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Old 30-10-2009, 09:08 AM
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Dropped E71, keyboard frozen?

Hi there. I recently dropped my E71 (not from a great height, maybe 2 feet max). There are no obvious loose parts, damage or rattles, but the keyboard has stopped responding when I power up the phone. Has anyone experienced this before, or may know a fix for it? I would think if it was totally knackered there would at least be some loose connections, so im hoping theres somethign i can do to fix it up!! I tried the usual reboot, but to no avail.

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Old 30-10-2009, 10:54 AM
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Smile Hardware / Software

Most probably it is a hardware issue , after a drop this can happen . Screen broken or loose connectors .
To find out , wheter it is hardware or software issue , you could manipulate the software first by resetting . It is adviced to have a backup on your computer for all your personal data and settings .
See my post about Reset here : http://www.allaboutsymbian.com/forum...ad.php?t=81021
Good luck ....

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Old 30-10-2009, 11:34 AM
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Thanks for the advice. Problem is the keyboard wont respond so I cant get past the 'pin code' stage when it powers up. Am unable to type anything at all.
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Old 30-10-2009, 12:33 PM
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Smile Knock , knock(ia)

I would give it some "carefull " hits or strikes .

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Have you tried looking inside?

I've had BB Treo and a couple of HTC phones apart. There is probably just a cable that has come lose inside. Never had a Nokia apart, but I doubt there is much difference.

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Old 03-11-2009, 09:24 AM
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Thanks

I had a look last night, the screws holding the back on have an unusual lokoing head, with about 7 sides and are very tiny. I have a laptop screwdriver set but didnt have anything to fit this. Might have a look around hardware stores and if I can find anything Ill have to take it in some repair shop Id say.

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Old 11-11-2009, 04:41 PM
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I think from memory its a T5 or T6 security bit you'll need ... easily found at your local hardware store or ebay
 

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