Phone Rebooting Itself

adlebo

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My epic keeps rebooting itself at a rate of 10 times a day. It happens only when idle and not in use. I keep on hearing the rebooting sound and its becoming annoying. I tried getting rid of some apps but its still happening. Today I tried taking out the sd card and that definitely helped. Its not rebooting when the sd card isn't in. So obviously theres a problem with the sd card. But what do I do about it. I was thinking about a factory reset but after realizing its the sd card is that gonna help something? Any help would be appreciated!
 
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If you say this is stopping when you pull the sd card then you may have a bad/faulty sd card. I would backup whatever you have on sdcard to your computer then try formatting the card and see if that helps. Otherwise you may need a new card. A factory reset will not do anything to your card it will only reset your phones internal storage/settings.
 
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Mine did the same thing and I had my phone replaced and now it is doing great. While yours may be an issue with your card mine was not. When I got my new phone, it came without a memory card so I was forced to keep my original card.
 

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If you say this is stopping when you pull the sd card then you may have a bad/faulty sd card. I would backup whatever you have on sdcard to your computer then try formatting the card and see if that helps. Otherwise you may need a new card. A factory reset will not do anything to your card it will only reset your phones internal storage/settings.

What do I do after reformatting the card? Should I just put back everything from my copy in the computer to the the sd card? Will the reformatting itself do the trick or if it's something specifically wrong with a file than I might have to delete the files, but how would I know which one is corrupt? Wow I do have alot of questions!
 

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Ok guys I think I figured this one out. I'll post this info just in case it helps anyone else. I realized that the "idle" rebooting is happening even with my sd card out. But then it dawned on me that the reboot only happens when its in my galaxy s leather pouch and never ever when looking at it (like it was scared of me or something!) . So I figured out it must be the pouch that's causing buttons to be pressed and therefore reboots.
I had the epic in the pouch with the screen facing me. Now I turned it around and the screen is facing away from me, and it never rebooted again!!
 

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Ok guys I think I figured this one out. I'll post this info just in case it helps anyone else. I realized that the "idle" rebooting is happening even with my sd card out. But then it dawned on me that the reboot only happens when its in my galaxy s leather pouch and never ever when looking at it (like it was scared of me or something!) . So I figured out it must be the pouch that's causing buttons to be pressed and therefore reboots.
I had the epic in the pouch with the screen facing me. Now I turned it around and the screen is facing away from me, and it never rebooted again!!

Good, glad you figured it out.
 

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