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Screen doesnt wake up

Hello.. hoping you can shed some light here.. my 650 screen will not wake up. i thought maybe i had a software issue so i did a soft-reset; hard-reset and when neither of those helped I ran a zero-out reset. after that the screen came back to live but it is unstable; fading in and out and displaying in a manner similar to signal interference on a TV.

The phone was bought used on ebay a few months ago in good condition and has not been abused to my knowledge.

It has been suggested that i check the cable connections inside the casing which i can do once i get the right screwdriver to fit it. Meanwhile I wanted to ask you guys if this sounds familiar and if I should just consider this phone a lemon.

Thanks a bunch!


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  • mh11 Jun 16, 2008

    thanks for the response.. i have it working again. i did the following per advice from coolguy08 at fixya:

    1. zero-out reset

    2. remove & replace battery

    3. upgrade firmware

    4. soft reset

    i also opened the device and gently pressed the screen cable connections.

    after doing all the above the screen woke up & its been fine ever since.

    thanks a bunch for the help.


  • mh11 Jun 16, 2008

    phone is working again. thanks!



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