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Topic # 25169 13-Aug-2008 19:25
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Dropped once and now the 2,5,8,0 won't work most of the time, I'm four months from ending my contract, so it's not horrific
Is there a drop in replacement part, or do I flag it and fire up my old phone?

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  Reply # 157308 15-Aug-2008 21:21
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Try removing the front cover. It is not screwed on so is a user removable part. There are a series of clips down each side that hold it on. (It doesn't come off easily) Once you get it off you can lift off the keyboard and then brush out any fluff and reassemble. Often a drop or impact will misalign the keyboard making the keys not work properly.



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  Reply # 157487 17-Aug-2008 10:41
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This gets the case off for anyone else who needs it.
Sadly did not solve the bung key dilemma

"If you remove the battery cover you will notice 4 slots or openings around the outside edge in the black plastic housing. One on each side around the middle, and one on each side around the bottom. You fit a VERY small flat head jewelery screwdriver into those openings and slide it in between the bit of silver metal tab you can se and the black plastic outside frame. Gently pry the silver tabs inward while gently pulling the silver metal housing apart. I did this by sliding my fingernail between the edge on the outside of the phone where the silver front frame meets the black plastic that borders the center of the phone. Slowly pop the silver metal frame out at each of the 4 spots and then just slide the metal face up and off!
However, what your then left with is the phone with no face and the board and rest are secured using several VERY small screws (you need a special screwdriver for this)"

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  Reply # 157505 17-Aug-2008 12:24
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mudguard: Dropped once and now the 2,5,8,0 won't work most of the time, I'm four months from ending my contract, so it's not horrific
Is there a drop in replacement part, or do I flag it and fire up my old phone?

Are you going to renew your contract? If so, then they will likely let you do so right now, and get a new subsidised or free phone.

Typically a 24 month contract on Telecom can be renewed at 18 months with zero penalty.




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  Reply # 157575 17-Aug-2008 20:11
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I want an N95 and to go to Vodafone, so I'll have to wait it out



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  Reply # 164369 14-Sep-2008 18:08
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Just an update for future reference.
Got fed up with using my old phone and couldn't put up with four months of it, so took it into the dealer below my work. I told them to get a quote to see how much it would cost.

New keypad.

Total cost $55 and no inspection fee! Nice one.

So up and running again and no missing appointments for me now!



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  Reply # 169326 6-Oct-2008 15:54
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And dead again after a week, phone is toast, went back again. Uneconomical to repair. Ho hum, two months to wait it out.

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