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Grimlok
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  #15192 31-May-2005 19:54
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Yep, I can just plug a stereo 2.5mm in the top of the phone no dramas, but I thought the top jack was mono with tip Mic and sleeve earphone, haven't tried. Trust me to do it the hard way.

The only advantage I get to using a butchered headset is I get access to the logic switching inside the mic/button part.

Hoping to connect it to the att. connection on early 2k Sony head units, so that when it rings, it mutes the car stereo.

The Audio part works fine, going to play with the logic circut in the next couple of days.

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  #15197 31-May-2005 22:21
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No Problem reckless.. i took the F in RTFM to mean "friendly" :-)

 
 
 
 


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  #15198 31-May-2005 22:24
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Alright - i'm trying from the media player instead... and the Fast forward does work - it skips forward about 8 seconds.. but if i don't then let go of the down key immediately, then it skips to the next track.
i suppose that slightly better than no fast forward, but still pretty awful implementation.

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  #15201 31-May-2005 23:13
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Grimlok,
Maybe you are correct and that is why the sound from the headphone port on the top has much less quality. My Turn to RTFM but I bet that is not in the manual. I was expecting it to be a std stereo 2.5mm headphone jack ( like a walkman) for music etc and the bottom port to be the one for phone feature activation etc.


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  #15217 1-Jun-2005 09:31
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Reckless,

most the handset OEM's are aiming to have "walkman" jacks on their handsets by mid this year... no idea why they haven't until now...

F5

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  #15219 1-Jun-2005 10:03
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Repetitive use of the fast forward, and the phone gets into a loop of constantly says "Media player Error"... "Media player Error"... "Media player Error"... "Media player Error"...
removing the battery seems to help.

oh well, still love my new phone.

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  #15230 1-Jun-2005 18:10
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Taniwhia,

I just keep gently holding the scroll down,gently down and it keeps fast fowarding till I release.

Works on mine so you may have a fault. I think if you press it repeatedly it may think you want to skip tracks repeatedly.

Hehe thats if I'm not repeating myself lol

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  #15234 1-Jun-2005 21:08
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Hi all - have been a bit slow poking my nose into this forum since I bought my long-awaited 6255 on first day of release. Just wanted to put in my tuppence-worth on some of the issues that have cropped up recently. Should stress that the phone is generally going well and I haven't had the random switch-off problem.

My 1GB card works great (from flashcards.co.nz - first time I have used them but good service and price - Kingston MMC plus). Interesting that the playlist only shows 200 songs - I ripped mine at 192k mp3 so only have 166 (including some 20 minute songs!) anyway so hadn't noticed this.

I also have real trouble with the FF/RW. Haven't been able to get it to work either thru media plyr or through folders. Tried Reckless's softly softly approach and managed to get it to skip forward a few seconds a couple of times - then it just jumped straight to next track (and the next ... ad infinitum!). Holding it down reproduced Taniwha's media player error (but mine disappeared quickly). But then I couldn't use any of the toggle buttons (locked up)! Couldn't even get media player to stop! Had to go back thru the menus and select media player again (even tho the song was still playing) which seemed to unfreeze the controls, but couldn't get it to FF/RW again - even had trouble advancing tracks. So I think there might be a bit of an issue!! Would love to hear any updates from others to see if the problem is widespread.

Finally, a question. Am I maive or should I expect the volume on the media player to start at "silence" and get louder??!! The volume control works but minimum volume still seems pretty loud (at least to my ears, that are approaching a tender 50 years old!). Am I missing something or is this normal?





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  #15235 1-Jun-2005 21:10
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Make that "naive" - I'm not entirely sure what "maive" means!





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  #15239 2-Jun-2005 10:29
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people seldom post about the things that work - only the broken is dicussed here.

My 6255 phone is paired to my Tunsten T3 palm pda I use it to grab emails, RSS, web pages, Instant messaging, and to SSH into machines at work. This means i can be sitting beside the lagoon, working, and none of my clients can tell i'm not at the office.
(but i have to redirect my landline to my old gsm because I can't recieve calls while the nokia is online)

I've got 512MB of music and podcasts in the phone, and i listen with bluetooth stero headphones while communting (that's walking for me)

The camera on the phone is fairly decent.

The reception can even handle living in Vogeltown.

The menus are ugly, but there's a fast processor behind it so they respond quickly.

The only real problems with the phone is the media player, and it's handling of lotsa files / long files. Bluetooth inplementation coudl be better, but it works and does stereo audio.

I wish it didn't use that pop-port and the cheap-nasty earphones, and i wish it took SD cards, but that's Nokia for ya.

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  #15241 2-Jun-2005 12:35
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yes good phone but with a few things that could be better.

Finished my letter to telecom but probably a bit long to post. Got to 15 things that I think need looking at. None that couldn't be fixed with a software revision. Even found a folder that should be there according to the manual but isn't???

Unless my lack of tech knowledge is making my observations way off track I think the phone is good but the testing and programming is pretty poor to say the least!!!

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  #15242 2-Jun-2005 12:57
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Would be worth posting here as well Reckless. You never know who is reading this - theres far more lurkers than posters.

The wrong person at Telecom might recieve your letter, and it could be all for nothing.







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  #15243 2-Jun-2005 13:09

Just send it to Tressa Gautang- Ive heard every complaint gets a response at least

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  #15244 2-Jun-2005 13:11
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*cough*

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  #15247 2-Jun-2005 15:47
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btw:
The phone is no longer on the telecom site
http://www.telecom.co.nz/mobile/shop/front/1,5523,204449-201928,00.html


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