Is My Droid Defective?

JDub313

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I have had my droid for over 1 month. Coming from Storm 1 and I have to say I am generally very happy. I do have a few recurring issues and I'm wondering if anyone has an opinion on whether these are hardware issues or are these known problems. I've looked around and haven't seen them:

  1. The bluetooth connection to my car does not work all of the time. As a matter of fact, about half the time I get in the car, the bluetooth does not connect. I have to manually turn off the bluetooth on the Droid and then turn it back on again. It then seems to work.
  2. I lose connection to my POP3 email account. It is an optonline.net account and I have had to delete the account and reinstall it twice to get it working. It will work for a while (1 or 2 weeks) and then just stop. Just recently it stopped and a battery pull seemed to do the trick.
I'm debating sending it back to Verizon for a replacement, but it's not worth it if these issues are happening to a lot of other people.
 

Dapke36

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For question #2, I have heard around these forums that non-gmail email accounts have trouble on the Droid/android. Especially exchange emails, but I can imagine it extending to other general email accounts. Not everyone has this problem, either, so it's hard to define a solution (if any).
 

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I would try to flash your phone with the recovery option. I don't remember off the top of my head how to do it, but it may help.

To do this its something like hold down the camera button and X on the physical keyboard while turning on the phone. Can someone help me out with the exact way to do this?
 

GivenToFly

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I'm on my 2nd Droid, and both have been erratic with bluetooth connections. Every smartphone I've ever owned has been buggy with bluetooth though, so I just learned to deal with it.
 

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