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Nokia Mobile Phone Soft and Hard Reset

Is your Nokia mobile phone not working correctly? Is it sluggish, taking forever to load? Here are two tips to recover your Nokia mobile phone, bringing it back to life and giving it back the speed it once had. These codes will work on nearly all Nokia mobile phones.

Soft Reset

A Soft Reset will clear pending errors and bring your mobile phone back to its preset state by restoring the factory settings. To operate this function on your mobile, the code is: *#7380#

Hard Reset

Hard Resets are sometimes needed after the soft reset was performed but the problem was not resolved. Enter the code: *#7370# then press Yes to confirm initialization.

For the Hard Reset, it is recommended that you backup all info, such as phone numbers, contacts and any data you would like to keep.

If the Nokia Mobile Phone will not turn on, press these 3 buttons at the same time: ( on/off) + ( * ) + ( 3 ).

With these tips, you should be able to overcome your phone's sluggish nature, giving you a working phone. For other problems, such as broken screens and keypads, please read my other posts.

Originally posted 2009-07-01 00:54:24.

Six Tips for Cell Phone Longevity

Cell phones are vastly important to many of us.  If not most of us.  We need them more and more for communications, directions, entertainment, the time, E-mail, and a host of other needs. So keeping you cell phone in peak condition is key. The care of you cell phone is really simple when it comes down to it. There are only a few small things that you must be aware of when dealing with these handy little devices.

Girls talking on cell phones.

Girls talking on cell phones.

• Prevent them from being exposed to extreme temperature differences. Extreme hot and cold are both factors in the early death of a cell phone. Heat can cause damage to the Cell phone LCD Screen and the cell phones other sensitive electronics. Cold can also cause the temperary loss of LCD Screen viability, and stall the mobile phones sensitive electronic

• Avoid exposure to moisture and dampness with your cell phone. Moisture is the nemesis of any cell phone. Do your best not to drop cell phone in the sink, pool, tub, glass of milk, and toilets. Aside from those obvious things, avoid picking up you cell phone with wet or damp hands. Or setting it down on a damp surface. If you and your phone have to enter a moisture rich area, then show all caution. A belt clip or a leash can be bought for cheap and help prevent the phone from taking a swim.

• Keep the phone from shock.  Don't drop it. Dropping the phone is very bad for it. It's not really the dropping it, its when the phone strikes a hard surface. Surfaces like a counter top, sidewalk, hardwood floor, and such are not forgiving to cell phones.

•Keep the phone from getting scratched. This is as much cosmetic as anything else. Scratches are the death of touch screens. Cell phone touch screens are very fragile. The use of cell phone "skins" or cases is the best way to avoid this one. Keep in mind that scratching can occur as easily in a purse or pocket as being dropped.

• Charge your battery appropriatly.  Cell phone batterys are often a hudge limitation on a cell phone. Many problems that cell phones can have are due to battery that are weak and dying. Check the manufacturer guidlines if you have any questions on if you are maintaining your batteries life correctly. Also batteries are not very expensive as opposed to buying a new cell phone altogether. Just replacing your battery is an option that shoud be kept in mind.

• Keep your cell phone dust free and clean. Dust can slowly work it's way into everything. It can work its way under the buttons and the LCD screen.  Or in between the digitizer (touch screen) and the LCD Screen itself. It can also cause damage to the cell phone electronics in the form of static and heat build up.  A micro fiber cloth is handy to keep around to clean the surfaces of your cell phone.

Many of us have spent alot of money on our cell phones. And it is only natural to want to protect our investments. A cell phone can be had for years of service if only it is well maintained.

If any harm does befall your trusted cell phone there is hope. There are websites like this one, www.howtofixmyphone.com that have lots of great information on bringing your cell phone back to life for hopefully severalmore years of trusted service.

Originally posted 2010-03-04 12:33:17.

Another wet cell phone fix

Here is another video about wet cell phone recovery. We cell phone repair is a topic that keeps popping up for some reason.  Here is another video just to reiterate the place of attack if you are attempting a wet cell phone fix. 

So don't despair if your cell phone got wet!  Dropped in the toilet, went for a swim in the pool, got spit on, dropped off the boat, or even sabotaged. In many cases the phone can be fixed. This wet cell phone fix does work.  Good Luck!

If you have any good stories about wet cell phones, we would like to hear them.  Please take a moment to replay under the post or on our contact us page. 

Originally posted 2009-09-14 16:00:40.

Where can I get a replacement LCD screen for my motorola ROKR E1?

My LCD screen is damaged from pressure/shock. Need to find a cheap replacement in Singapore/Malaysia. I can fix it myself, just need the screen. Any recommendations on places to go to? Like places where they keep damaged phones to salvage and sell their parts later? Motorola's official quote for the LCD screen [...]

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Originally posted 2010-05-22 06:10:02.

Ways to Unlock Your Cell Phone

It is very common to unlock cell phones today. There are many different ways to unlock your phone. Unlocking services are available in almost all regular cell phone repair stores, online and even from service providers.

One way to unlock you cell phone is by getting an unlock code. Unlock codes can be ordered online or Ebay, service providers and from regular or third-party stores. When choosing this option you'll be required to enter the unlock code and in a few minutes the lock condition of the mobile phone will be converted to unlocked. To determine how to unlock your phone, it is best to search google first.

A different way to unlock a cell phone is to take it to a repair shop that provides unlocking services for cell phones. The technician will use special hardware or a software package to connect to the cell phone. Once connected, the technician can configure the software to unlock the mobile phone. This occasionally involves flashing the firmware or it can be as uncomplicated as switching a setting that isn't accessible to the general public. The danger of this is that some cell phones stop working properly because a few settings are changed. Some phones have functions that the user will not able to use because they will not work with SIM cards from different carriers. This is particularly true for T-mobile Sidekicks.

Having your cell phone unlocked online is one of the easiest manners to do it. To look for a website that offers this service you just open up any search engine then search for the phrase "unlock" and your type of mobile phone. The results will provide you with numerous websites that offer this service. You'll be able to find cell phones that are already unlocked. This way, you won't have to send your phone in and wait for it to be returned back to you.

A brand-new way to unlock most phones is a Turbo SIM unlock overlay card. This is used by inserting in between the SIM card and the the phone’s contacts. The card is so thin that it won't produce any bulkiness when used in your cell phone. The unlocking SIM card is programmed to tell the cell phone it's using an approved SIM.

This method has been proven to be effective and it was even featured in several papers and on TV. This will definitely provide you with an instant unlocked cellphone.
To buy a unlock card, a cell phone unlock code, or to find a service, click on one of the link below.

Cell Phone Unlock Codes

Cell Phone Unlock SIM Cards

Phone Unlocking Services

Originally posted 2008-11-10 07:35:42.