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Completely Dead? My phone recently just kinda died for no reason. I was looking at it about to make a call when the screen when black. The phone will now turn on and the backlight on the keys will come on. However, the phone has no functionality at all. It will not make or receive calls the buttons do not make noise when you push them, the screen will not come on and the backlight on the keys will not go off. If you close the phone, though, after a few seconds the screen will flash white and the phone will shut off entirely whether you leave it closed or not. I have pulled the battery for an extended length of time with no results. I'm thinking it's time for a new phone but I'd like to fix this one just for the hell of it. Any ideas?

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  • Ri-Mi Dec 02, 2007

    Same exact problem. Happened on12/01. Screen went black during a call, but the keypad is slightly illuminated. (not evenly illuminated.) Pulled Battery for extended period of time, but did not help (obviously :-) ). If I wait for a period of time with the phone closed, and open the phone slowly I can see the a picture on the screen or light coming from the screen. When the phone is opened quickly the screen dies. If I open it s-l-o-w-l-y, the phone works, then died as I was typing this. If I then recycle the on/off button keeping phone nearly closed, I can then reopen the phone to a 90 deg angle and use the phone normally. This phone obviously has a contact/switch issue of some sort near the hinge.

  • mattyb7979 Dec 04, 2007

    Same with me.......buttons are backlit......but both screens are blank. Phone works fine however.



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Try press *#power @ the same time. if see something SW...... and bootloader on you screen your phone may recover let me know

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