1. Tengoku's Avatar
    I just noticed that when I'm utilizing a charger I bought from ebay and using the phone.. the touch screen doesn't function correctly.. it doesn't read touch input correctly but just spazzes out...

    Does anyone else notice this??
    11-20-2009 11:59 AM
  2. Jeremy's Avatar
    I would avoid any of the cheap accessories that are out there on eBay. With the regular charger you do not get this behavior? If this is correct throw that other charger away...
    11-20-2009 12:00 PM
  3. Tengoku's Avatar
    Works perfectly fine with the regular charger
    11-20-2009 12:10 PM
  4. pjursta's Avatar
    Happened to me last night as well with a generic. Fortunately, it doesn't seem to have affected my Droid. Ordered a Motorola OEM this morning....live and learn I guess...
    11-20-2009 12:14 PM
  5. electrofreak2k7#AC's Avatar
    It did that when I used my (official) blackberry storm charger, too.
    11-20-2009 12:34 PM
  6. acidsamuraix's Avatar
    So far my Blackberry Storm charger has been working fine.
    11-20-2009 12:42 PM
  7. Roy Aguilera's Avatar
    The Storm one works great.
    11-20-2009 12:54 PM
  8. baycruisers's Avatar
    I just wrote in another thread about my experience with a non-name third party charger that I got lord knows where. It wouldn't charge my Droid, which didn't seem to recognize it, but charged my Blackberry without difficulty. I'm tossing it.
    11-20-2009 01:37 PM
  9. teknomedic's Avatar
    hmm... I've been using a non-oem charger, but I guess I haven't tested the touch screen... I'll have to keep an eye on that.

    Thanks for the heads up.
    11-20-2009 02:50 PM
  10. Bond J#AC's Avatar
    Does the charger have correct power ratings?
    11-20-2009 05:32 PM
  11. tealturboser's Avatar
    I used a charger from another phone and it shows it is charging but actually doesnt. I would stick with an OEM type charger.
    11-20-2009 06:43 PM
  12. Thoraldus's Avatar
    I just noticed that when I'm utilizing a charger I bought from ebay and using the phone.. the touch screen doesn't function correctly.. it doesn't read touch input correctly but just spazzes out...

    Does anyone else notice this??
    Mine does it with the OEM charger from Motorola when the charge is complete. This would indicate to me that it is a voltage issue. Voltage is highest when the charge completes.

    Will look into this a bit more.

    Rick
    11-20-2009 09:45 PM
  13. Thoraldus's Avatar
    I just noticed that when I'm utilizing a charger I bought from ebay and using the phone.. the touch screen doesn't function correctly.. it doesn't read touch input correctly but just spazzes out...

    Does anyone else notice this??
    Mine does it with the OEM charger from Motorola when the charge is complete. This would indicate to me that it is a voltage issue. Voltage is highest when the charge completes.

    Will look into this a bit more.

    Rick
    11-20-2009 09:51 PM
  14. jdella681's Avatar
    I'm currently using my storm's old charger.. I get the same problem too. It has the same power rating but the milli amps are a lil lower so it won't charge as fast.. I think the screen does that bc of the lower amp rating..
    11-22-2009 12:40 AM
  15. Thoraldus's Avatar
    Mine does it with the OEM charger from Motorola when the charge is complete. This would indicate to me that it is a voltage issue. Voltage is highest when the charge completes.

    Will look into this a bit more.

    Rick
    Just checked with battery at 50%. Got the screen jitter with the Motorola OEM charger. Problem goes away with charger removed.

    Rick
    11-22-2009 12:50 AM
  16. skitbraviking's Avatar
    Same here. The cheap-o charger did it again. The funny thing is that Verizon just swapped mine out, not knowing that it was the charger.

    On a side note, my Kindle charger works fine.
    11-22-2009 02:02 AM
  17. TKNOVA's Avatar
    I had a similar experience. It did not happen all of the time, but it did happen on some occassions. It may be my imagination but the generic charger seems to charge slower than the one that came in the box. The car charger that I got from the same company as the spare wall charger has not had a problem.
    11-22-2009 04:20 PM
  18. baycruisers's Avatar
    I had a similar experience. It did not happen all of the time, but it did happen on some occassions. It may be my imagination but the generic charger seems to charge slower than the one that came in the box. The car charger that I got from the same company as the spare wall charger has not had a problem.
    All chargers are not created equal. I had a combo wall/12V charger that I recently took on a trip to charge my Blackberry (my pre-Droid phone.) It just couldn't charge my BB more that 95% no matter how long the phone was connected. I don't remember where or when I got it but I tossed it.
    11-22-2009 05:16 PM
  19. Kaus's Avatar
    Motorola's are finicky about chargers. You'll find they don't like LG chargers either, in fact with the exception of BB chargers generally Motorola phones wont charge off other Micro chargers not made by them. Including older Mot chargers, it the weirdest thing because no other manufacturer is like that. At least that has been my experience at my store. (Corp VZW_
    11-23-2009 12:03 AM
  20. Magnious's Avatar
    You have an expensive phone, don't fuel it with a cheap charger. It's like putting Kero into a Proshe. not a good idea.
    11-23-2009 12:16 AM
  21. anon(3850)'s Avatar
    so will using a charger from verizon for car or travel charger actually hurt the phone long term or what? Never had this issue before I still dont understand why moto does this...
    Since I charged the phone last few days with travel charger should i exchange it or phone hardware still good?

    Some extra info if it matters. The travel charger input is the same the output is 5.0v 650mA where the oem is 5.1v 850mA not sure if that matters or not. Car charger verizon.com says is compatible so hope that helps. Again any input would be great.
    11-23-2009 10:07 AM
  22. Kaus's Avatar
    Car charger yes... home charger no since its a trinkle charger.
    Car charger is meant to be used in small incriments (20) mins or so.
    If u buy the charger from vzw/motorola/best buy etc ur fine. Vzw's is warrantied for a year and if it acts weird with the phone its our problem. If u buy third party charger its thier problem while we will still warranty the Phone if our techs say its the charger its up to the other company to replace the Charger and occasionally the phone if the charger caused the defect.
    11-23-2009 01:55 PM
  23. Kaus's Avatar
    Double post
    11-23-2009 02:14 PM
  24. WarER4X's Avatar
    This is a rather old thread, but I thought I'd add my $.02 for documentation-sake, in case it helps anyone...

    I've noticed the jittery touchscreen when charging, too. The thing is, though, that I don't have to be using a generic charger. In fact, I found that my touchscreen got jittery when I was charging my phone off of the USB port on my home PC. It also got jittery if I charge it off of my work laptop... but that's not all. I then plugged it into the wall with the OEM Motorola charger and it was still jittery. I tried these three configurations also with different USB cables as well as with and without the docking station. No matter what, the result was always a jittery touchscreen.

    At this point, the only common theme was the outlet that was powering both computers and the charger (when I plugged it in directly). So, I tried a different outlet... problem solved. No more jitter. That particular outlet in my home appears to generate some sort of interference/fluctuation that results in a jittery touchscreen on my phone, even if the power is being filtered through the USB ports of my computers. Go figure.

    At any rate, there is at least one other outlet in the house that produces a similar jittery. I haven't tried all of the other outlets, but the rest that I have tried work OK. Mind you, I live in a rented house and I'm not all that confident about the state of the electrical system given this phenomenon (as well as the fact that the main breaker had to be replaced when we first moved in because it was kicking out at half of its rated load). Most of the wiring in the house is pre-1950, and thus, is ungrounded (no 3rd prong). This includes the outlet that is powering my computers, which may have something to do with the generated interference. Who knows. I sure don't.

    -SR-

    PS: There is no jitter when charging off of the same work laptop while I'm at the office; same goes for my workstation at the office, too.
    06-29-2010 11:52 AM
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