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Solve your white screen problem

There is a general problem with nokia symbian (S60) phones.
Some of them develop white screens, others blue or grey.
This happens as a result of the Operating System (OS) developing errors.

The solution to this is to format your phone and restore it to factory settings.
Formatting your phone will how ever erase all your data inside phone memory.
Data on your memory card and SIM card will not be lost though.
Follow these steps to format your phone.

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2. Switch-off your phone.

3. Press and hold these 3 keys; Green dial key, * (star key) and no. 3 key and then press the power on/off to switch on the phone.

Remember, do not let go all of the keys, hold until you see a formatting word screen show!

4. After a few minutes when the full phone formatting completed, your phone will be back to original system and factory setttings

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how to format nokia 6101

First thing first, not all the Symbian phones can be formatted by the so called "Formatting codes" (Will not work in Series40 phones like Nokia 6300, 7210, 5130 etc and the older Nokia Generic OS based phones like Nokia 1600, 2600 etc). These phones can only be formatted through flashing (Re-installing) their OS software (Firmware) via data cable and computer. Only Symbian S60 (And a few of other series) based mobiles have built-in support for the format codes. So format codes will work in all Symbian^1 (S60 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th edition) phones like Nokia 3650, 3660, 6600, 6630, 6680, 6681, 3230, 7610, 6670, 3250, N70, N72, N73, N75, N76, N77, N78, N79, N80, N81, N82, N83, N85, N86, N90, N91, N92, N93, N95, N96, N97, 5800 and other touchscreen phones plus the newer Symbian^3 phones (Nokia N8, C7 and E7 etc). Now lets begin with formatting process: There are two methods to format the phone depending upon the situation: A. When the phone is in working condition:
Just press any of the following two codes at standby screen *#7780# or
Phone will ask for confirmation and security code (Default security code is 12345), enter it and bingo everything in phone memory will be erased and phone will be back to factory settings.
Hard Reset - When the phone is not starting-up (i.e. not working after white screen or Nokia Logo screen)
- then follow these steps: 1. Switch-off the phone
2. Press and hold following three keys simultaneously (Remember "All the three keys" simultaneously):
Green Key (OK or Number Dialing key), Star key (*) and Three key (3 number key)
3. While still holding the above three keys, press the power on/off key to switch-on the phone.
Still continue holding the three keys until the "formatting" screen appears. Now you can release the keys, confirm if asked and then wait for the format to complete. Now the phone will be restored to its original factory settings. Read HERE to know about hard resetting Nokia N97, 5800, 5230, 5530 and other touchscreen S60 5th edition phones.The above format will reset the phone but most probably will not clear the operator's lock codes.

Follow the instructions below to format Nokia 9300/9500 (Communicators)
1. Restart the phone
2. Just when the "NOKIA" logo appears on screen, PRESS AND HOLD following three keys simultaneously:
Shift (Up Arrow key) + Ctrl + F
3. KEEP HOLDING them until phone prompts you whether or not to proceed with format. If however the format menu does not appear this way then remove and re-insert the battery and try again. If the phone display remains black after inserting the battery, press power button on the phone side while keeping the cover open and repeat the above procedure. After formatting, phone will reboot. If the screen remains white after reboot, press power button on the phone side while keeping the cover open.
NOTE: Before formatting the phone, make sure -
1. That you backup all your phone data to either computer or memory card as formatting will erase everything in phone memory.
2. That the phone's battery is charged fully or is plugged in AC power because if unfortunately, the phone runs out of battery during format, then the phone may get permanently damaged and irreparable.
3. If your phone is infected with a virus (Only applies to 1st and 2nd edition phones) then also format the memory card and scan it with a good computer antivirus like Avast.
I hope that the above instructions will help the needy.

Oct 06, 2011 | Nokia 6101 Cellular Phone

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I have a nokia c3_00 but why not support for whatsAap ???????? c3-00 whether the user is not able to use these applications?

WhatsApp can only be on Nokia Symbian S60.

The Nokia C3 is based on the 'old' Symbian S40 operating system and will not support WhatsApp ... and Skype !!!

There are many other Nokia applications that will not work under Symbian S40 for the Nokia C3 range.

Hope it clarifies the situation for the many Nokia C3 users!

Apr 27, 2011 | Nokia C3 Cell Phone

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i cant install themes that say 60 series needed whar should i do?

your phone is nokia 6600, this phone is symbian s60 1st edition, if you want to install theme use theme with .sis extention theme, s60 1st edition is compatible too with s60 2nd edition, but not compatible with s60 3rd and newer symbian s60, now you just install theme that use .sis extension or s60 1st and 2nd edition

i hope this helpful
thank you for using fixya

Jan 29, 2011 | Nokia 6600

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ms office

Sorry. You can't for two reasons:-

1. There isn't a Symbian S60 version of MS Office.
2. If there was, you'd still have to pay for it.

You can get a free trial of an MS Office compatible package called QuickOffice though, but just like MS Office you'll eventually have to pay for it if you wish to continue using it. There are other similar products, such as Mobile Office but they all cost time and money to develop for a limited platform so they need to at least recoup their costs.

MS were in discussions regarding a Symbian version of MS Office but nothing came of it as were OpenOffice; development of other similar software is likely to have been halted now that it looks like Symbian will soon be abandoned by Nokia in favour of a new operating system. If they do choose to call the new operating system Symbian, it will likely be completely incompatible with earlier versions.

May 29, 2010 | Nokia 5230 Cell Phone

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