This problem prompted me to replace this phone a couple
years ago but I was wondering if I could perhaps fix it now so that I have a
backup phone if my current one craps out.
When powering up the phone, it loads successfully and functions normally, but
5-10 seconds after powering up it suddenly cuts power, and further attempts to
turn it back on result in the lights of the phone flashing on and then off when
not plugged into the wall charger. When plugged into the wall charger,
the lights seem to be permanently stuck "on" at about half the
intensity of normal, and it *looks* as if there is a short in the main power
circuit. It is willing to turn on normally again after about 5
minutes. It's as if there is a short in the main power circuit somewhere,
but after taking the phone apart, no obvious problems jump out at me. I
thought the battery might have a bad connection in the contacts, so I added a
small bead of solder to each one, but it still exhibits the same
behavior. I've tried power the phone up with the BIOS battery(s) taken
out but it still behaves the same. I've read that this seems to be a
common problem with all Motorola phones to this day. Is this perhaps a
problem in the circuitry? Or a faulty chip or other component?
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I am wondering if you have tried another sim card in your newly found phone?
In theory there should be no problems just put your sim back in and make calls.
I am wondering If Tesco have changed service provider in the last 6 months? If they have it could explain your problem.
Asda mobile changed provider about a year ago from Vodafone to EE and my phone stopped working because it wasn't an unlocked phone. As it turned out I had to replace my phone for one that was unlocked because it wasn't worth the expense and trouble of having the old one unlocked. The old one still works fine on Vodafone and O2.
Just a thought. Another thought is perhaps it developed a fault while it was lost or maybe someone has been fiddling with it in that time.
There are lots of aftermarket phone shops around with specialists to give advice. The Tesco helpline might be able to help.
Hi Have you tried this: Replacing the changer. Replacing the phone's battery. If you have,then you may have to have it checked in a repair shop. If its couple of years old,may be time for replacement perhaps.
You should store your numbers on your sim its safer. But the answer to the problem is you cant unless you replace the screen. Alternatively you could try adding an external phone screen via the phone usb port.
Stop posting IMEIs It dont do any good. If its an old cingilar, cust service might unlock for you..
Otherwise the is no ^%^$^**^ IMEI unlock thing for the V220. Just stop it already.
Google any of the following steps..
USB adapter Motorola P2K drivers for XP Motorola or other flash tools enter phone service mode connect phone to pc flash back to V 364 firmware run unlocker flash unlock firmware enter dummy unlock reflash to v365 firmware
If you have a dead screen: You must Disconnect
the ribbon cable between main case and LCD screen.
be carefull lifting the connector and put it back
To reach the ribbon cable, you have to disassembly
Google search with 'Motorola V220 Full Housing Installation'
for a detailed procedure with pictures.
attention: It may void any waranty!!
you got a very easy to do problem but you gona need another v220 and some help, what we do is working step by step with the 2 celu tell your friend to go on the good one and you do the same in yours it well do ti or take your celu to the store threy have yonks for solve that problem and beliveme there will be a large cuantities of v220....good luck