All About Symbian - Nokia (S60) and Sony Ericsson (UIQ) smartphones unwrapped

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Old 15-05-2007, 01:30 PM
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Angry N80 White Screen of Death (WSOD)

I bought a used (ebay) N80 originally from Hong Kong about 4 months ago. It was working fine for me and syncing well. A few days ago, the screen started to go white whenever I slid it. If I work in the blind, I can use the phone, but what an inconvenience. Is it hardware or software. I have a 1 gig minicard that has 824 mgs of space. What do I do, help. lazer18

I am currently in a country that does not have this model or the software nor a Nokia service center. How can I deal with this problem? But for this major problem, I really like the phone and would not want to replace ... it cost me about $400 US.

Details: N80 (RM-92)
FW: 4.0623.0.41

According to PC Suite updater, this is the latest FW for this model.

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Old 15-05-2007, 08:43 PM
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change it to a IE firmware is different
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Old 16-05-2007, 03:15 PM
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change it to a IE firmware is different
Thank you, I am a novice, how do I change it to IE? I am currently in Israel, but there is no service center here and the European site says that they won't service a Hong Kong Nokia. Thanks for the response. I hope you or someone else can advise.
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Old 17-05-2007, 01:17 AM
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if on windows xp u can use NSS to change the product code to generic nokia IE (Israel code is 0539673) and then up date through NSU to the newest IE firmware for Israel,

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Old 17-05-2007, 02:06 PM
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Your N80 is faulty. The white screen gets progressively till its always white. Trust me on this one. I am thinking oif sending mine back as its justa white brick now. Will warranty cover this? I chnage dmy I.d code and flashed to IE edition.

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Old 28-05-2007, 05:21 PM
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all u need as a ribbon from ebay bout £10, replace inside ur fone and it shud be fixed

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Old 31-05-2007, 11:22 AM
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all u need as a ribbon from ebay bout £10, replace inside ur fone and it shud be fixed
Thank you. Do you know what that ribbon is called so that I can search ebay. Thanks again.

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how do dismantle the phone

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Old 24-06-2007, 10:16 PM
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I dropped some beer over my phone yesterday (yeah.. I'm stupid and I was drunk!).

Faster than "The Flash", I've powered it off and removed the battery at the same time.
After cleaning it, I put battery back and tried to power on.
Saw the NOKIA on screen... waited the startup time... and NOKIA logo disappeared, but the screen remains WHITE!!
"DAMN!" - I tought - "I fucked my phone!".
Tried to remove battery and power on, but still getting white screen after the NOKIA logo.

So, I've tried to format (green+3+*), and nothing.
After cried a lot, I've removed the MiniSD card, and the phone started up! LoL!
Put back the MiniSD card and it was working..

Now the phone is OK... I don't know why it wasn't powering on... Maybe when I powered off and removed the battery at same time after the beer shower (I didn't wait the phone power off to remove battery).

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Old 24-06-2007, 10:23 PM
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Oh.. and about "how to disassembly", here's two instruction videos:
http://www.allaboutsymbian.com/forum...ad.php?t=61881

Very helpful

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Hi Guys,

I have the WSOD on my N80 now as well...its is getting on a bit. Has anyone purchased a replacement ribbon connector online? I'm looking for a reputable supplier I'm based in Canada.

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Hi! It's a hardware problem: your flex cable is broken. I've made a vid to explain it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSgsVKWIzgE

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ok so replaced ribbon...

still got the white screen. any ideas?
 

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