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Phone stopped working suddenly

I have had this phone for almost 2 years. i have never had any major problems with it. EXCEPT, yesterday, i opened the phone, and the screen didn't light up. i pressed the end button, and then the screen worked. as i closed the phone, i noticed the screen blink, at a certain spot in the slider it would go black, and then come back on. after about 2 hours it reversed itself, to the point that the screen only worked at a certain point, not open, and not closed. then the phone shut off, and will not power back on.

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  • Ieatpeople Dec 03, 2008

    can i buy the flex ribbon seperately, i am fairly sure i could install it myself.

  • Anonymous Dec 18, 2008

    i have da same exact problemo

  • Anonymous Dec 20, 2008

    just happened to me today


  • Anonymous Mar 06, 2009

    same thing happened with my screen. for a week or so i had it that if i bent the screen a certain way it would light up and now it does not do it at all. the final time that it stopped working when i slid the screen up something grinded behind it an so i can only assume something detached and now i'm trying to figure out how to get the sliding part off so i can see

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This sounds like a flex cable issue. You will need to have a tech examine the device to see if the flex cable needs replacement.

The flex cable is the ribbon cable that connects the screen to the rest of the electronics and allows the slider mechanism to slide and have the device maintain proper electrical connection. After two years it may very well be worn out.

Posted on Dec 03, 2008

  • tzsm98 Dec 04, 2008

    Cell phone spare parts are a hit and miss sort of thing. Check your local shop, check the world's largest on-line auction site. See what you can find. Good luck!

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