Question about LG VX8300 Cellular Phone
Does that phase mean anything to anyone? i've never had any problems with this phone in the 8 months or so i've had it. but today, i was in the middle of checking my voice mail when the call disconnected and a display came up on the screen that said "Use Genuine Battery" and started a ten second countdown before turning itself off. Now i can't turn it back on without it doin the ten second countdown switch-off again. i've tried taking the phone battery out and putting it back in, but i get the same display when turning it back on.
I left my phone in the yard and it got rained on (don't ask), and I brought it inside, took the battery out, and let it dry for a day. I reinserted the battery and it worked for a few days until i got the "Use genuine battery" message. I put a small piece of white paper (actually the back of the label of a bottle of Blue Moon) over the moisture indicator, put the battery back in, and everything worked, much to my surprise.
Posted on Jul 21, 2008
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Posted on Aug 15, 2009
Ijust fixed my vx8300 lg phone, i removed the moisture indicator on the battery and put a piece of white paper over where the indicator was reinserted battery and the phone came on imediately hope this helps everyone
Posted on Aug 31, 2009
My phone is an ANCIENT verizon LGVX8300 which just recently started doing this to me. Now I actually know this phone has water damage, amongst many many other types of damage. I work in laboratories so this phone has had anything from gold and lead dust to cyanide and nitric acid spilled on it. Never had one error message until now. First I tried the cleaning with alcohol thing but had no luck. I was going to try another thing but pretty much decided I didn't care enough (this is ancient acid-spilled-on cyanide phone, remember) and just ripped off all the moisture indicator stickers from the phone and battery. Phone worked immediately! Didn't bother with white papers or anything, just took em all off.
So, yeah, I guess now my phone might explode from water damage at any moment. But at least I still get texts!
Posted on Aug 18, 2010
Mine is doing the same thing. I shut it off to charge it last night and when i went to turn it back on this morning it said "Use Genuine Battery. -POWER OFF-". Then it starts the ten second count down. I'm almost positive that there's no water damage. What else could have cause it.
Posted on Jan 11, 2008
My phone is brand new and i got it yesterday and its saying "use genuine battery" it is really ticking me off
Posted on Feb 26, 2011
My phone was doing the same thing i was texting my friend then all of a sudden my phone said USE GENUINE POWER OFF then counted from 10 to 1 and turned off. This wasn't the first time it happened. Usually i just charge it and it comes back on. NOT THIS TIME. I tried putting a little piece of paper on the LG pink paper thing on the battery, but that didnt work either. So i took the battery out looked where the pink piece of paper clips in and saw a white circle. I put a white piece of paper on the white dot(not on battery) but where it clips in on back of phone. I turned my phone on and now it is working perfectly again. Hope my advice helps others.
Posted on Jun 22, 2010
Well i dont care what you say! mine was not water damaged. I know for a fact it was not so say what you want Kattreenahh.
Posted on Sep 20, 2008
I took it to a verizon store and they gave me a new one. If it is still under warranty. If not, then you would pay $50. This happens when water gets in the phone. Take your battery off and look at the bottom. Is the white dot pink? If so, you have water damage!
Posted on Oct 18, 2007
My Phone is the LG VX8300. Mine just started doing the same thing. NO WATER DAMAGE! This thing is nothing but JUNK. who the hell made these things? some slant eyed four eyed freak?
Posted on Dec 29, 2007
I had same problem,
DO THIS, IT WORKS!!!!!!!!
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Posted on Jun 12, 2008
I have the same problem with my en V2 and i know for a fact it has not ben exposed to water, the indicator is NOT pink or red, and i am very careful with where i take my phone.
but i took the battery out of my dads phone because we have the same phones and it works. so i know its not water damage there are other causes for this problem and its more than likely with the battery.
Posted on Dec 31, 2009
Happened to me so all I did was take a q-tip and dip it in alcohol and cleaned everything and it worked
Posted on May 04, 2008
I have the same problem with my lg and it said use genuine battery I tried everything so the best choice is to just get a new phone DONT WASTE you time trying to fix it
Posted on Sep 28, 2011
I pushed the send and end buttons both at same time it worked for a lil bit but then stoped.... So... Ya lol try it
Posted on Apr 09, 2011
I had the same probelm. i have the lg vx2500 . so i rubbed the bottom of my phone(where you put the charger is) with a q-tip. then i sprayed the air in the bottom of it and when i turned it on it worked. although some buttons are messed up
Posted on Oct 25, 2008
I had the same problem.. have a friend that works for Verizon..Moisture from it being in a shower or in a place that contains alot of moisture even next to a sink without water running can show the indicator as if it had gotten wet. I just placed a small white sticker of the indicator and it works just fine! Good Luck All!
Posted on Mar 05, 2010
As much as you want to deny it, your phone is water damaged. accept it and pray your phone is under warrenty.
Posted on Aug 13, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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