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No power, all buttons flash when connected to ac charger

I don't see voltage on battery, checked voltage on batt conn on cell phone with batt removed and ac charger connected I see 2.7v and 4.1 volts (tests done with no simm card)

Tried to open up and clean, still same. Doesn't start, all buttons flash when connected to ac charger.

Pls help, need to retrieve phone book.


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  • mcubeu Jul 21, 2008

    Thanks tatonot, it seems that the battery was shot. I connected charger's cable directly to phone batt terminals and got the screen.
    Thanks for guiding me.


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If charger voltage is ok then it could be phones charging controler is not working. if phonebook is only thing you need could recharge battery directly from your charger and then save your phone book. cut off charging plug-connector from your charger make two bare wires and then apply red wire to battery "+" and blck to "-". 5min of charging will be enough to copy your data

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