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My phone is only powering partly then frrezing. I have no function. Change battery nothing. need to phone to work so I can access my contacts.

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  • franlara604 Sep 05, 2009

    sorry still upset, I was paying $2.00 a month for back up, however when i purchased the plan sales rep told me it was registered. However I was not. Bought a new phone. Old phone is a Samsung SGH a437. numbers stored on phone not sim card. i need to power up the samsung to extract numbers. DO not want a factory reset as this would delete numbers.

  • franlara604 Sep 05, 2009

    the power cord does not work. But i think the hacker is on to something, The phone feels hot. I will try the tupper ware thing if it does not work I will holler back tomorrow. AT&T was absolutely no help nor samsung,

  • franlara604 Sep 05, 2009

    Did the tupperware thing still did not work. The phone numbers are saved to my phone not my sim card. the phone is registered, the sales rep did not register the phone back up. I would like th ephone to power up long enogh to save phone numbers to sim card.

  • franlara604 Sep 05, 2009

    not working yet

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You need to be more specific in the problem, I need to know what phone you have and what service or carrier you have. If you Verizon, they have a program called back-up assistant that will transfer your contacts over the airwaves to another phone you get. Your contacts are tied to your phone number so it may not be necessary to have your present phone powered up. Also depending on the phone you have and carrier, your contacts may be carried internally on a SIM card which is removable and can be transferred to another phone that uses SIM card technology so you won't lose any settings, music, pictures, contacts...etc. Good luck, ParrotHead PC Repair

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    Chip Sep 05, 2009

    Been there...done that....I have Verizon so they keep numbers on their
    data base...I lose stuff too easy. OK, if you are getting it to power
    on somewhat, try to hook it up to the charger so it is not relying
    solely on a battery that may not be delivering enough volts even if it
    is saying it is full, you need to have a steady and reliable power
    supply. Once that is done, try putting in *228 and hit send...I need to see if this triggers a phone program update, if ir does listen to the prompts if any and hit (1), wait for it to program and then hang up. If it doesn't get to that point, you may have better luck explaining your position to them and maybe they can get the phone registered and powered up long enough to make a backup for you. I hacker told me that there may be an issue with these things overheating and causing the freezing and shutdown. He suggested wrapping the phone in multiple layers of papertowels and placing the phone in a tupperware bowl and pushing the lid on getting as much air out as you can and leaving it in there for an hour and trying to power it up after that to see how long it will stay powered up. Whatever the case, that number has to be registered with the service so they can tie the contacts to it. Do not just go by what one guy says...ask around in the service areas and I bet you get different opinions from whoever you ask. Some people are smarter and more street wise in these fixes. Good luck, ParrotHead PC Repair

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