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Old 11-08-2006, 06:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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About a week ago I noticed that I wasn't getting calls and/or being alerted to new e-mails -- but it turned out that my vibration wasn't working.

Yesterday I contacted Verizon and they offered to send me a refurb for $50 (since I'm almost three months out of warranty). I said fine.

Then, today, about a week later, it started vibrating again.

Anybody have this happen? Should I hang in with original or take the refurb?

Thanks, Noel249
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I've run into it with my 7250. It would seem it's caused by dust inside the case jamming the motor. At least that's what I had read. For me, a light tap dislodged the motor and it started working again.
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Thanks Homis,

Good to know that others have experienced this. The replacement refurb just arrived and I'm leaning toward returning it to save the $50 for when I really need it.

The refurb, by the way, looks like new. One difference: the thumbwheel is harder to turn. Mine is too easy (I'm often pressing in as it's sliding to something I didn't want), but this replacement is downright stiff.

Something in-between would be nice. In the meantime, I'll keep my original as long as it's vibrating again.

Best, Noel249
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