Blank screen on Nokia 6700 Fix

Recently we had a problem with a Nokia 6700 mobile phone, the problem was a blank or black screen with a back light. After searching the internet we could not find out what the problem was – so I decided to share this with you as we found out the solution.

None of the buttons seemed to do anything, I asked some of my Nokia friends who suggested the 3 finger reset which actually you need 4 fingers for, as you also have to turn the phone on.  This solution seemed to make the phone make a noise, sometimes the start up noise and sometimes just a beep but still nothing on the screen, it was just dead.

We suddenly realised that we hadn’t tried to take a call with the phone, so we called it and it rang, we were able to answer the phone and talk on it.  This made us assume that the phone could be still ok but it was actually a screen fault.

So we ordered a screen from ebay  – “NEW LCD SCREEN DISPLAY FOR NOKIA 6700 CLASSIC + Tool” from u2cheerexpress – this screen also came with 4 tools that you need for a total of £5.99 !! Amazing – service and delivery were in fact brilliant.

Then we followed the very detailed how to – instructions here – Nokia 6700 Classic ♥ Screen Repair / Replace / Change a Broken LCD

Fixed !

Youtube is brilliant for things like this, if there is ever anything you need to fix and are not sure exactly how to do it, always check you tube, I’ve used a lot of these instructional video.

Hope this helps

 

Setting up MMS or Internet on your T-Mobile Phone

If you have changed your phone or swapped sim cards to another handset you might be frustrated to find that you cannot connect to your social media networks or send MMS (picture messages). That is because you need to be setting up MMS again.

You may have even received a text message from T-Mobile asking your to set up these services and to reply to 34967 however it sometimes it doesn’t work – the message comes back that it cannot be sent to this address.

Strange!

I’m not sure why this happens but it appears to be happening to a lot of people – it is the correct number so it doesn’t appear to be a scam, but this error is happening and people are confused at how to set up their cell phone.  T-mobile just say that they are having issues.

Don’t Worry…

Setting Up MMS

All you have to do is go to the link   http://support.t-mobile.co.uk/help-and-support/index?page=home&cat=SOFTWAREDOWNLOADS and you can send yourself the correct settings anytime for free.  Just follow the onscreen instructions, it takes seconds.

Hope this helps

My impressions of the Nokia X7


I was recently given a Nokia X7 to test out for review from WOMworld Nokia  – my first impressions were of the box actually, the box looked more like something that you would get from Apple (except it was blue) than Nokia, not that a box matters really.  It was just compact and smart looking, I hate it when you get a massive box with lots of plastic with a mobile phone lost inside it, there is no need.

On opening the box I was met with the stylish 8 megapixel Smartphone with a 4inch Amoled touchscreen. The X7 is pleasing to the eye, as it is not a standard rectangle shape but each of the corners have a grill design which angle inwards slightly creating an unusual and futuristic appearance. It is solid to touch but also light, it feels good quality and comfortable in your hand.

The Gorilla glass scratch protection screen not only is great to look at but is very responsive this makes me happy, especially when this phone is designed for entertainment, the last thing you want is to be repeatedly pressing on the screen with no response.

Symbian Anna

I was pleased to be at last trying Symbian Anna OS on this phone, and it does live up to all of its hype. The interface is great and its much easier to navigate, I remember having trouble finding my way around without Anna so this really does make a difference. I was surprised fast and smooth it was especially on web browsing – It crashed on me once when I first started using it, I don’t know if I was trying to do too much at once in my excitement or if it was grumpy about being let out of the box after some travelling.  Anyway it didn’t crash again whilst I was using it.

I loved the QWERTY keyboard which is small but easy to use once you realise you have to be accurate with your touch.  I’m not certain how you would get on if you have fat fingers though, which it seems is often a problem with touchscreen keyboards.

Camera 

If you know me, you know that I’m not good with Cameras on Smartphones, I might be getting a little better but I found this camera easy to use, and it creates sharp colourful photos – the only thing I did have some trouble with was on zoom shots, either I was using it wrong or the zoom is not great. Here are some of my shots – Testing out the X7   and here On the river

I didn’t record the usage time on battery but it definitely keeps power for longer than my iPhone (sorry for swearing)  apart from when using the camera, that did use up the battery very quickly – however I did take many photos.

As usual with most phones now you can connect to all of your social networks, such as Facebook and Twitter which are preloaded and there are lots of games and applications on the Ovi Store. The games play smoothly and its a great size screen for game play.

 Music on the Nokia x7

The Nokia x7 amazed me with its extremely good quality sound through the speakers and on the headset.  You scroll through the music files quickly and easily too, most enjoyable.

I wasn’t impressed with the SIM holder or the MicroSD cover both of these are hard to open and easily broken or lost. In fact all of the side buttons were awkward and difficult to use.

 See full specifications here..  Nokia X7 Specifications

I’ll sum up here as there is not much I can say that hasn’t been said already apart from that of my personal opinions above.

I have enjoyed using the Nokia X7 – It is a great entertainment phone, the size, weight and screen are the first to make it so, and next is the smoothness of the operation but this time the side button design let it down for me, which I think is a first for my relationship with Nokia. Also is not exactly a budget phone working out at a hefty £350-£400 depending on what deal you get.

Additional information

To hard reset your Nokia X7 you just have to press *#7370# and press Dial. The phone will request the security code that is by default 12345. Please be aware that you will loose all the data in your phone, so you should backup all relevant information.

If you want to soft reset your Nokia X7 you need to press *#7780# and then Dial. The security code is 12345. Once you complete this, your phone will come back to factory settings, but you will not loose personal data. Anyway it is recommended to make a backup before performing any of the mentioned procedures.

Hope this helps

 

just5

Just5 J509 the phone for the elderly – with SOS

just5When Alex Petrov of Just5 asked me to review a Just5 mobile phone I felt honoured. I’d recently seen an article by Engadget that Just5 were at MWC2011 with a brand new model the CP11 and it looked very interesting.

The phone that I received in the post – however, was the cell phone Just5 J509, both utilize the same design scheme, large buttons, loudspeaker and the SOS button, but the CP11 has a  slide out screen.

This is a mobile phone for maybe your mum, dad, grandparents, someone that is hard of hearing, with poor eyesight, or even someone special needs.  With its huge numbers and basic features, its very easy to use. The non tech savvy people who say, I just want a phone that makes calls, will love it.
This phone feels very light, its a comfortable size, and its very sturdy.

Just5 Five basic features

1. Big Buttons
These big buttons really do make a difference. Easy to dial even without putting on glasses.
2. Ease of Operation
Removed unnecessary functions, to make this the easiest phone ever.
3. Amplified Sound
Very loud and clear.
4. Long Lasting Battery
The phone features 100 minutes of talk time and will stay charged for up to 6 days in standby mode.
5Personal Emergency Response System
This button can be a life saver! It can automatically call your emergency contacts! (This feature is completely FREE of monthly charge)
My absolute favourite part is the SOS emergency button, the button is sunk into the phone so that it cannot be pressed by accident. Users can preset up to five numbers for emergency, family, friends, doctors etc.  When a user presses the button the phone will text an urgent message to these five numbers, and then dial them in prioritised order.  Also when it’s dialing the phone will sound an alert siren to attract others attention.  The phone automatically switches to loudspeaker when someone answers the phone to make it easier for the user, in case they cannot hold the phone.

There are buttons on the side, which makes using the phone much easier.

A) Radio – on and off
B) Sound – up and down
C) Torch – on and off
D) Keyboard lock – and unlock

Keyboard lock can be confusing to the elderly,  this is much easier.

The top middle button is your main menu – there you have:
Phone Book
Settings
Sms
Call history

Just5 J509 also has a speaking keypad, that confirms the numbers that you have pressed, in English or Spanish. (Brilliant!)
The display is lit up and big enough, very clear.

Just5 for pensioners

Basically, I think these phones are fantastic for our oldies!   You know the type, they want a mobile phone so they can stay in touch at all times, but they don’t use it as they forget how or are frightened of it.  My dad, (sad because he was the one in our family with all the newest gadgets) used to ask me every week how to use his mobile phone. Now it just sits in the corner not even charged up. I guess a lot of people have this story.  The just5 would suit him better – if I could just convince him it was the latest thing on the market.

I would have like for my father to try this phone for a week to let you know how he got on but sadly Just5’s unlocked GSM 850/1900 band phones only enable users to connect to any U.S. or Canadian GSM service provider. (AT&T and T-Mobile)

Just5 for young children?

Just5 also suggested that they are targeting young children that need a starter phone.  I’m not sure as in my experience, once kids are old enough for a mobile phone, they want the most up to date Smartphone, and can use it better than you. Conversely, you may not want or be able to afford little Johnny to have the most expensive Smartphone. It might just be that you may just want to be able to contact him, then this could be the answer. Although I am informed that there is a J510 called the Spacephone by Just5 that might be more suitable.

There definitely is a market for these, and right now is the time.  I do know individuals that would use this phone, those users that always want the simplest phone on the market.
This is that phone.

UPDATE – 3 years later, I notice that just5 now have a few more mobile phones available.  Some have possibly been renamed as the CP09 looks like the one that I tested 3 years ago.  And they now have a Just5 EUROPE site so you can buy them in England!  Please check their site for prices and availability. 

Please look at the http://www.just5.com/home.php website for prices, specs, contracts and dealers.