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Phone stays in car kit mode - LG VX8300 Cellular Phone

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  • altemimis Feb 01, 2009

    where do i take it to get fixed



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Sounds like your phone needs to be replaced. When a phone wont come off of car kit, it means that there is something wrong with it. My friend had this same phone, and verizon told her to replace it. Its an older model phone, so I'm guessing you have had it for some time. There is a chance that you could have it fixed, but it would probably cost you more to do that than to just get a new one. Good luck.

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Im sorry to hear about your problem.

If this problem happened directly after getting water on your phone then it could have been a result of shorting out and putting the phone in car kit mode (the mode for when you are using it along with a car kit) . If this is the case then your phone can't be fixed.

If the problem did not appear after the water damage then you may want to refer to the manual to find instructions on switching the phone off of cat kit mode.

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