My screen is loose on my Matrix and it flops out and around. HELP
Ok, so i might have a small problem of sliding my phone up and down and left and right but now the screen broke. It flops open and slides down, any minute it might fall off of it. I've had this phone for almost 5 months and up until now i loved it. I dont want to buy another phone but its been more than three days. What should i do??
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How to Use the Pantech Matrix for the Internet1.Press the "Menu" key on your Pantech Matrix and click "Settings. 2.Click "Connections" and highlight "Modem Link." Press the "OK" key. Turn
the modem link settings to "Inactive." Press the "End" key to exit to
the phone's standby screen.
3.Download and install ActiveSync on your computer if the operating system
is Windows XP. If you have a later version, download and install
Windows Mobile Device Center. Follow the on-screen prompts to properly
set up the program.
4. Press the "Menu" key on the Matrix and click "Settings." Scroll down to
"Connection" and press the "OK" key. Click "USB" to "PC."
5. Open ActiveSync or Windows Mobile Device Center. Click "Device
Settings." Click "Internet Sharing" under the "Programs" tab of the
6.Select "USB" from the drop-down menu under "PC Connection." Select "AT&T" from the "Network Connection" drop-down menu.
7.Click "Connect" and connect the Matrix to the computer using a USB
cable. A status message of "Connected" will appear in the program's
window when the connection is established.
Hi this is a very common problem with all flip and slide phones and even laptops and notebooks, the problem is to do with the data ribbon that connects the screen to the circuit board in the bottom of the phone. now inside this ribbon are several single strand copper wires and over time open and closing the phone causes these to break and you then lose the connection with the screen.
as this is such a common fault it makes the part itself cheap to buy and cheap to get fitted. it isnt something you can do your self as you need specialist tools to take the phone apart and to fit the data ribbon.
if you want it repaired the cheapest place would be one of those small independent phone shops as the bigger one will have to send it off and you will be charged extra for this, the smaller phone shop should be able to fix it whilst you wait or the next day at the latest.
its up to you if you think the phone is worth getting fixed then it wont cost much to get done.
let me know if you need further assistance ok
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i suggest not taking the phone apart. 5 of my friends and myself have the matrix and after flipping it a couple of times the hinges are always going to feel loose. they have felt that way on mine for over a year. and if you take it apart, the senor bars for the keyboard will go out and you will have to get a new phone or just use the number pad
Same problem here. Mine wouldn't close. Take out the battery. When the screen is in the open position there is a hole on each side where you will see the hole for the screws. Hopefully one is still intact so you can compare them. Just need a tiny screwdriver to put it back in and tighten it up. Slides without problem now.
ok this happened to me too bc my friend was sliding it and being dump. The duo amd matrix have a really good spring when you slide the phone up, but they couldnt find a place for a second spring when you want the qwerty keyboard for the duo so they put a OK spring there for the matrix. It has nothing to do with the battery or settings. If you have insurance go to at&t and tell them the problem, but if you dont (CAUTION) you can try wiggling a knife in there. If you bought it in the last 30 days you can go and tell them and they will give you a new one.