My Bionic is broken and being replaced...
04-16-2012 12:11 AM
- Well, over the weekend, my Bionic started shutting off sporadically. I figured it was software related, so I did a factory reset. While I was reloading apps, it shut off on me. Come to find out, lightly tapping on the side of the phone makes the phone instantly shut off. I am extremely upset because I truly hate Verizon's replacement policy. Back in 2005, I had a Razr replaced five times before I finally escalated to the office of the president of Verizon. They finally replaced my Razr with a new one, and I had no further issues. Every replacement they sent me was worse than the original. The same occurred when I had my Droid X replaced last year. My opinion of the Verizon phone replacement service is that it is about as bad as any replacement service around. I also hate that it is going to take two days to get the replacement. I swore I would never request another replacement phone from Verizon. I'm pretty sick over this.
Sent from my DROID BIONIC using Tapatalk04-09-2012 03:56 PM
- I just got a replacement for mine (it wasn't really messed up, but got pretty trashed. Yes, I bought a nice case and screen protector this time) and haven't had an issue. But I'm sending the old one back tomorrow, so we'll see how it goes. It seems that they've gotten better, but I still don't care for this service as much as walking into a store and saying "my phone is broken." "Okay let's see. Oh yes, here's a new one." I had that actually happen one time with a Chocolate Touch (read a crappy feature phone they lose no money over anyways) that wouldn't play sound at all, the guy at the Verizon store just said okay, we'll transfer everything over and here you go.04-09-2012 09:27 PM
You mentioned that the problem happened when you tapped the phone - maybe the issue is that the battery wasn't securely in position and was being jostled, causing the contacts to disconnect momentarily?04-10-2012 09:47 AM
- I bought a second regular battery with a battery charger and the warranty on that was for one year from the purchase date. Yesterday I replaced the battery (it wouldn't hold a charge for more than about 4 hours of moderate use) and was told that the replacement does not reset the timer! IE: If this one goes bad I need to replace it before September (when the original was purchased). Your extended battery probably has the same warranty.04-10-2012 12:47 PM
- I bought a second regular battery with a battery charger and the warranty on that was for one year from the purchase date. Yesterday I replaced the battery (it wouldn't hold a charge for more than about 4 hours of moderate use) and was told that the replacement does not reset the timer! IE: If this one goes bad I need to replace it before September (when the original was purchased). Your extended battery probably has the same warranty.
They're not all that expensive on Amazon at the moment anyway: Amazon.com: Motorola SNN5892A OEM XT875/Droid Bionic Standard Battery (HW4X) - Non-Retail Packaging - Black: Cell Phones & Accessories (I'd say that there is no warranty on that one...)04-10-2012 02:28 PM
- Those sound like typical and fair warranty conditions - you purchased a battery with a one year warranty in September, they replaced it when the original went bad, and will replace the new one if it goes bad during the *original* warranty period. If you wanted a one year warranty from yesterday, you get one only when you pay for the battery. Right?
They're not all that expensive on Amazon at the moment anyway: Amazon.com: Motorola SNN5892A OEM XT875/Droid Bionic Standard Battery (HW4X) - Non-Retail Packaging - Black: Cell Phones & Accessories (I'd say that there is no warranty on that one...)04-10-2012 10:57 PM
- I got the replacement phone and it is great. My original always had a spot under the glass that could be seen in bright daylight on a black screen. I put the extended battery in the replacement phone, and it shut off when bumped. I took the extended battery to my local VW store, and they swapped it out. I am back in business!
Sent from my DROID BIONIC using Tapatalk 204-12-2012 09:42 AM
- I think both sides can be argued. Like you said, I bought it in september and they will replace it as many times as necessary within a year. However, I *am* getting a brand new, in the box product which is guaranteed to work for a year, but not covered by the warranty for the same time period? That reeks of "dodgy" to me....
Sent from my DROID BIONIC using Tapatalk 204-12-2012 09:44 AM
If the battery BLOWS UP its your own damn fault for releasing a shoddy battery and I damn well better receive a new one. I mean, the battery expanded by literally a quarter of its width. That is unsafe, AFAIK, and I demand you replace my battery considering I have a) never let it overcharge b) have only EVER used Motorola charging equipment, and c) Has ZERO water damage. So, what? I shouldn't get a new one? The battery I paid money for isn't doing its job! I deserve a new one. Not because I am an entitled *****, but because I PAID YOU FOR A PRODUCT THAT PROMISES "X" AND ISN'T LIVING UP TO ITS PROMISE. Hell yea I should be able to replace it every year, on the last year of the warranty!
Should someone who misused the battery be able to do so? No. How can we tell they misused it? Wellllllll... yea... thats a problem.... like I said, "both sides can be argued" :-)04-16-2012 12:11 AM
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