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Kyocera oyster My phone screen display does not work. The phone comes on and I can make and receive calls, but I can not use the screen. It is black but there's a shadow on the sides showing some light. The phone worked fine one day and I plugged it in as usual at night but in the morning, the screen did not work. My warrantee ended last week (figures) and I just need to know if there's a fix before I buy a new phone. I just don't want to have to find all those phone numbers in my address book again.

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  • stephdun Sep 07, 2007

    I tried the light and see no display...Also, the kyocera oystr does not use a SIM card so am SOL. Thanks

  • Yamon Nov 10, 2007

    Exact same problem! my e-mail is; yeoh7@yahoo.com. HELP!

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My phone also suffers from this problem, it needs a new cable that goes to the screen. about a $5 part at your local radio shack!

Posted on Jan 18, 2008

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I had the same problem a few months ago--then I accidentally dropped the phone on a hard wood floor, and when I picked it up, the display worked again.

Posted on Dec 31, 2007

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Shine a bright light on it and see if you can see and resemblance of the display on the screen. If you can see a display, the backlighting on the screen is broken - if you can't see a display, it's likely the screen is broken or the display controller is broken. Backlight would be the cheapest fix, usually. Also, you should be able to transfer your phone numbers over to a new phone by using the same SIM card so long as the phone numbers were stored on the SIM card - the only way to find out is to put it in another phone and check out the address book.

Posted on Sep 07, 2007

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    Ricky Burgin Sep 07, 2007

    You might want to check eBay for a replacement screen for the unit, you can usually pick them up cheap if you fancy a go at repairing it yourself.

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