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Open/closing diaplay problem

I have a Motorola w490, and it works fine until i flip it closed. then when i open it all i get is a blank white screen. when i manually turn off the power and then power it back on it works like normal again until i close it. then when i flip it open, i get the same thing again, a blank white screen.

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  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2009

    same exact issue!

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2009

    I have the same problem. It started suddenly for no reason.

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2009

    same issue

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2009

    my gf and i both have the same phone and the same problem

  • Anonymous May 06, 2009

    same problem, but then i would just get a blank screen, the keys would still lite up

  • Anonymous May 06, 2009

    same thing here



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