maybe it will eventually change colour again. I still can't
    > understand how this happened, as the phone has never been wet, apart
    > from a few drops of lager!
    > Terry D.


    The red spot will remain red and any remaining warranty will likely not
    be honored. However it is not a sensor that shuts off the phone and is
    unrelated to why your phone is working again. It is simply a moisture
    indicator. There are others inside the phone too.





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