Tip & How-To about Cell Phones

Cellphone not working?

Most cellphones do not actually turn completely off even when you power them down. So there are phones that you need to remove the battery about once a month. Wait at least 30 seconds. And put the battery back in. This will force a "cold boot" and might clear some problems.

I had this happen to me on several different phones. When I called tech support the first thing they wanted to try was remove the battery etc.

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My cellphone will not turn on and it's completely charged


Remove the battery and press the power button for 120 seconds then put the battery back in and try to power on again.

Dec 09, 2013 | Motorola Mobility Milestone XT720

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My phone will not turn on or even charge, won't charge even with two different batteries. Please somebody help it is a Intensity 1 cellphone by Samsung


1.Check the device's battery level for at least two bars of strength.
2.If the battery level is low, charge the battery.
3.If the issue is not resolved, remove the back cover.
4.Remove the battery.
5.Wait 10 seconds.
6.Press and hold the W key.
7.While pressing down the W key, re-insert the battery.
•The device restarts and after approximately 15 seconds, the 'Recovery' screen appears
•Release the power button but *continue holding the home button*, for another 30 seconds.
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Oct 10, 2012 | Cell Phones

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water damage.


the firmware needs to be reflash on the phone so take the phone and have that done at a repair shop.

Dec 25, 2008 | Motorola Mobility RAZR V3

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Which battery-brand is better? or which makes the problem, the battery or the charger?


if you have tried different batteries... then there something wrong inside of your phone... try to get it check...

Nov 05, 2008 | Nokia 3315 Cellular Phone

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Phone dies quickly after charging


It would be helpful to know just how quickly the battery is going flat, and I'm assuming there's no history of the phone having been damaged, but... Try swapping the battery for one from a friend's phone. If that cures the problem, you need to buy a new battery (they don't last forever). Otherwise, try charging the battery fully in a friend's phone using their charger, then see how long it lasts. If this lasts much longer, the problem is that the phone/charger combination isn't charging the battery properly. Mix and match chargers and handsets (mark which are yours before you start, or you will get mixed up) to identify where the problem lies. If the battery isn't old and tired, and the phone is charging it properly, then the problem must be that the phone is drawing excessive current. This could be because you've got it set up to do some power-hungry thing (backlight continuously on, playing MP3s or FM, promiscuously Bluetoothing or IR communicating, etc). Shut down all the functions you don't actually need at the time and see if that makes any different. Once you've eliminated all those, you're left with the liklihood that the phone has a fault which is making it draw excess current. Not good news, but at least you've eliminated all the other possibilities. A.

Jul 25, 2007 | Motorola Mobility RAZR V3

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