Monday, September 17, 2007

Broken N95 - Now fixed

Broken N95, originally uploaded by epredator.

My recent trip to the netherlands and belgium broke my mobile phone. My n95 screen started to go a little mad. It left me out of contact at various conference centres which was a bit annoying.
Luckily the phone still worked a little bit in that I could USB cable to it and SMS in and out.
Now I have spinvox on my voicemail it meant I could ignore calls and wait for a text message from the speech to text. As I could not press a button to answer a call either.
I took the phone to carphone warehouse on Sunday and then replaced the screen by monday. That was a bit of a surprise, it just seems to be fixed. Though next trip I will take my treo 650 as backup :-)

If you ever need to do a hard reset or soft reset on an n95 I found this on the web
It was on this tech[dot]blog It did not help me as such but gave me some things to try.

I have copied the text here in case the link does not work in the future :-)

Here are a couple of codes to soft/hard reset/format a Nokia N95 mobile device:

Soft reset code *#7370#
Hard reset code *#7780#

If the hard format code mentioned aboive does not work, try the following manual method to hard reset/format Nokia N95:

*Turn off the mobile device. Then press and hold “3?, the “Green button” and “*” - Turn on and keep holding the keys untill the mobile phone restarts and prompts you to enter details.


Anonymous said...

how did you manage to brake it?

epredator said...

I just used it. Nothing special, I was actually checking the logs to make sure it was not doing any mad data transfers.
It has a very clunky set of software on it. It sometimes just seems to hang around doing stuff.
Dont get me wrong I like it a lot.
If they can sort out the software, make it a lot less battery hungry (mine hardy lasts a day even if I do nothing with it) then it would be great.

Anonymous said...


Loads of help on there.


Anonymous said...

You can check your current version of firmware by entering *#0000#

Im guessing its quite old, as the older versions were indeed buggy.

V31 is now available for the N95-1