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LG Rumor Problems

Ive had the phone since mid June, and havent had a problem since about a week ago. Ive maybe dropped it twice, but that didnt seem to cause any immediate problems.

About a week ago, I opened my phone and the screen turned white. I held the "back" button until it locked itself and shut the screen off, and when I woke the phone up again it was alright.

Then maybe an hour later, I slid it open to text, and there isnt a great way to describe it, but the screen went to a diagonal, and kind of fell into pieces. I closed the phone again, held "back" and it reverted itself.

Im not sure how to perfectly describe it, but basically there is something wrong with the screen. There are no new updates for the phone, and I havent seen anyone else with a similar problem

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  • mas_theory Oct 23, 2008

    the same exact thing is happening to mine except i havent dropped it, yesterday i went to the sprint store it was working fine then later i was about to put my newly purchased mem card in it and it bugged out

  • Anonymous Oct 24, 2008

    same thing, display started going messy, restart/open close/turn off-turn on ... get it to work for a few minutes maybe, and then it's toast

  • LoganaT Nov 06, 2008

    Okay, so i found out the problem. If the phone was built and shipped out before I think its March of 2008, then it is destined to fail.
    Take it into your Sprint store, they should replace it or fix it for free, or so it worked for me.

    Good luck to you all though


  • Anonymous Nov 10, 2008

    it just like goes blank

  • tyriverag Nov 13, 2008

    I checked my phone at lunch, just to see what time it was, and the locked screen was lighter, and had both vertical and diagonal white lines all across it. Once unlocked, the screen still had the same white lines. The phone works fine with texting and calls, just can't see it very well. I turned it off and turned it back on, charged it, and nothing helped.

  • Anonymous Nov 15, 2008

    mines pretty much the same. just white lines across it. and i can barely see anything.

    when i close it after i texted someone it has the edge of what the screen would be on the front screen.. if that makes sense?

    its driving me crazy

  • lama4 Dec 15, 2008

    LOGONA T : I am having the same exact problem. It is either just a white screen or it is all crazy looking only way to descibe it. The phone will work, but you cannot even make out what a text sayes or what number your tryin to call. Gahhhh !

  • Anonymous Dec 28, 2008

    I have the same problem, buddy of mine works with phones for a living and he said it sounded like a wire grounded out in the screen. I'm in the process of returning it to Sprint right now.

  • Anonymous Apr 07, 2009

    same problem, but i recently got mine in january of 09.
    my screen did go all crazy and diagonal, then i went to check a txt and it went all white, i can still call, but cant make out a txt to save my life! it is very aggravating and im takin it to u.s cellular a.s.a.p.!

  • sarah4457 Apr 20, 2009

    ok well. i just got my phone in febuary. and its a piece of ****. my phoen randomly will shut off. and i cant put my pictures from my phone to my computer. it doesnt record longer than 50 seconds. the keyboard wont work when my phone is on silent or vibrate. it wont send all of my messages. i would think it should have the chat feature since alot of LG's do. but no, it doesnt. i really wouldnt recommend this phone.

  • Anonymous May 04, 2009

    i have the same problem :/ i've had mine for five months, and nothing was wrong with it until now. at first, it just started blurring when i slid the keyboard, but now its completely white. it's really really annoying. but i can still call people & listen to music, but i'm getting my phone checked today.thank god it's still under warranty.

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Yes! same problem for myself as well! It originally would turn off maybe 30 times a day! Then just a few days ago, the hole screen turns white! At times it will go out for hours! & it is really aggravating! This is my second phone in a year, and I've had ALOT! of problems!

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This is a known issue with the Rumor. If you take your phone into a sprint repair center or call technical support, they will most likely repair or replace it for free.

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I took mine in shortly after it happened, and i had to mail it to LG, and they sent me a new one. kind of a pain, but the new phone works great.

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