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Wannabe Geek

# 82459 29-Apr-2011 17:36
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Hey guys,

I bought a Motorola Flipout somewhere about January 2011. I loved the phone overall, but within a week or so, I was having problems with my wifi connectivity. At first, I thought it's just me, so I tried fixing things in my router. Which didn't help; then I tried connecting to my neighbour, and while connecting it suddenly says Disconnected. No matter how many times I do this, I get the same error. I know its not the neighbours router either, as I am connected to it atleast once a day (I use their internet with their consent).

Other networks I tried were:
- Auckland City Libraries (couldn't connect to the two around me).
- My university. It connected once, and the next time it doesn't turn on.

I took it in to a Telecom store, somehow the wifi connected right in front of them. Which was completely wierd, as they said it wasn't a problem. And after that, I was overseas. So I didn't have time to do anything about the phone. Oh, and I couldn't connect to any networks there either.

After returning back to NZ , the wifi doesn't turn on for literally hours, and can't load anything even if the wifi signal is on.

So, at the moment.. The errors that I recieve are:

- 'Disconnected' instantly while connecting.
- If it does connect, I can't browse the web.
- If I turn it on in the night, the wifi isn't connected till the next day morning. Which then comes back to the second error: ON, but not ON.

Phone details:
Motorola FlipOut
Android 2.1
Original supplier: TelecomXT, but I use a Vodafone simcard.

Any help is appreciated. I dropped the phone around March, but the wifi problems have existed long before that. It was after my first visit to XT and I'm afraid of going to them now,  as they will now blame the drop for the problem.


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Master Geek

  # 463803 29-Apr-2011 18:38
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try reloading the wifi drivers as explained here  

Fixed some niggles with my i5503

I had to reboot my phone straight after and then all was good.


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Wannabe Geek

  # 463817 29-Apr-2011 19:19
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Hey Bluey,

Upon dialing *#*#526#*#*, the text field just instantly clears. Sorry mate, that didn't quite help.

Thanks for trying :)


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Wannabe Geek

  # 753117 30-Jan-2013 10:37
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Far too late, but since this post still exists I'm keen to add my solution to this if this was to help anyone else.

We returned the phone to Telecom, they refused to swap it for a new one or give us a refund/store credit and only agreed to repair it for free. Once it returned from their centre, the problem still occurred and after being sent for a second time it was fixed. I was told that the entire motherboard was changed.

New problems were introduced after this, like radio playing randomly and being unable to turn it off.. it mostly played when the wall charger was connected. The phone used to heat up quite a bit too. We didn't bother getting it fixed as we knew that the phone was a bag of crap and so was Telecom's service for that particular matter.

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