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Nothing really works

Ok...well i think it has water damage but the sticker is still white.. when i take out the battery and put the home charger in it the screen just blinks. and the keypad only goes about 2 or 3 clicks before it just freezes and stops... plz hlep!!!

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Re: nothing really works

If it is water damaged take it to a proffessional and have it cleaned out. You might also need them to reflash your firmware.

Posted on May 13, 2007

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