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White lines on screen

I have an A88 Cell Phone, and I keep getting thin white lines in the middle of the screen, does anyone know what causes this?

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  • aidy_wash06 Nov 09, 2008

    yer i have the same problem thin white lines running across my screen but theres loads of them do i do the same


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You need to re-calibrate the screen in the system menu. Sometimes you need to do this more often (up to 10 times). Pull out the battery for a hour before you start doint this.

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When i switch on the n80 phone i get a white screen continuesley it plays the nokia theme tune then it stays white all the time

Hi the white screen is down to a problem with the connection between the screen and the circuit board, what has actually got damaged is a small thin ribbon that runs from the screen and then connects at the other end to the circuit board.

now this thin ribbon has got several single strand copper wires running through it and the idea of this ribbon is that when you open the phone this ribbon moves to keep the signal with the screen and then when you close the phone the ribbon folds back over.
after many times of opening and closing these wires inside the ribbon become brittle then eventually one or more will snap causing the white screen you are getting now.

their is no fault with the actual phone itself its this ribbon that is causing you the problem, now the good news is that this is a very common fault on nokia's and all slide and flip phones, and due to this the ribbon is really cheap to buy and wont cost much to get fitted.

your best bet would be to go to a small phone shop and not one of the big brands and ask them how much to replace the screen data ribbon, it wont cost much and they should fit it whilst you wait.

its not the kind of job you can do yourself as you need special tools to get down the back of the phone to take the cover off and not having this and using something else can and will cause more damage to the phone, this part is cheap to buy and cheap to fit so its worth getting the part replaced.
it will only take 20 to 30min for a phone shop to replace this part for you.

if you go to a big branded phone shop such as say orange or vodafone then they will take the phone off you and send it away and it will be a couple of weeks before you get it back and it will also cost 3 times more than a little phone shop, so take your phone to your nearest small phone shop and they should do this repair for next to nothing and whilst you wait.

you can still use your phone but it will be hard to know whats going on without the screen, your phone is working and after getting this part replaced you will have your phone back in full working order.

let me know how you get on or if you need further assistance ok

Aug 16, 2010 | Cell Phones

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Monitor has no display, f305, white coloured phone

hi, the reason you have got a white screen is due to a ribbon failing inside your phone, the ribbon sends data from the circuit board to the screen.
this is a very common problem on all flip and slide type of mobile phone, as the screen moves their needs to be this thin ribbon that must move with the screen to keep the connection between the screen and board, now what happens is that over time the thin copper wires in the ribbon break causing the data not to be sent correctly to the screen and this is the reason the screen turns white.

now you should be able to make and recieve calls as long as the phone is turned on how ever if your phone asks for a password when you switch it on then this could cause a problem as you cant see what your typing but if your phone dont need password then you can just turn it on and wait for calls to come through, the phone will ring as normal you just wont be able to see who is calling.

now to solve your problem you need to get the ribbon replaced, its not expensive to buy but fitting it yourself would be impossible as you need special tools to split the phone and to also fit the ribbon, if you take your phone to a small phone shop and not a big branded shop then they should be able to fix it whilst you wait as it only takes about 15min to fit as long as you have the correct tools

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My samsung screen is white but it works ive tried everything, this hbas happen before screen going white and the battery had to be without juice to come back. it works but ithe screeen is white

hi, the main reason the screen turns whits is due to the thin ribbon that sends the data from the circuit board to the screen being damaged what happens is that the thin copper wires that are inside the ribbon ware and then break causing a short to the screen and this is what turns the screen white. this happens on most flip and slide phones as the ribbon moves when you slide or flip the phone so over time it becomes brittle and you lose the connection and this turns the screen white.

sometimes it will right itself if you open and close the phone a couple of times but this wont be a long term fix how ever it may be that bad that this will no longer work, its not expensive to get this ribbon replaced but taking you phone to a small phone shop would be your cheapest option.

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My phone was just working fine n when i flipped it

Hi the most likely cause of your problem is going to be with the ribbon the sends the data from the circuit board to the screen, the problem you have is this isnt a part you can change yourself so would need sending off to have fixed.

the reason this part fails is down to the fact that its a flat piece of ribbon but when you close the phone the ribbon then bends in the middle so every time you open and close the phone this ribbon is bending as its made to do, how ever over time this bending causes the little copper wires in the ribbon to fail giving you the white screen you are getting.

So im sorry i cant give you an easy fix for your problem because its going to be a case of getting new parts and having them fitted, doing this would then get your phone working again, the only problem is you need to see if the cost of repair would cost more then the phone is worth. If you really want to keep the phone then shop around for the cheapest price you can get, its not a hard job to do and would only take 10min or so to replace the part how ever you cant do this work yourself as you need specialist tools to remove the casing and the ribbon.

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White screen of death?


The white screen of death is a flex problem.

The flex of a phone is what connects the screen to the board of the phone. it is found in most flip and slide phones.

When you flip and slide these type of phones after a while the flex gets weak and that causes the white screen you see.

The only solution is to have your flex changed,that will definitely solve the problem..


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The screen on my phone keeps going white


What you are experiencing is a flex problem

The flex is what connects the screen of the phone to the board of the phone.

what you are experiencing is common with all flip phones and slide phones, the more you flip and slide these type of phones,the flex gets weaker and that is what causes the whiteness

You should get a new flex for your phone


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My motorola v3 screen has some problem

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Internet settings for Cect mobile phone

This is how to get the A88 on orange working on the internet....

wap/internet setup for Orange
tap in service code *#3646633#
go to option 6: misc
go to option 11: wap
go to option 2: user agent
now select nokia 7250i
click ok
now back out to the main screen
go to
country: United Kingdom
network: Orange
confirm mobile phone
select nokia 7250i
hit next
country: United Kingdom
network: Orange
mobile phone: Nokia 7250i | edit
wap service provider
select Orange WAP GPRS
hit next
now confirm the security code
enter your Orange phone number
hit next
a text to your phone will follow
confirm the update by clicking done/ok
now you can brows the Internet

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A88 phone

return it, best thing to do, made in china! so do not hesitate.

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