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White screen Hi guys My Dopod 838 has taken to throwing up a white screen for no apparent reason. Turning on the screen this morning (after already seeing the desktop when my alarm went off) it has been white all morning. taking the battery out or hitting the reset button fails to work. At one stage I randomly pressed buttons on the keypad and squeezed the screen a little and it flashed the desktop before disappearing again. Any ideas?

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  • Nick Fadli Mar 11, 2008

    i;m also facing the same problem. The screen at first just blinking and suddenly blackout. i can still see the items in the screen but in dark with no light. How to fix this problem i have done a lot of things such as soft reset,hard reset and exchange batteries but nothing seems to work.

  • gretsky80 Jul 05, 2008

    i have the same problem with my dopod 838. the screen just turned white all over and when i tried to press the screen a little, harder the desktop showed once but there was no light. however when i turned it off and get it on, i could not see the desktop anymore.



    i also tried the soft reset, hard reset, and changing my battery. but it all did not work.



    any solution?

  • gretsky80 Aug 18, 2008

    to: jambow

    hey that would be of help i suppose. but i wasnt able to try. coz i brought my dopod838 to the service center immediately a week i posted my prob. your solution came out august. thanks by the way.

  • r0bs Sep 22, 2008

    My Dopod 838 Pro is doing exactly the same thing. Any ideas... The screw thing doesn't seem to work BTW.



  • ksengw Sep 27, 2008

    I've have the same problem with the blank white screen. tried the screw solution, but didnt work. anything else i can do with it? please advice. thanks

  • Anonymous Jan 07, 2009

    i figured out a way to temporarily fix the problem, like if you need to see the screen quickly. sometimes i will slide the screen to show the keyboard and try to take the phone out of stand by, if this doesn't work try sliding the screen up and lock it into place and then slide the right side of the screen down a bit; like i said if you need to check an e-mail or something. i hear that the i phone is pretty good

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The same thing happend to me but if ixed it


what you do is go to the shops and buy and small screw driver and on the back of the slidyout bit there is two screws tighten them up a bit and that fixes the prob

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Jambow's solution is so simple but it fixed my problem!! :)

I had already ordered a flex cable for my dopod 838 pro on advice from 2 phone repair shops :( oh well at least it is fixed and i didnt have to disassemble. wish i had come across this site sooner lol

thanks Jambow!!

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Unscrew the slide screen and check for dust afterf that screw it on tight!!!???? HOPE IT HELPS

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