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LG Rumor Phone's screen frozen

I have an LG Rumor phone that I got for Christmas. It is fully charged but when I turn it on, it stays on the opening screen and occasionally blinks but won't leave the screen. Any suggestions on how to fix or is there a way to reset the software?

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  • megan torres Mar 11, 2008

    exact same thing with me

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2008

    Make it one more...Frustrating

  • tapkid Apr 09, 2008

    phone was frozen so took out the battery and turned it back on, and it stays in the opening screen and sometimes blinks

  • Anonymous Apr 09, 2008

    Yes! This phone does the same thing. Sprint should refund or give us a new phone!



    WHAT A PIECE OF JUNK!

  • MIMom Apr 10, 2008

    Turned the phone off at work today and then tried to turn it back on but it stays on the first screen and won't turn on. Occasionally it blinks. Took out the battery and tried putting it back in, but no help. Battery is fully charged. What's the problem????

  • Anonymous Apr 18, 2008

    Same here two weeks old and I can't shut it off as it stays on the rumor screen and blinks,,,take out the battery and wait for a minute same problem happens..sending back for sure

  • jawillard May 16, 2008

    i have a problom with the screen too my rumor screen turns white and or jumpy and discolored and the text/ time on the main screen flips backwards and the sreen basically goes haywire and i am very upset about this b/c i cant get a free on the warrenty stop like 12 days ago idk what to do and im shur i didnt drop it and i can tell it looks like a deff programming problom but ughh!! >:0

  • Anonymous May 28, 2008

    i have the same problam the screen turn whight what do i do

  • Anonymous Jul 29, 2008

    it shut off n its just comin up rumor n shuttin off right there n keeps goin on n off n wont load anymore then that

  • daniemay93 Sep 06, 2008

    turns on to opening screen then freezes and ocassionalyflashes

  • rastabuck Sep 11, 2008

    my phone, a sony ericsson w850i, flashes when it is turned on. it does not display anything on the screen. the power button does not function if i'll turn it off. i have to remove the battery just to turn it off.

  • Anonymous Nov 12, 2008

    My LG Rumor is only a month or two old. I got a text from my friend and flipped it over to see what it said. The screen went black. Now it will only read: "Rumor, LG life's good." It flashes from reading that to being a plain black screen. It upsets me because the only solution offered is that you should take out the memory card and then battery. But I only have a battery which I've taken out many times in order to try and fix it. The website doesn't help at all either. It's so upsetting.

  • Anonymous Nov 14, 2008

    it stays on the startup screen until it resets and goes back to the start up screen. so basically it blinks every 8 seconds

  • ImaniEagan Nov 26, 2008

    My LG Rumor does the same thing...I took the memory card out but it didn't help, I'm going to get a new one today...

  • Anonymous Nov 29, 2008

    I have the same problem. My Rumor died and I went to charge and turn back on and now it just keeps blinking on the welcome screen and thats it. I went to Sprint and they told me that I have to pay them to fix it. It is only a few months old and still in warranty. So they suggested I contact LG. Wish me luck!

  • 9fpske_fixya Dec 01, 2008

    I just received the Rumor in the mail from sprint. It worked fine until I put the memory card in and ran the battery low. Then it started to choke. Same thing as everyone else: the blinking LG life is good screen. However, if I remove the card, it acts properly, then I can reinsert it after it boots up.

  • Anonymous Dec 05, 2008

    Omg ive had this rumor since school started in August and all of the sudden it goes white man!HELP ME! i love my phone and yea ive dropped it a couple of times but hey i need to fix it without gettin a repair! Please find a way!thanx

  • Anonymous Dec 11, 2008

    mine does the same but i dont have a memory card

  • dirtydeedz71 Dec 14, 2008

    I also have the same problem. The other day it showed me the icon on the display screen that represents me having a memory card in (which I don't even own) and when I tried to access my pictures, it started with the sticking on the opening screen with the occasional blink. My neice has had to send her's off twice and I've taken mine in for repair once in the 4mos I've had it. I'm about ready to throw it in the trash. Any suggestions?

  • chiahawj Dec 15, 2008

    i also have the same ssue wt the screen with the rumor...
    i dont know why its happening..but i did everythig and its not working... why does it turn white?


  • helpM Dec 16, 2008

    My lg910 has a frozen screen and flashes every now and then, as the first post talked about. I have taken out the sim card and the battery but it keeps returning back to that screen with the LG logo. This is my second LG phoone that has done this. Is there a trick to get it to reboot?

    HelpM

  • helpM Dec 16, 2008

    I have the same problem but on my new renoir. Tried it all ie sim out, battery out, but that logo is still frozen on the screen. Can i reboot it somehow?



    HelpM

  • Anonymous Jan 21, 2009

    exact same thing! 
    it's stuck there. D:

  • Anonymous Jan 24, 2009

    My cell phone freezes tghe screen and everything changes colors

  • Anonymous Jan 25, 2009

    white screen i cant get to any of my contcts all i want are the numbers

  • Anonymous Jan 27, 2009

    i have the same problem as well! ive only had the phone for MAX 2 months and all of a sudden the screen started going really fuzzy when id slide out the keyboard. after it while the screen was fuzzy even when that wasnt out. now i just cant do anything with it...it goes white every few seconds. VERY ANNOYING. i called LG and all they can do is have me send it in and refurbish it under warranty. im not sure what my service provider can do yet...but im hoping they'll just replace it. i really dont like this phone at all.

  • greenrumorlg Feb 15, 2009

    K well i have the smae problem, my screen is all fuzzy turned it on and off a million times!! I took the battery out and have no memory card. This is suppose to happen to rumors, my friend has goen through 6! You have to take it to the sprint store and they give you a new one(information is carried to thenew one). It should be free because its sprints fault the way they made it. If you have insurance it might be easier so you are covered, if not im sure its debatable.

  • Anonymous Feb 20, 2009

    my screen turned completely white (like 5 min after txting someone)...couldnt get any numbers off...

  • lindsey_lars Feb 21, 2009

    My screen turned completely white. I got a new phone but now all my contacts are lost.

  • Anonymous Feb 24, 2009

    i have a problem with my fone ..i turned it on an d it says entering sprint service area but just stays there it blinks somewhat and still shows the time but i cannot get off of that screen..i didnt drop it in water or anything

  • Anonymous Mar 08, 2009

    i threw mine at a wall becase it was powercycling

  • expertsurfer Mar 23, 2009

    mine has been doing the same thing so i got a txt and i opened it to the slide and then all of a sudden my background just we nt sideways and the send message button was upside down so i took out the battery and it turns white with pinks bars and doesnt let me do anything but if it goes back then it just gets really light colored so you can BARELy see wat it says!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous Apr 06, 2009

    I have the same problem!!!!!! Its sooooo annoying!!!!! My phone was working just fine and then out of the blue... the screen started turning white. It would work sometimes but now it just goes to the rumor thingy on the screen when you turn it on and stays there and keeps blinking! I NEED HELP!!!!!!! :(

  • jordanlnance Apr 06, 2009

    i went to go open a picture mail and then it froze on me...soo i took the battery out hoping that what ever happened would go away,but no. i try to turn it on and all it does is blink and say rumor..the worst part is i didn't drop it in water or anything...and my mom doesnt belive me =( someone plz help me....

  • Anonymous Apr 11, 2009

    my sceen went white when i was texting

  • Anonymous Apr 11, 2009

    I had my 3 month old  LG Rumor sitting on my sister's computer desk. When i picked it up and flipped it open, there were grey lines all over the message. I immediately flipped it back and the screen was frozen sideways. I turned it off, then back on and so now whenever I flip it sideways, it starts back with the gray lines before flashing white every 3 or 4 seconds. What is wrong with it and how do I fix it, and how much will it cost?

  • jrjdklsdmfdk Apr 20, 2009

    do you know how to fix that problem

  • Anonymous Apr 30, 2009

    I had the same issue -- it made me furious. This was just the latest in a long long line of issues with this phone. This time: blinking rumor logo with no startup.

    I found on another post that the phone might not / will not start with a memory card in it -- even though my memory card has been in for ages, and I turn the phone off when I go to the gym, IT WORKED. Try it and make sure that's not the issue before costly repairs.

  • Anonymous May 11, 2009

    I was surfing the internet and the screen froze and the buttons won't respond>

  • pshhiloveyou May 22, 2009

    i got my phone like one month ago, and one day i went to turn on my camera and it flashed at a white screen then when back to normal and then to a white screen again so i let it sit out for like an hour, and it seemed to work fine until i opened the keyboard to try to text and it just went to a white screen, then we brpought it to the sprint store the next day and they said it had to deal with a ribbon that controls the slidder, and if that breaks the wires mess with the screen and cause it to go white.

  • upyrice May 11, 2010







    Solution link . . . http://www.LG-RUMOR.com











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If you have a memory card in the phone...take it out. then turn take out the battery. Turn it back on. And if that works. its because you have a virus and or corrupted file on that memory card. Same thing happened to me. But now the screen is all messed up everytime i slide it open or closed.

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If your Rumor screen is messed up with the slide there is a malfunction in the wires in the phone. I had the same problem and they sent me to the service repair center and it took them an hour ro fix. Basically all it is the wire connecting to the phone and the slide reponce disconnects or melts away and they replace it.
As for the "not starting up" Take out the memory card take out the battery, put the battery back in and leave the memory card out, turn it on. It should work. Your memory card has a corrupt file and you need to put it in the SunDisc envelope it came in, slip it into your computer and basically delete everything.
Hope I helped.

Posted on Mar 26, 2009

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If you have a memory card all you have to do is take it out and it will automattically start
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I had exactly the same problem. I took out my memory card and then the phone automatically turned on. Hopefully that trick will help some of you.

Posted on Jan 17, 2009

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I don't think its a problem with the memory cards if mine has also done it too. I think the phone has a malfunction with the opening and closing of the slider so much. The wires must get bent or screwed up...they should extend warrenties on phone. My keeps going white, or discolored when I slide it open and occasionally some of my key on the slider don't work. I love this phone but I don't think it is a good long term phone.

Posted on Jun 14, 2008

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I had the same problem and none of the previous posted solutions helped. I fixed the problem by;

1. Remove the SD card.
2. Hold down the Menu / OK button (Continue holding button down).
3. Power on the phone.

Posted on Nov 26, 2009

  • cassicakes01 Sep 02, 2010

    OH MY GOSH THANKS SOOOOO MUCH THIS WORKED... WITH THE OK BUTTON!!! AHHHH SOOO HAPPY!

  • mhz_walker Dec 31, 2010

    how long to hold the menu button

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Mine to, i tried everything every one said but its not working, mine i was going to reply to a text then it froze, so i took out the battery, then i waited a few moinutes, then i tried and it starts the first logo part but then stops and flashes black... and of course ive dropped it a few times but anyway, HELP ME PLEASE!!!!

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Same problem as number 13 ^ (above) i went to go look at a text and my phone froze would not turn off or anything. i took the battery out (i have no memory card) i put it back in and turned it on and it keeps lfashing the "LG Lifes Good" main screen...HELP!

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Mine did the same thing and in is the software and take it back and get a new one from cell phone co

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I HAD THE SAME PROBLEM! Just take ur memory card out and it goes back 2 normal. good luck

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My phone was dead and when I pute it on the charger it turned on with a white screen. I keep turning it off and taking the battery out for a while but still turns on to a white screen. I don't have an sd card so i don't see what the promblem is. Help me.

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I had this problem after buying the phone 5month ago. At first, my screen started to get grey lines across the screen and than it forze, Me think i broke it, i took the battery off for a good 1minute. I than turned it on, Screen didn't froze or nothing, i slide it open, had again. Took it to sprint, said they couldn't fix, $50 charge to get a new one, and 2 weeks with a phone.....I started to look online and found a solution...Fix mine in a matter of one week! Email me for more info on how!! Fabsxxx@aol.com

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I have a samsungs 5230 tocco lite and just wonder if any body out there can help me. i was loading stuff from my memory card and my friend got my phone to use it when it was down loading and the only way he could use it was to take out the battery before it was finnish down loading and now when it switches on it just freezes and after 2 min it switches it self off and then it switches it self back and it dose that every time i switch it on.i cant switch it off and the only way i can switch it off is to take out the battery.it switches on with out the memory card or sim in it but it dose the same thing again again please can any one out there help. johnjoe2567@hotmail.com

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IM HAVEING THE SAME PROBLEM AS THE LAST FEW PEOPLE! (14) if you know how to fix this pleaseplease tell me at musiclovr636@aol.com

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Ok. So. my phone wont go past the "LG rumor 2 screen" . I took the battery and memory card out. It should be fully charged since i've been charging it for the past two days. I put the battery back in and held the Menu/ok key then TRIED to power it on but now it wont come on at all....HELP!

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THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED TO MY PHONE I WAS SLEEPING AND LISTENING TO MUSIC IN MY MEMORY CARD BUT WHEN I WOKE UP ALL I SAW WAS THE SCREEN ALL BLACK WITH NO RESPONSE ON MY PHONE AND I DIDNT DO NOTHING TO IT, I COULD STILL MAKE PHONE CALLS BUT I COULD NOT SEE NOTHING ON THE SCREEN IT WAS WORKING VERY WELL BEFORE I WENT TO SLEEP, AND I COULNT READ MY MESSAGES OR SEE NOTHING ELSE, I DONT KNOW WHAT HAPPENED BUT IF ANY OF YOU KNOW WHATS WRONG WITH MY LG RUMOR 2 PHONE PLEASE LET ME KNOW, PLEASE CONTACT ME AT: TCORAYMA@YAHOO.COM

Posted on Jun 02, 2010

Okay so i have a sprint rumor and i have been FREAKING out because it wasnt turning on. so i took out the memory card and then the battery and it turned on the fastest its EVER turned on. :)

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