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Nokia 3230 start-up failed

Help please! My nokia 3230 failed to start up. when i turn-on the button it wll only show the phone brand which is Nokia then a message will appear on screen which is "phone start-up failed. Contact the retailer." can you offer me solutions for this?

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  • Anonymous Nov 09, 2007

    my phone this problem still happen,,,what i need to do...help me..

  • jisambhi Nov 19, 2007

    My nokia 3230 failed to start up. when i turn-on the button it wll only show the phone brand which is Nokia then a message will appear on screen which is "phone start-up failed. Contact the retailer."

  • Dblink Nov 20, 2007

    No resolution of the screen

  • crazy_vivs Dec 09, 2007

    i got nokia 6260 and my phone after showing nokia screen displays 'Phone start-up failed. contact the retailer.

  • Anonymous Jan 01, 2008

    please my problem is i have nokia 3230 sudenly off while i was using it,i restatr it and it on without problem but next day it just stop and if try to open it gave the massege " phone start up failed , please contact the retailer"

    thanks,

  • Anonymous Feb 07, 2008

    my nokia

  • imran_786 Feb 07, 2008

    plz help me

  • imran_786 Feb 07, 2008

    i have same problem

  • Anonymous Mar 05, 2008

    How to get rid of this Nokia 3230 start-up failed problem

  • Jayanth k Mar 05, 2008

    HOw to fix Nokia 3230 start-up failed problem

  • musty1981 Mar 10, 2008

    when i switch on the phone it tells me start up failed contact the retailer

  • Anonymous Apr 08, 2008

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  • Anonymous Apr 16, 2008

    Phone start up failed contact retailer

  • farooknm Apr 21, 2008

    My nokia 3230 failed to start up. when i turn-on the button it wll only show the phone brand which is Nokia then a message will appear on screen which is "phone start-up failed. Contact the retailer." can you offer me solutions for this?

  • dan ortega Apr 30, 2008

    My nokia 3230 failed to start up. when i turn-on the button it wll only show the phone brand which is Nokia then a message will appear on screen which is "phone start-up failed. Contact the retailer." can you offer me solutions for this?

  • prem1981 May 03, 2008

    Help please! My nokia 3230 failed to start up. when i turn-on the
    button it wll only show the phone brand which is Nokia, can you offer me solutions for this?

  • haru01 May 19, 2008

    I HAVE NOKIA 3220



    PHONE START-UP FAILED. CONTACT THE RETAILER



    PLS GIVE ME SOLUTION

  • Mamoon Rashid Jul 07, 2008

    yes


  • meya_meet Jul 24, 2008

    revomed the battery and then started but still the same error

  • sharon88 Aug 10, 2008

    the same prob

  • Suman Rana
    Suman Rana Aug 11, 2008

    everytime i try to switch on my cell it just displays the logo of nokia and then automatically gets off...........and i cannot on my cell phone i have just repaired dis problem from nokia center bt after one month the problem is again bothering me...... so plzzzzzzzzzzz help

  • Anonymous Aug 16, 2008

    When switch on the button of My nokia 3230, one message is coming startup failed contact to retailer. Please help me...

  • SUNNY_SANDY1 Aug 22, 2008

    WHEN EVER I S SWITCH ON THE PHONE ,MY PHONE GETS OFF AND SHOWS THE MSGS CONTACT THE RETAILER ,SO PLSSSSSSSS HELP

  • Anonymous Sep 04, 2008

    Iam having the similar problem. The only difference is My phone doesn't show up the Nokia Logo while starting up.. suddenly in few seconds it goes off.. Even that 3 Keys formatting method didnt work. Suggest me some other methods or ideas. Atleast somebody tell me what went wrong with my phone..





    - Jin

  • Anonymous Sep 08, 2008

    "phone startup failed.contact retailer"

    Same lousy message.

  • Anonymous Sep 27, 2008

    Nokia 3230 start-up failed problem

  • Anonymous Oct 02, 2008

    i have d same problem. how do i get the info on my phone memory

  • Anonymous Oct 06, 2008

    flash

  • ginabrandt07 Oct 10, 2008

    I have the same problem. I have NOKIA 3230.Help me pleasee my phone can not start on power it shows the NOKIA logo only. I do hvae new battery too. Give me solution to ginabrandt07@yahoo.com

  • Anonymous Oct 27, 2008

    my phone have a problem it just phone restart failure what i can do

  • Jasum Nov 17, 2008

    Nokia 3230 start-up failed problem

  • manojkumar88 Jan 24, 2009

    while starting the same message comes

  • maggi 2930 Mar 07, 2009

    start up problem

  • kreavior Mar 14, 2009

    pls help me find the license key

    35709001099515


  • ashokacp May 11, 2010

    My nokia 3230 failed to start up. when i turn-on the button it wll only show the phone brand which is Nokia then a message will appear on screen which is "phone start-up failed. Contact the retailer." can you offer me solutions for this?

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    my phone Nokia c5-03 no longer has an option to unlock when the phone starts ringing. The unlock button on the side of the phone works well but on the screen an option to unlock does not appear. in general it does unlock during calls

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    not starting just blank..only showing Nokia logo for a moment & after that screen blank. please advice what to do

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    i have nokia e 63 ,
    when i compleate update my phone than was off and when i start the phone that txt shows that start-up failed so what i do now?

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Hi, Format the Mobile set, using 4 Keys combination : Press(1) *, (2)Dial Key, (3) 3 & hold it & press (4) power on switch.] bye sr99mobiles@yahoo.co.in

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Number 1. throw your 3230 into the garbagebin
2. call nokia tell them their smartphone is not smart
3. dont buy nokia phones

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My nokia 3230 startup failed how should i recover contacts and start phone

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Try to start ur phone bye removing memory card and if it works thenproblem is in ur memory card try to scan ur memory card

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Yeah it worked!

The thing is, after 2 days the same problem occured "phone startup failed" so it tried to reformat it again.. then after an hour or so, the phone suddenly stops functioning, i tried to reboot the phone and what do you knw, "phone startup failed" AGAIN.. theres no end to it..God damn! I certainly regret buying this Phone!

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I want some format soft wares in 3230

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Hello Sonubaath,

Thanks alot. the solution worked for me .

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Today suddenly my phone Nokia3230, showed "system error" and then while trying to restart, start up is not proceeding beyond brand name, that is "nokia" How should I get it functioning without loosing data. Formatting by above method have cause loss of data to me previously.

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Thanks Sonubaath. Your suggested fix saved me USD 30 and more importantly a 1-week waiting time at a hand phone service centre here in Jakarta. Thanks again !

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Yes it worked and now the phone is working fine..thanks for your solution

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Nokia 3230 phone start up failed SOLESON

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I have start up problem. can u help me.

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Thanks sonubaath ur tip work for me great

Posted on May 23, 2008

Hey sonubath,

what an excellent solution. it worked for me as well.

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have you tried reformatting it??

try this

12345 is a standard code and 00000, but if you change it and you have forgotten your unlock code, you'll just have to reformat it

key combination which is used to hard reset the phone (similar to #*7370). It is useful in some cases, for example when the phone cannot reboot.

The trick is
Switch off the phone.
Hold down the following three buttons: Green (call answer) button, * button, and ‘3′ button
While holding these buttons, press the power button and switch on the phone
When the message ‘Formatting’ appears on the screen, release all of the buttons...


reformatting your phone will delete all your data and also will restore all the defaults of your phone, and any corrupted application will be reinstalled, but if the formating doesn't work, you'll just have to re flash it, the safe way is to go to a near repair shop of your phone and have then to re flash your phone,

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SOURCE: Help please! My nokia 3230 failed to start up.

Try this, it might work for you. First remove any extra memory card and sim card inside your phone. After doing that, turn on your phone without those things. If there is message "Please insert sim card" then your good to go. Put your sim card back to your phone and then turn it on again. If it is successfully start then next thing to do is to insert the memory card back to your phone and then start up your phone again. But if in this stage your phone failed to start, then the memory card it causing the problem.
If all fails, then you need to format or hard reset your phone. Hold the * + 3 + green call key and then start up your phone while holding those buttons until you see a screen that shows formatting. Make sure you have enough battery power to do this procedure. You can plug the phone charger to make sure that everything will be okay.

Please leave comments for further instructions. Thanks..

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