I'm not sure if it got damp whilst in my coat pocket but it worked ok for the whole of the next day but wouldn't turn on the day after. can you undo the four little screws and have a look inside to see whether it got damp and is it easy to put back together?
You should find a white sticker within the phone. If it has turned red then moisture has indeed penetrated the phone. The service centers at this point will probably deny warranty repair. (If you have a warranty that is valid please go to them first)
The only thing you can do is to inspect the phone for moisture and then put it on a baking tray and do a drying cycle of 2-4 hours at max 60-65 degrees celcius. Maybe this will bring your phone back to life. (If moisture is only causing a short now and has not cause total failure on IC's)
IMPORTANT: By any means baking an electronic device can be dangerous so be carefull. It is standard practise for the engineering world but not for the amateur.
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Hi this is a very common problem with all flip and slide phones and even laptops and notebooks, the problem is to do with the data ribbon that connects the screen to the circuit board in the bottom of the phone. now inside this ribbon are several single strand copper wires and over time open and closing the phone causes these to break and you then lose the connection with the screen.
as this is such a common fault it makes the part itself cheap to buy and cheap to get fitted. it isnt something you can do your self as you need specialist tools to take the phone apart and to fit the data ribbon.
if you want it repaired the cheapest place would be one of those small independent phone shops as the bigger one will have to send it off and you will be charged extra for this, the smaller phone shop should be able to fix it whilst you wait or the next day at the latest.
its up to you if you think the phone is worth getting fixed then it wont cost much to get done.
let me know if you need further assistance ok
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Hi this is a very common problem with your model of nokia, now its usually happens if the phone has got damp or any liquid got into the mouth piece where the mic is, the only way of solving the problem is to get the microphone replaced, the cheapest place to have this done will be a small phone shop and not one of those big branded phone shops. The phone shops in markets would be your cheapest option and its an easy job to do so they should be able to do it whilst you wait, it wont be expensive as its a common problem and the cost of the part is next to nothing so if you want to keep using the phone then its worth getting the part replaced as it would be a lot cheaper than replacing the whole phone.
One trick you can try is to blow into the mic as hard as you can sometimes this will un-stick the mic if it has stuck due to condensation or damp.
I recently had this problem too. It started when i first tried the flash settings on the camera. I woke up the next day, turned my phone on and the light wouldn't turn off.
I discovered that by cycling through each flash option (always on, auto and always off) and taking a photo on each setting would sometimes turn the light off for a few moments before the phone crashed and had to be restarted.
Whilst showing this to a friend last night somehow the light went off and the phone didn't freeze (this might be because i had reset the phone to it's factory settings earlier in the day). The light is now off permanently, although i'm hesitant to use the flash again for fear of causing the whole problem again!
When you power up first let it going into off chargeing mode, then hold the power button to turn it on, continue to hold it through this whole process, then after the sitck together box has been completed (which may take a few attempets) rapidly push the right soft key until your phone jump in and out of the t-zones area which should be your default right soft key buttong then you should be able to use your phobe normally, note that it did take me a good half an hour of doing this to make my phone through the whole process. :)