Question about Motorola Mobility i880 Cellular Phone
If I press the flip button and just let the phone open on its on (fast) it will be upside down. However, if I press the flip button with my hand on the screen part of the phone and slowly let the phone open, it opens in the correct orientation. Still not good but should help until you can get it fixed or replaced.
Posted on Feb 28, 2009
Please, I cannot believe all the garbage that people are being fed.... This phone along with the Nextel i885 which has a very similar flex cable are known to have this problem on a very regular basis. The problem itself is the flex cable. It has nothing to do with either the LCD screen or the mainboard.
If you are within the warranty period you can request a warranty fix just by calling motorola. The only cost would be to ship them the phone which if you use USPS Priority Mail with delivery confirmation done online it would cost just about $5.00 If you do not have an ungly old phone laying around that you can use on the mean time I would recomend you go to the retailer where you got the phone and maybe ask them for a loaner or study other possible avenues.
If you are unlucky enough that your warranty already expired, the part itself costs me about $6.00 plus shipping because I buy quantity but the same place where I buy mine sells it for $6.75 + shipping for only one. The trouble is the installation which is not easy for the average joe. For the experienced technician it should be a $20.00 job (you take the part or expect to pay a whole lot more) or at the most $30.00 for the labor (I think $20.00 is more than enough for a 6-10 minute job). I really do not recomend the average joe with little experience to do this one as it has one major problem which is taking out the hinge of the phone. If you can get it done for $20.00 pay them. However, the bad news......... there is nothing guaranteing that you will not have the same problem again. It is not uncommon for this to happen again in a few months, but sometimes it just takes a few weeks and I have seen it happening again in days......
So, it is up to you if you want to do it or not, I think overall it is a decent phone with nice features but with a price to pay for it.
Posted on May 14, 2009
I talked with a motorola rep and they told me that it should be covered for free no matter if its out of warranty due to the fact they knew it was the display cable and a sensor in the phone is wearing out. Our company has 7 of these and so far 3 have been fixed for free.... I would get a hold of motorola or there closest rep...
Posted on Dec 17, 2008
I just called Motorola about the upside down screen issue. They are sending Fed ex and fixing it at no charge,
Posted on Sep 21, 2009
This is a known board level defect. There currently is not a fix for this problem other than swapping out to a new phone. Sometimes replacing the flip/front housing assembly will temporarily solve the issue but usually within a couple weeks the board will corrupt the LCD. The only real solution at this time is to replace the phone. A certified Nextel repair center should be able to do this for you free of charge.
Posted on Mar 30, 2009
Mine is upsidown to can't you file some kind of lawsuit when everyone is getting f*ck*d.
Posted on Oct 31, 2008
My sreen is up side down
Posted on Oct 11, 2008
Take it 2 your local retailer and they should be able to fix it,by replacing the screen,but this will run you about $100,thats what it cost me.............
Posted on Oct 02, 2008
Same thing happend to mine its going to cost you a shitload unless you still have your warranty. These i880's are truly garbage I have many friends who have had this phone and had the same problems.
Posted on Jul 25, 2008
Mine stared about a week ago also it so sucks
Posted on Nov 09, 2008
Mine started doing this 4 days ago
Posted on Aug 06, 2008
I'm on my third "replacement" and it just started this too... What a pile.
Posted on Aug 08, 2008
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