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Sunday, August 26, 2007

RAZR V3 White - Fuzzy Screen Turns Off - On is Fixed! Guide on Fixing RAZR V3

I receive a good number of emails and questions in my email from those who visit my SomeLifeBlog site. A large portion of those are in regards to the Motorola V3 RAZR based on the number of posts I have about that device. It is important to me to solve as many of those problems for readers of this site. This particular posts answers on of those questions.

A question with frequency that I have received on the Motorola V3 RAZR is a complicated user issue where the owner of the RAZR V3 experiences either a white or fuzzy LCD display screen on their cellular phone. Aside from that problem with viewing any information, the majority of the other components seem to work fine. For example, the phone would still make and receive calls, play ringtones, and the camera would work. However, the LCD screen on the phone still was fuzzy or just a bright white color even when it turns off and on.

(On the same note, other symptoms from other users include just the white or fuzzy screen, flickering of the screen when turning on and off, possibly a completely black or dark screen where only the keypad lights turn on & off.)

In terms of this particular question, the person spent a good amount of time turning the phone off and on, removing the battery for a period of time to reset the Motorola RAZR V3. Finally, they even went as far as cleaning all of the contacts on the battery and connectors inside the Motorola RAZR V3. Still, the white fuzzy LCD screen on the RAZR was still there.

How do you fix this issue? In most cases, this issue is fixed by replacing the battery on the phone with a new battery. That was it, and in this case worked for this user. Their phone is now not only fully functional, but the screen is also working as it did before.

Why is that? In some cases after the battery has been charged and re-charged many times, it may lose some of its ability to hold the charge or provide enough current to the Motorola V3 RAZR phone. This was the case here and with a new battery with a factory conditioning, the Motorola V3 returned to normal operation.

While OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) batteries from Motorola may be expensive, a cost-effective alternative is to get a 3rd party battery that has the same rating, charge, and current as the original battery. These can be obtained from several battery stores or from eBay by searching for “Motorola RAZR battery”.

Did this fix work for you? Let me know with a comment below.


Spothra said...

I've been having this problem lately myself. I've read a lot online about changing the battery, and changing the display flex cable. I'm going to try to battery route first.
I just want to say thanks for all the help with this blog. I utilized info here previously to make my V3M able to transfer video and pics....

Anonymous said...

I have similar symptoms and tried swapping a battery from another working razr but the screen is still white/fuzzy. In your opinion would this not rule out the battery as the cause? (both phones and batteries are the same age)