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Old 08-14-2007, 09:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just ran into this problem the other day when I turned my 8800 off for a flight. I turned the unit completely off and put it back in the OEM holster. After a few minutes it powered on by itself. Thought I may have accidentally turned it back on, so I turned it off again. After a few minutes, it came back on. On the return flight, I turned the wireless off and then turned the unit off and put it back in my holster. It stayed off the entire flight until I turned it back on. The auto on/off is disabled so that's not an issue and the side button isn't configured for any power options. It only happens when I turn it off and put it back in the holster. Any ideas??
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Old 08-14-2007, 11:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Check you Auto On and Auto Off settings. Is there a time interval. I am guessing it's related to the holster settings if you find nothing with the auto on/off.
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Old 08-14-2007, 11:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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when i fly, i make sure i turn off wireless first, that way if it does come on, at least wireless won't be.
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OK, I had exactly the same issues on a flight on Tuesday, then again today.

All of my settings are correct.

After the flight I turned it off and put it into the holster, front out, front in, upside down, inside out, every direction I could come up with, but it never turned on by myself.

Here's my theory.

The phone, in the holster, was on my belt on the plane. I think that the seatbelt squeezed the phone just enough to re-seat the battery and have it reboot

Who knows, but its the best I could come up with
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Did you check WOL?
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WOL?

Hmmm, since the other possibility is that my fatness is causing the phone to recycle, does WOL mean Weight Over Limit, or Wide Overhanging Load?
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Old 09-08-2007, 09:53 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Okay, we are talking long-shot here but worth throwing into the ring:

Was bluetooth enabled on the phone? Now while I haven't had first-hand experience at seeing my phone wake up out of the blue (sorry for the pun), I think I read a post or article on a different forum about odd behaviour of bluetooth devices, especially if it's left in discover mode.

For instance also, you'd be surprised, when on a packed airplane, if you search for bluetooth devices, how many people leave their phone or headset/devices in discover mode.

Also, shutting down the phone by Power Off doesn't do a complete shutdown per se (as partially evidenced by how fast it powers up compared to a reboot of the device).

Again, these are just unsupported theories. My real guess is like the others mentioned already. Perhaps you have a loose or touchy power button and it made contact with something (holster or case flap, body, etc.).
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Old 09-08-2007, 10:55 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I have had the same thing happen. I just assumed I put the phone back into the holster too soon, so I ended up canceling the power down by "hitting" a key.
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