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Problem i just bought a P990i and it was ok for the past days.. today i cant opeN the MAIN MENU and the MESSAGES.. can i reformat my cp with the aid of my computer?? or how how to do it?? PLEASE HELP!!! THANKS.

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Re: problem

You can do it from your phone itself..

  • Jog dial up
  • Press * key
  • Jog dial down
  • Jog dial down again
  • Press * key
  • Jog dial down
  • Press * key

You will get 3 options
  1. Information
  2. Service tests
  3. Service functions

If you select 'service functions' it will ask you
"Are you sure you want to format your internal disk?" Yes or No.

icon4.gif Formatting will delete all the contents of your phone, so you might want to back it up first.

Posted on Nov 18, 2007

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Press this sequence to access the service menu:

[navipad right] [star] [naviapad left] [navipad left] [star] [navipad left] [star]

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