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Above the Date and time it says -Car Kit- I do not have a Car kit and I can not make any calls I just now banged the connector end against my desk and I think that fixed it. Why would my phone do this ??

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What i did to fix my phone. was i looked down where you place the charger and i looked to see that all the cord like tings at the bottom were sticking straight out. some weren't and when i fixed the bent cords, the car-kit was gone.

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I had this problem, used TanyaAD138's approach. I found debris (grassy fibers and small sand) jammed in the charging port. Got those out with a small brush used for cleaning electric razor. Still said "car kit" THEN I got to see the small patch of corrosion that had developed under the dirt, spanning maybe 4 pins. Went in a pointed tweezer tip and gently dislodged the corrosion material. The phone then reverted to its normal state. Thanks!

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YOWZA .. Car kit means the pins in the charging port are either liquid damaged or bent and touching eachother.

with a tooth brush and some NON Corrosive cleaning spray .. try cleaning out the port ... Canned air wouldn't be a bad idea either.

If the damage isn't bad you can usually take the phone out of car kit, but if liquid has corroded the board then im afraid it's time for a new phone.

Posted on Dec 19, 2007

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