| | Re: "Unauthorized charger" peeve
Mark F wrote:
> On Mon, 15 Feb 2010 16:27:53 -0500, "Richard B. Gilbert"
> <email@example.com> wrote in part:
>> J wrote:
>>> Even worse is what VERIZON does. Just the wording of the message shows
>>> how horrible they are. Same phone but with non-Verizon firmware says
>>> something not as harsh as "UNAUTHORIZED CHARGER" ... "Unable to charge"
>> Since every Motorola phone is sold *with* a battery charger I fail to
>> see what the problem is.
> My problem is that I plug the Verizon supplied charger into my Verizon
> phone and it says "UNAUTHORIZED CHARGER". Or worse, it gives a nice
> beeping sequence, says "Charging", but when I come back later I find
> that at some point it changed to "UNAUTHORIZED CHARGER". This
> probably happens because the mini-USB plug on the Motorola
> DCH4-050MV-0301 has always fitted loosely into the Motorola V3m phone.
Perhaps you need to visit the Verizon Wireless store and ask some
questions. It might be helpful if you bring both the phone and the
charger with you.
Some of those "micro USB" sockets do not offer a good grip.
You'll have to complain to Motorola about that. Mine would pop out of
the socket if I didn't arrange the phone and the cable so that the plug
is actually held in position by the cable.
Q. What do you do about fallout?
A. Put it back in! ;-) ;-) nudge, nudge. . . .