Question about Nokia 6500 Classic Cellular Phone

Open Question

Backlight Nokia 6500 Classic

I can't find how to adjust the length of time the back-light stays on, at the moment it lasts around 10 seconds but I really want the light to stay on a lot longer - even permanently because it's really annoying when writing or reading text & the light just keeps going out!
I have even been to my local o2 shop but no one seems to be able to help - not even the users manual!

Nokia 6500 Classic

Posted by on

  • 3 more comments 
  • Tony Tomtom Dec 23, 2008

    Yes, the backlight of the Nokia 6500 Classic does not stay on long enough for an old codger like me. User manual offers no assistance.

  • motorolaman Dec 23, 2008

    It is apparently NOT adjustable according to my network provider!!

  • Anonymous Dec 28, 2008

    Checked it out and Motorolaman is right. The 6500 Classic backlight problem cannot be fixed - as yet. But Nokia do listen and if enough users ask them nicely, they might just fix it. - Tony Tomtom

  • Anonymous Feb 25, 2009

    I cannot even read a phone number before the screen goes off. I cannot get the phone to connect with PC so no backups. I cannot get the volume loud enough. I'm stuck on a 2 year contract with this loathsome piece of junk!

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2009

    I too have this problem, it is very frustrating on such a relatively "high end' model. My better half also has this with her nokia 2630, may be forced to try another brand if they don't pull their finger out to do something to reslovr this problem soon



4 Suggested Answers

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 135 Answers

SOURCE: Forgotten security code for nokia 6500 classic

Try 12345 (usually works).

Hope it does for you as it did for mine.

Posted on Feb 21, 2009

  • 5081 Answers

SOURCE: how to unlock a nokia 6500 classic phone from

Please contact your orange customer care department over phone.Now you furnish your details properly he will verify it with the originals he is having in his data base and then will give the network unlock code.
Then use the sim you wish and enjoy talking.

Posted on Nov 07, 2009

  • 1932 Answers

SOURCE: i brought a nokia 6500 classic over from england


Please call your current service provider to get network unlock code(NUC).

They will get your personal information to cross check with the database which they have.If they are satisfied with your infomration they will provide you the NUC code.


Posted on Jul 24, 2010

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

2 Answers

Unlock de restrict code for orange nokia 6500c

You can get the restriction code for a Nokia 6500 C from at affordable cost. Here are the steps for unlocking a Nokia 6500C,
1 - Switch on your Nokia 6500 CLASSIC without any sim card.
2 - Don't bother as to what is displayed on your Nokia 6500 CLASSIC.
3 - Compose #pw+CODE+1#.
4 - The Nokia 6500 CLASSIC would then display the message "SIM Restriction Off" and will be unlocked!

Aug 05, 2012 | Nokia 6300 Cellular Phone

2 Answers

Unlock code

You can get the unlock code for a Nokia 6500 Classic from at affordable cost. Unlocking process is very simple and easier here.
Here are the steps for unlocking a Nokia 6500 Classic,
1 - Switch on your Nokia 6500 CLASSIC without any sim card.
2 - Don't bother as to what is displayed on your Nokia 6500 CLASSIC.
3 - Compose #pw+CODE+1#.
4 - The Nokia 6500 CLASSIC would then display the message "SIM Restriction Off" and will be unlocked!

Jul 05, 2012 | Nokia 6500 Classic Cellular Phone

1 Answer

Need a free unlock code for nokia 6500

Unlock Phone:
At the moment you cant unlock your phone for free.
If you go to this link you can buy your unlock code.

Give them your imei number of your phone too.
You can obtain this by entering *#06#

Jun 06, 2010 | Nokia 6500 Slide Cellular Phone

1 Answer

Backlight not lighting

Yeah - I know the problem though my "kid" is 51!

Select Menu > Settings > Display settings and then:

Backlight time—to set whether the backlights are switched
on for 15 seconds (Normal), for 30 seconds (Extended), or
not at all (Off). Even if Off is selected, the backlight stays on
for 15 seconds when the phone is switched on.

It's the last line that worries me, though: if your "kid" has caused the backlight to FAIL, then you're faced with no backlight, or a repair/replacement bill!

Kids, eh? Who'd have'em?!?!?!?

Good luck!

Apr 29, 2009 | Nokia 2310 Cellular Phone

1 Answer

Nokia 6500

you can get the restriction code from the original phone provider, O2, Vodafone, Orange etc if you have finished the contract commitment with them.

you can also have it unlocked in the high street for about £10 but be carefull with this method as sometimes they may damage the phone.

I hope this helps, however if you need more help please get back to me.

Mar 10, 2009 | Nokia 6500 Classic Cellular Phone

1 Answer

Nokia 6500 Classic

If you have a USB cable and the correct unlock code, try the link below.

Cannot Undo Restriction

Feb 28, 2009 | Nokia 6500 Classic Cellular Phone

1 Answer

I have 6500 classic he off every 10 minutes w what i do

hi patrick sass, the best solution for that is take it to Club Nokia and make an update in softwre. that's the biggest problem of Nokia cell phones.

best regards

May 26, 2008 | Nokia 3110 Cellular Phone

1 Answer

Nokia 6120 Classic longer ringing time


This is an operator supported feature. You need to punch in this code.


destination is the number the calls get diverted to

nn = time in seconds (5/10/15/20/25/30)

This will work if you operator have not disabled this code.

Dec 30, 2007 | Nokia 6120

Not finding what you are looking for?
Nokia 6500 Classic  Cellular Phone Logo

Related Topics:

181 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Nokia Cell Phones Experts

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18425 Answers


Level 3 Expert

782 Answers

Are you a Nokia Cell Phone Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides