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Recently, my phone's battery went dead. I placed it on the charger for a few minutes and it worked fine. Some of the keys were slow in responding, but other than that, it was fine. Well, the phone went dead again shortly thereafter. Even upon recharging the phone, the keys are not responding. I can't power the phone off, press any numbers or even view any of the 180 numbers I have programmed in my contact's list. Any suggestions??

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  • kaznz Dec 13, 2007

    None of the keys will functin on my Sanyo 3100 so unable to use it or even power off. It beeps randomly sometimes as single beeps, multipes and even in different tones ... does anyone have a solution please?

  • Anonymous Dec 25, 2007

    phone sucks

  • KBOCK Dec 28, 2007


  • Anonymous Jan 08, 2008

    My sanyo 3100 was working fine and then the keys stopped functioning. When I flip it open and push the End key it starts up, finds serving and shows the icons on the screen, but none of the keys will do anything. I can't turn it off with the End key either. The side key works when the cell is flipped open for recording - thats it.I also thought maybe the keys were locked, but I can't get to the menu button, so how would I change that? Any other suggestions.

  • Kenneth Pruett May 10, 2008

    Same problem. I don't understand the answer "lock keys". Does that mean that the keys are locked? If so, how do you unlock them?

  • Anonymous Jun 08, 2008

    Phone was working fine then all of sudden none of the keys worked. I took it to a repair shop and they said all they did was clean the keypad and it worked fine for a day. Then the same problem, none of the keys work.

  • biggage76 Jul 15, 2008

    I have the issue of the keys not working as well. One day they stopped working and I took the battery out for a couple of minutes and they started to worka again. A few days later same issue but this time no keys other than to record a memo works and even that is sporadic. I am at least trying to get to the 212 phone#'s on there before I replace the phone, if necessary. Someone help PLEASE!!!

  • danmcgroarty Aug 04, 2008

    same water then no key response

  • kellyo21 Sep 05, 2008

    My husband's phone has the same problem, the keys just stopped working with no explanation. Our 4 y/o was able to get it to work for a day, but that was it. He can answer the phone only if he pushes the speaker button, then pushes it again to hear it in the handset. Can't dial out, can't text message. Sprint says they can't fix it.

  • MimoNay Sep 11, 2008

    ah yeah my phone got a droplet of water and now the keys won't work except for the record button on the side!!! PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!



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Lock keys

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