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Nokia 6300 (#)-button won't activate SILENT mode

Hi there folks. Having read about your troubles I got completely dissillusioned about the prefection of the Nokia mobiles. This is my 6th Nokia phone and the previous 5 have worked just fine. My problem is the following. My daughter and I have the same phone Nok-6300 but whereas my daughter's phone can be put into silent mode straight by holding the #-key for some time, mine will not. I can silence it only through the menu or by activating it with the main switch. Any helpful adviceis much apreciated.
Dejan from Sokobanja/ Serbia

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  • Dexmaster Mar 15, 2008

    This is a very useful advice, but I have checked the software versions on both ohones and they are the same.

    My suspicions are inclined towards software malfunction.

    Can I solve the problem myself by using the supplied Nok-6300 CD-ROM and a bluetooth USB and perform a software update in such a manner.

    Best regards and thanx,

    Dejan from Sokobanja/Serbia aka Dexmaster

  • nosnibor Apr 25, 2008

    I have a similar problem.  I have managed to activate silent mode by using profiles, but I can find no way of deactivating it!  Using the hash key has no effect.  My 6300 has V5 software.

  • Anonymous Apr 25, 2008

    My # key worked OK to turn to silent mode for first couple of weeks but for last week (only had phone for ~3wks) its stopped. I have version 5.5 s/w

  • shelza May 05, 2010

    My Nokia 6300 v 07.21 hash button is not working for turning to silent mode for last 10 days. plz help me.


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Still broken in v06.01 :(

Posted on May 29, 2008

Who should we contact?Mine did silence on # for first couple of weeks but in last week has stopped doing it. How can we pressurise Nokia to fix it?

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It works fine in version v06.01
I don't have any problem with it.

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The # key is pressed for 2 seconds to switch your phone from Silent to General profiles. But it seems that on the software version v5 it's disabled. type this to check your version *#0000#
The solution:
Try to "downdate" back to version 4.71 or pressurise Nokia to rectify version 5.

Posted on Mar 11, 2008

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    Raysagem Mar 15, 2008

    The only way to do a software update on your phone is via Nokia Software Updater or Nokia PC Suite, using the USB cable for your phone.

    Before updating software you should check that there's a newer version of software available.

    The CD provided with the phone, was probably out of date by the time you bought the phone.

    Read this before doing an update:


    When updating software on Mobs, be sure to:







    And obviously don't unplug the phone from the PC.

    Be patient, you may have to do a restart or two on your mob afterwards. Even remove the battery to get it going again (not recommended). But give it plenty of time.


    It is also wise not to use your PC while updating software, just in case the PC freezes.

    If the PC freezes during an update, you're up the creek without a paddle...

    I did an update on a Sony Eric 810i it took nearly two hours.


    More... Your phone turns itself on and off, sometimes more than once while updating software, you should leave it well alone during the update.


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