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Display My razr screen has not display but my keyboard lights up

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  • blondie_6 Nov 08, 2007

    I can turn my razor on and off, make calls, but I have absolutely no screen display, on the iside or outside screen. Why?

  • Anonymous Nov 20, 2007


  • Anonymous Jan 15, 2008

    display doesn't work... both sides. It seems to have died a slow death. Any suggestions?

  • Anonymous Jan 16, 2008

    Dropped it. No display on either side. Keyboard lights up. Can receive and make calls and I still get new text message notification audio alert but obviously no visual.

  • Anonymous Feb 03, 2008

    I forgot to save phone book to sim is it possible with no screen phone still makes and receive call

  • venkat_pulle Feb 09, 2008

    my keyboard lights but my display doesnt work.wht shld i do????????

  • risras Feb 26, 2008

    I can receive and make call but I can't see anything on the screen. No lights, nothing on the screen. What do I do?????

  • satarla Feb 27, 2008

    my screem has no light and my keypadd has light and if theres message i can recieve i can hear and i cannt see i dont know why?

  • Anonymous Mar 02, 2008

    my phone has a blank screen but the keypads light

  • Anonymous Mar 02, 2008

    my phone could receive messages and calls but i cant see the screen its all blank

  • Anonymous Mar 08, 2008

    same deal

  • laylazmom01 Mar 11, 2008

    My screen is black, but my keypad lights up.

  • kitab May 23, 2008

    The keypad lights up but the display is black. I can receive calls and messages BUTTT I cant read the texts, nor do I know who's calling since the display isnt working...

    Its happened twice before but it managed to come back on after a few hours. This time, its been longer than a day. What can I do????

  • Lilmizzsammi May 24, 2008

    My Sister Went To Get Her Phone Unlocked And The Person Who Tried To Unlock It Broke It And Now When You Turn It On It Say Boot_Error.

    We Dont Know How To Fix It So If SomeOne Knows Please Tell Us.

  • tchacko123 Jun 23, 2008

    Display went off couple of times and came back after some days. This time it went off yesterday..still waiting for coming back..

  • trickydadian Jun 23, 2008

    razor 3 was wet dried out key pad lights up no display took out battery and sim card already still the same. Now then blue tooth connector display comes on. what should i do?

  • Anonymous Jul 14, 2008

    blank screen keypad lights up

  • Anonymous Aug 12, 2008

    my keyboard lights up not my display screen

  • Anonymous Aug 28, 2008

    My phone was fine until today when someone dropped it. Since then everything has been working except my screen/display. Someone please tell me what to!

  • Anonymous Aug 28, 2008

    ditto, but how come no answerz.

  • swagga11 Aug 28, 2008

    My keyboard lights up but the screen stays black.

  • dBrad98930 Aug 29, 2008

    My keyboard lights up and the phone works but the screen does not light up.

  • bolestrey Sep 30, 2008

    same problem except didnt drop it or anything



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A lot of you have helped diagnose this, and I thank you.

But, I tried the squeeze remedy, didn't work, so I went so far as disassembling the phone, by removing the rubber plugs which seal the Torx screws, removing the Front Flip Housing, and un-seating the Flex connector, then re-seating it. Putting the battery back in to check function, the phone showed the same symptoms as before (buttons light up, but screen does not display).

I then removed the battery, repeated unseating, then re-seating the flex connector. Re-assembled phone (this is where I think why the phone wouldn't start-up: there is a piece of metal which sits between the front flip housing and the interior chassis - I think that was/is a means for grounding the device - just a theory though).

Never the less, reassmbled the phone, replaced the battery, and it worked. The battery was dead as a door nail, but it tried to boot. Removed the battery again, re-inserted the battery, then plugged it into the charger, now it's charging. Woohoo!

Technical Note: while the phone appears to be fixed for the time being, the flex cable (this type of cable is made out of a material called Kapton, just so you know) appears to be separating from itself inside the hinge. Looks like the thin substrate layers are de-laminating. I was thinking this was part of the problem. Doesn't look like it will be too much of an issue to replace that flex assembly. While I have the tools to do this type of work, you can do this same thing with a small flat head screw driver (eyeglass screwdriver), and a pair of tweezers.

Posted on Nov 23, 2008


I hit my phone near the hinge on teh desk heaps bot too roughly though and it worked! try that

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The Phone needs a new Keypad flex and most likely a left hinge pin. When the phone is open, the cable runs through the left side of the hinge. It is very common for the hinge pin to become chipped and put a small cut in the Flex Cable.

It is very extensive for me to post the step by step instructions on here, but you can email me at if you like and I will send them. Also, you should be able to find the instructions on line such as youtube or such.

You can get the parts on ebay. search for motorola v3 keypad flex, and motorola v3 hinge, or knuckle.

Or you can contact me through or if you want us to repair it for you.

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I just had the same problem....i took out the battery and sim card and put them back in and it worked---there' s a little bit of a delayed reaction when i press command keys, though. i'm getting a new phone---this thing has way too many problems.

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When I dropped my razr and both screens went dead, I tapped it on the hinge, as inspired by this solution and it came back to life.

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Hi, Check if the external display working fine, also try to unfold slowly and see if anything comes to the display,coz this is normally the problem with display change over switch. all the best sreejith

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