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  Reply # 742608 10-Jan-2013 07:14 Send private message

Thanks, this is what I was looking for when I asked about the charger.

So, should I spring for the official Nokia USB charger or rock off to Jaycar or somewhere looking for a generic 1A charger? What would you do?




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  Reply # 742614 10-Jan-2013 08:01 Send private message

I'd just go for a generic charger. Cheaper and does the same job.

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  Reply # 742615 10-Jan-2013 08:07 Send private message

As I said I use other chargers I have here - a Logitech, a Motorola, a HTC. I didn't even unpack my Nokia charger.

Sure, a cheap $5 charger at DSE might not meet the requirements - read the specifications before buying. But you don't have to buy a Nokia one.




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  Reply # 742650 10-Jan-2013 09:46 Send private message

billbennett: Thanks, this is what I was looking for when I asked about the charger.

So, should I spring for the official Nokia USB charger or rock off to Jaycar or somewhere looking for a generic 1A charger? What would you do?


I'd certainly look at the generic ones but try them first to see that it will work.  

The Nokia ones are high capacity chargers, lower capacity ones will work, they will just take longer to do the job.




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  Reply # 742656 10-Jan-2013 09:55 Send private message

freitasm: As I said I use other chargers I have here - a Logitech, a Motorola, a HTC. I didn't even unpack my Nokia charger.

Sure, a cheap $5 charger at DSE might not meet the requirements - read the specifications before buying. But you don't have to buy a Nokia one.


Those are all proprietary or Brand Name chargers you mention, and I've had success with them too.  The ones I've had issues with are the generic ones that come bundled with the likes of some Belkin products etc.

Unfortunately the specs won't necessarily tell you if they will work with a particular device. The only way to know for sure is to try before you buy.

Of course the WP Nokias may not be fussy about what charger is used.




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  Reply # 742668 10-Jan-2013 10:05 Send private message

The Lumia 920 isn't fussy about chargers. I've used my old HTC one and even an Apple one successfully - both seem to be relatively fast.




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  Reply # 742832 10-Jan-2013 14:25 Send private message

Question to those that had their L920s replaced. Did you have to go through the whole Telecom>Telegistics>Nokia process? If so how long did it take? I handed mine over to Telecom on Tuesday due to the heat issue and its currently with Nokia after going through Telegistics.

Unfortunately my old HTC doesn't seem to register on Telecom and so I'm stuck with a "dumb" phone which is a bit frustrating.

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  Reply # 742919 10-Jan-2013 16:57 Send private message

Not too sure whether this has been mentioned but as of 4:55pm on 10/01/2013 it appears that Nokia has taken down the 'Portico' image from their server and put back up the older build (original one that came with the phone). Should I go back to the older version as to avoid problems when Nokia officially release an update?




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  Reply # 742923 10-Jan-2013 17:03 Send private message

Had to send my beloved Lumia 920 back to Nokia today. I bought it in November and for a few weeks it was fine but now the battery dies after six hours of light (or even no) use.

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  Reply # 742929 10-Jan-2013 17:11 Send private message

I grabbed both to be safe. Because Nokia are closing access to their firmware servers at the end of this month, it seemed prudent to get the 1232.2109.1242.1005 (Original) image as well as the updated
1232.5951.1249.1006 image just in case something like this happens and Nokia decides to pull the not released image and rebuild it after access to their servers has been closed, which would probably leave those that have upgraded stuck.

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  Reply # 742943 10-Jan-2013 17:39 Send private message

coddy: I grabbed both to be safe. Because Nokia are closing access to their firmware servers at the end of this month, it seemed prudent to get the 1232.2109.1242.1005 (Original) image as well as the updated
1232.5951.1249.1006 image just in case something like this happens and Nokia decides to pull the not released image and rebuild it after access to their servers has been closed, which would probably leave those that have upgraded stuck.


I had a check over: http://wmpoweruser.com/nokia-pulls-nl-920-portico-roms-from-navifirm/

And it could be due to something that is less than nefarious. I am still kind of annoyed that they've decided to lock off their servers so now we're at the mercy of the carrier so if our phone goes 'poof' we can't get a replacement then and there at the shop. Honestly, I swear some companies like Nokia have no clue as to how dependent users are today on their mobile phones and how 'three week' repair periods with no replacement is completely unacceptable.




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  Reply # 742970 10-Jan-2013 18:38 Send private message

kawaii: 
I am still kind of annoyed that they've decided to lock off their servers so now we're at the mercy of the carrier so if our phone goes 'poof' we can't get a replacement then and there at the shop. Honestly, I swear some companies like Nokia have no clue as to how dependent users are today on their mobile phones and how 'three week' repair periods with no replacement is completely unacceptable.


That's the problem of being at the end of the world with comparatively a very small user base.  It's not worth having a full service service centre here in New Zealand for many manufacturers. I don't know if this applies to Nokia but wouldn't be surprised.




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  Reply # 743039 10-Jan-2013 21:02 Send private message

Technofreak:
kawaii: 
I am still kind of annoyed that they've decided to lock off their servers so now we're at the mercy of the carrier so if our phone goes 'poof' we can't get a replacement then and there at the shop. Honestly, I swear some companies like Nokia have no clue as to how dependent users are today on their mobile phones and how 'three week' repair periods with no replacement is completely unacceptable.


That's the problem of being at the end of the world with comparatively a very small user base.  It's not worth having a full service service centre here in New Zealand for many manufacturers. I don't know if this applies to Nokia but wouldn't be surprised.


Many of these issues could be resolved if they allowed customers to conduct a full recovery just as Apple, via iTunes, allows individuals to resurrect their bricked device. My gripe is that if they're going to block off the ability for individuals to recover their devices at home then they should jolly well ensure that if we're forced to go into a shop that we're not forced again to wait three weeks for the phone to be repair. At this point I regret buying a Nokia device after seeing what their attitude is really like.




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  Reply # 743060 10-Jan-2013 21:57 Send private message

kawaii: 
Many of these issues could be resolved if they allowed customers to conduct a full recovery just as Apple, via iTunes, allows individuals to resurrect their bricked device. My gripe is that if they're going to block off the ability for individuals to recover their devices at home then they should jolly well ensure that if we're forced to go into a shop that we're not forced again to wait three weeks for the phone to be repair. At this point I regret buying a Nokia device after seeing what their attitude is really like.


Can't disagree re owner being allowed or able to restore or recover their device. This makes perfect sense.  

Having said that I've not had to recover any of the Nokia's we have owned so it's never been a problem for me.  I'm not aware of there being a real need for owners to have to do recoveries on Nokia phones in the past however my experience is with Symbian and WP may well be different.

Since it's not been a a major problem in the past may explain Nokia's attitude to this issue.  Waiting 3 weeks isn't all that flash if there is problems like you are afraid of, perhaps there won't be any issues like this to be worried about.




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  Reply # 743083 10-Jan-2013 23:22 Send private message

Technofreak:
kawaii: 
Many of these issues could be resolved if they allowed customers to conduct a full recovery just as Apple, via iTunes, allows individuals to resurrect their bricked device. My gripe is that if they're going to block off the ability for individuals to recover their devices at home then they should jolly well ensure that if we're forced to go into a shop that we're not forced again to wait three weeks for the phone to be repair. At this point I regret buying a Nokia device after seeing what their attitude is really like.


Can't disagree re owner being allowed or able to restore or recover their device. This makes perfect sense.  

Having said that I've not had to recover any of the Nokia's we have owned so it's never been a problem for me.  I'm not aware of there being a real need for owners to have to do recoveries on Nokia phones in the past however my experience is with Symbian and WP may well be different.

Since it's not been a a major problem in the past may explain Nokia's attitude to this issue.  Waiting 3 weeks isn't all that flash if there is problems like you are afraid of, perhaps there won't be any issues like this to be worried about.


The problem for me is that here I am on my third week owning a 920 and it is still freezing even with all the software updates provided by Nokia. As I've said, when are we going to see Nokia take these issues seriously? so far all I see is deny, deny and deny - and if I take my phone into get 'repaired' I'll be stuck without a phone for 2-3 weeks. I mean, I'd love to hear one of the resident Nokia employees to step up and provide me with some advice because this is getting beyond a joke. A phone that freezes 2-3 times doing stupid things like scrolling through music or just navigating through the settings menu is pathetic.




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