• Cellular phone trouble shooting

    Cellular phone trouble shooting:

    With experience with cellular phones since the beginning  of the 1990′s. These are some of the most common problems with cellular phones from the day of purchase .

    I just purchased this phone and it does not power on.

    • When purchasing a new cellular phone you should have inside the box (this is the minimum) - Cellular phone, battery, battery cover (some models have the battery as its cover), house charger.
    • Make sure you put battery inside the cellular phone correctly. Look for the contacts on the battery and match them to the battery contacts on the cellular phone (contacts are usually a golden color connection). Make sure battery is in place, usually it will snap into place and will not move. If battery feels loose – Battery is NOT installed correctly. Once you have made sure the battery is installed correctly. Try to put the phone power on.  Usually you will be pressing the red button (also used to hang up the phone) for about 5 seconds and power should go on
    • NO POWER – locate the wall charger (travel charger) and plug it in. If this is the first charge for this battery you must be prepared to let the phone charge fully (overnight charge – 6 hours – a must for new battery).
    • At this time your phone may take a few minutes to turn on.
    •  If no power at this time – you should try to move the cellular phone to another power outlet that you know is working.
    • At this point you have tried everything possible.
    • If cellular phone does not turn on at this time. Take phone back to dealer and have them check & eventually exchange either the battery or the phone.
    If your cellular phone falls and does not power on.
    • Most likely the battery came out of its slot. Try removing battery and reinserting it again in the phone.

     No power

    • Try charging. 
    • If phone does not accept a charge (not showing any display at all). Try a different outlet. If you have a car charge, try to see if there is power showing when using the car plug.
    • When there is no power on the phone and does not show any signs of charging when plugged to outlet. Most likely the charger is the problem and not the battery.

    Charging the battery and phone dies as soon as I unplug the phone.

    • Most likely its the battery.  Try getting a replacement battery
    • If you have a cellular phone store near by, they may be able to test the new battery in your phone before you buy the battery.
    • NOTE: batteries are usually sold new but can not be returned for exchange or refund.  If you are not sure that the battery is the problem, try to get it locally (even if its a bit more expensive) and make sure it works before you buy.

     

     
  • Cellular phone batteries

    Having a problem with your cellular phone.

    When is it  time to change cellular phone battery is a question that arises every so often. Usually cellular phone batteries will last approximately 12-14 months (some will estimate them to last longer) before needing to be replaced.

    When buying a new Li-Ion battery or when purchasing a new cellular phone (new battery should be in package) the MOST IMPORTANT function that you can do to help yourself enjoy the cellular phone is BE PATIENT!!!

    (do not charge the phone unless you are willing to leave it on the charger for an overnight charge)

    Cellular phone batteries need to be charged overnight (6-8 hours) for the first 3 cycles. What is a cycle? A cycle is considered a full charge and using the power of the battery fully.

    Step 1 – Charge battery overnight  (6-8 hours)

    Step 2 – Turn on the phone and start using – charge again only when you have used most of the power of phone. (do not charge again a few hours later – wait for battery to drain out)

    Step 3 – Repeat steps 1 & 2 for the next 2 charging cycles.

    After the third charge the battery will have its full power potential and can be charged for short period of time 20 min or half hour with no worries. The battery will have no memory effect and short charge will not harm battery. IF YOUR BATTERY OR PHONE FEELS HOT WHEN CHARGING  (AT ANY TIME) =  UNPLUG IMMEDIATELY !!!

    DO NOT REUSE OR TRY TO RECHARGE THE BATTERY!!! 

    Over charging batteries does have an effect on the battery life. Batteries usually need to be charged for no more then 60 to 90 minutes. The practice of overnight charging the battery is widely used by many users (not recommended), the battery overall life will be effected. Usually when overnight charging batteries on a regular basis will contribute to battery life span of about eight months to one year.

    You may need a new battery if:

    If your battery is dying and need recharging during the day.

    Cellular phone is not charging or fails to turn on

    If your battery looks imploded or leaking – DO NOT ATTEMPT TO USE OR CHARGE – battery acid is dangerous and if you try to charge it could explode.

    Batteries are usually easy to exchange.

    • Battery (original OEM) Blackberry Curve 8300, 8310, 8320, 8330 and 8520  BUY NOW
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    • Battery (original OEM) Blackberry CM2 BATTERY CM-2 Original 8100 8110 8120 8130 BUY NOW
    •  Battery (original OEM) Blackberry FS-1 FS1 Original  9800 Torch BlackBerry FS-1 Original BlackBerry 9800 Torch – Packaging – Gray/Orange
     
  • Chargers

    Every cellular phone needs to charged. Cellular phones use rechargeable batteries that need to be charged. How frequently to charge a cellular phone depends on the cellular phone model and the amount of use per day (user dependable). If you use your mobile phone constantly during the day you will need to charge your phone more often then someone that uses the phone less frequently.

    NOTE: New cellular phone batteries need to be overnight charged for the first three times. An overnight charge is considered to be between six to eight hours (6-8 hrs). After the third charge is when the Li-Ion battery will be at its full capacity. After the third charge charging the mobile phone for 45 min to 1 hour is usually sufficient to get a full charge.

    A car charger is used to charge a cellular phone (or any other electronic device) using the cigarette lighter plug in the car. Car chargers are  very useful when traveling. Having a good working car charger will keep your phone working at all times while traveling.

    Getting the correct car charger is important since a wrong car charger will not fit or work unless its compatible with the cellular phone you are using.  There are many different designs for car plugs but due to a new agreement between the major cellular phone companies the Micro USB charger is the standard size for most new cellular phones.

    We are displaying bellow a compatibility list for different model phones. If you do not find your phone model please ask and we will try to get back to you with which model charger your phone will work with your specific phone. 

    LG VX8500 Charger

    LG Mobile Phones  CHOCOLATE, CHOCOLATE2, CHIWOO, CG180, CB630, INVISION, VU, CU915, CU920, KE970, LX145, CU575, TRAX, AX380, UX380, WAVE, MG800C, LX150, LX570, MUZIQ, LX160, FLAREAX260, LX260, UX260, RUMOR, SCOOP, AX565, UX565, AX275, CE110, VX5400, VX8350, VX8600, VX8700, VX9400, VX9900, ENV, VX8500, KE850, PRADA, KE970, CU720, SHINE, CU515, VX8800, VENUS, VX10000, VOYAGER, VX8550, GT365, NEON

    Motorola i205 i730 Charger

    Motorola Nextel, BOOST (SPRINT)

    I205, I215, I265, I275, I285, I305, I415, I450, I530, I560

    I580, I605, I670, I710, I733, I736, I760, I830, I833, I835, I836, I850, I855

    I860, I870, I875, I880, I885, I920, I930, I880, I870, I836, I730

    Motorola i85 V60 Charger 

    MOTOROLA V60 Nextel i85 Mobile phones

    Motorola A630, A840, C331t, E310, E815, v100, v120, v120c, v120e, v120t, v120x

    v200, V260, V262, V265, V266, V276, v300, v330, v400, v500, v525, V551, V554, V555, V557, v600, v60, v60c, v60, v60i, v60gi, v60t, v60ti, v66, v66i, v635

    v70, V710, T280i, T300, T720, T720i, T721, T722, T722i, T725, T730, ROKR E1

    Motorola V3 Charger also known as USB Charger

    Motorola Mobile phones

    A1200 A668 A780 C290 E550 E680 E680i E770* H3 H500 H700 ic402 ic502 ic902 K1 K1m K3 KRZR K1 KRZR K1m KRZR K3 L2 L6 L7 L71

    L7c L7e L7i L9 MAXX V3 MAXX V6 MAXX Ve MING MPX220 Q9h Q9m RAZR V3 RAZR V3a RAZR V3c RAZR V3e RAZR V3i RAZR V3m RAZR V3r RAZR V3t RAZR V3x RAZR V3xx RAZR V8 RIZR Z3 RIZR Z6 RIZR Z6tv RIZR Z8 Series L2 Series L6 Series Q Series Q2 Series Q9c Series Q9m Series U6 Series V190 Series V195 Series V197 Series V323 Series V325 Series V360 Series V365 Series V6 Series W220 Series W315 Series W385 Series W510 Series W755 SLVR L7

    SLVR L71 SLVR L7c SLVR L7e SLVR L7i SLVR L9 SLVR V8 U6 V190 V195 V197 V235 V3 V323 V323i V325 V325i V360 V361 V365 V3a V3c V3e V3I V3IM V3m V3r V3t V3X V3XX V6 V8 W205 W208 W220 W370 W375 W490 W510

    Black Berry 6210, 6230, 6280, 6510, 7100, 7130, 7110, 7210

    7230, 7510, 8700, 8703, 8800, 8820, 8830, 8300, 8310, 8320, 8330, 8350, CURVE, 8100, 8110

    8120, 8130, PEARL, 9000, BOLD

    Others

    Sharp SIDEKICK2008, Sharp SIDEKICK 2008. ZTE C78, CALCOMP A100

    Motorola V8 Charger

    also know as the Micro USB charger

    NOTE: most new mobile phones will use this charger 

    CASIO:  C751 G’zOne Ravine,

    CRICKET: A410 TXTM8 3G, M6000 Zio,

    HEWLETT-PACKARD:  iPAQ Glisten,

    HUAWEI: M735, M860 Ascend, U8150 Comet,

    KYOCERA: E1100 Neo, E2000, E3100 Rio, M1400 Laylo, M2000 X-TC, S1300 Melo, S1310 Domino, S2100, S2300 Torino/Loft, S4000 Mako,

    LG: AX155, AX310, AX500 Swift, AX585 Rhythm, AX830, AX840 Tritan, C900 Quantum, CF360, CT810 Incite, ENV2 VX9100, GD570 Dlite, GD710 Shine II, GR500 Xenon, GR700 Vu Plus, GS170, GS390 Prime, GS505 Sentio, GT550 Encore, GT950 Arena, GU295/GU292, GW370 Neon II, GW820 eXpo, LN180, LN240 Remarq, LN510 Rumor Touch, LS670 Optimus S, LW310 Helix, LX265 Rumor2, LX290, LX370, LX400, LX600 Lotus, LX610 Lotus Elite, MN180 Select, MN240 Imprint, MS690 Optimus M, MT310, MT375 Lyric, Optimus U, P509 Optimus T, UN430 Wine II, UN510 Banter Touch, UN610 Mystique, US740 Apex, UX220, UX265 Banter, UX280 Wine, UX310, UX700 Bliss, VM670 Optimus V, VN250 Cosmos, VN270 Cosmos Touch, VN530 Octane, VS660 Vortex, VS740 Ally, VX11000 enV Touch, VX5500, VX5600 Accolade, VX7100 Glance, VX8360, VX8370 Clout, VX8575 Chocolate Touch, VX8610, VX9200 enV3, VX9600 Versa,

    MOTOROLA: A455 Rival, A555 Devour, A855 Droid, A955 Droid 2, Crush, E8, i1, i296, I410, i465 Clutch, i576, i680 Brute, i686 Brute, i776

    i856 Debut, i886, i890, i9, MB200 CLIQ, MB300 Backflip, MB501 Cliq XT, MB502 Charm, MB508 Flipside, MB511 Flipout, MB520 Bravo, MB525 Defy, MB611 CLIQ 2, MB810 Droid X, MB860 Olympus/Atrix 4G, Q9h, QA1 Karma, QA30 Hint, QA4 Evoke

    R2D2 Droid, V750, V8, V860 Barrage, V9, V950, V9m, V9x, VE20, VE440, VU30, W766 Entice, W845 Quantico, WX404 Grasp, WX445 Citrus, XT610 Droid Pro, Z6C, Z9, ZN4, ZN5 zine,

    NOKIA: 1006, 1606, 2605, 2705 Shade, 3606, 6205, 6350, 6750, 7205, 7705 TWIST, E73 Mode,
    PALM: Pixi, Pixi Plus, Treo Pro, TREO800w,
    PANTECH: CDM8999 Crux, P9050 LASER,

    BlackBerry RIM:
    BlackBerry PlayBook, Bold 9930

    Bold 9900, Bold 9650, Bold 9790, Bold 9780, Bold 9700, Curve 9350, Curve 9360, Curve 9370, Curve 9380, Curve 3G, Curve 9330, Curve 8530, Curve 8900, Curve 8520

    Pearl 3G, Pearl Flip 8220, Pearl Flip 8230, Storm 9530, Storm 9500, Storm2 9550, Storm2 9520, Style 9670, Torch 9850, Torch 9860, Torch 9810, Torch 9800, Tour 9630

    SAMSUNG:
    Nexus S (Open/Generic GSM) Samsung Gem (U.S. Cellular), GT-I9020T, SCH-I100, Illusion, Android, Continuum i400, Fascinate Android Smartphone Droid Charge, SCH-I110

    SCH-I400, SCH-I500, SCH-I510, Galaxy Nexus, 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot, SCH-I515, SCH-LC11, Galaxy Precedent (Straight Talk), Contour (Metro PCS), Contour (Generic CDMA), Chrono (U.S. Cellular), Chrono (Cricket, Generic CDMA ),SCH-M828C, SCH-R250, SCH-R260, SCH-R261, R335C (TracFone), Freeform II (Metro PCS), r375c (TracFone), Comment (Cricket), SCH-R261, SCH-R335C, SCH-R360, SCH-R375C, SCH-R380, Freeform III (Metro PCS), Messager III (Metro PCS), Profile (U.S. Cellular), Profile (Generic CDMA) QWERTY Cell Phone, Samsung Messager Touch (Cricket),SCH-R380, SCH-R570, SCH-R580, SCH-R631, Character (U.S. Cellular ), Repp (U.S. Cellular), SCH-R631, SCH-R640, SCH-R680, Suede (Cricket), Admire (MetroPCS), Vitality (Cricket), Admire (CDMA Generic), Transfix (Cricket), SCH-R710, SCH-R720, SCH-R730, Galaxy S II (U.S. Cellular), Acclaim (U.S. Cellular), Craft (Metro PCS), Galaxy Indulge (Metro PCS)

    Indulge (Cricket), SCH-R760, SCH-R880, SCH-R900, SCH-R910, SCH-R915, Galaxy Attain 4G (MetroPCS), Haven Cell Phone, Gusto, Brightside, Intensity II, SCH-R920, SCH-U320, SCH-U360, SCH-U380, SCH-U460, Convoy 2, SCH-I510, a187, a197, Eternity II, SCH-U660, SCH-I510, SGH-A187, SGH-A197, SGH-A597, Evergreen, Solstice II , Samsung Flight II, Focus, Galaxy Note, SGH-A667, SGH-A817, SGH-A927, SGH-I677, SGH-I717, Galaxy S II Skyrocket, Galaxy S II, Samsung Rugby, SGH-I727, SGH-I777, SGH-I847, DoubleTime, Captivate Android Smartphone, Focus Windows Smartphone, Samsung Captivate Glide Android Smartphone, Focus S, SGH-I857, SGH-I897, SGH-I917, SGH-I927, SGH-I937, t249, Smiley, SGH-T369 Cell,Gravity TXT, Gravity 3, SGH-T249, SGH-T359, SGH-T369, SGH-T379, SGH-T479, Samsung Dart Android, t528 (TracFone), Gravity, Gravity Touch, Exhibit II 4G, SGH-T499, SGH-T528G, SGH-T589, SGH-T669, SGH-T679, Exhibit 4G, Galaxy S Blaze 4G, Sidekick 4G Android Smartphone, Galaxy S 4G Android Smartphone, Samsung Vibrant, ,SGH-T759, SGH-T769, SGH-T839, SGH-T959V, Galaxy S II, SGH-T959, SGH-T989, Conquer 4G Android, Epic 4G Android Smartphone, Factor (Boost), Seek (Boost), SPH-D600, SPH-D700, SPH-M260, SPH-M350, SPH-M360, m370, Trender, Restore (Virgin Mobile), Restore ( PayLo) QWERTY, SPH-M360, SPH-M370, SPH-M380, SPH-M575, Replenish (Boost Mobile) Android, Replenish, Galaxy Prevail (Boost) Android Smartphone, Intercept (Virgin Mobile), Intercept,SPH-M580, SPH-M580, SPH-M820, SPH-M910, SPH-M910, Transform Ultra (Boost), Restore, SPH-M920, SPH-M930, SPH-M930, SCH-I510, SPH-M570, Rugby ll (U.S. Cellular), Seek, Rant (Boost), SGH-A847 SCH-R630 SCH-R630 SPH-M350 SPH-M540 Exec (U.S. Cellular), Reality r355c (TracFone), Strive , Caliber (Metro PCS), SCH-I225 SCH-U820 SCH-R355 SGH-A687 SCH-R860, Reclaim, Behold II Android Mythic, Flight , Moment Android SPH-M560 SGH-T939 SGH-A897 SGH-A797 SPH-M900, , Code (Metro PCS) Caliber (U.S. Cellular), Intrepid m240 m330SCH-I220 SCH-R850 SPH-I350 SPH-M240 SPH-M330 , Reclaim , Messager II Omnia II Instinct HD Messager II SPH-M560 SCH-R560 SCH-I920 SPH-M850 SCH-R560, Exclaim, TwoStep SPH-M550, SWD-M100,SCH-R470, Highnote, Rant m320, m220

    SANYO: 2700, 3810, 3820 Vero, 6750 Katana Eclipse, 6760 Incognito

    6780 Innuendo, E4100 Taho, Katana LX, PRO200, PRO700, S1,

    SHARP: FX, Kin One Microsoft, Kin Two Microsoft,

    SONY ERICSSON: U5a Vivaz, X10a Xperia,
    ZTE: 3200 Peel, E520 Agent

    F160

    F350 Salute, R225

    Nokia 6101 Charger

    Nokia mobile phones

    5800, 6265, 6155, 6165, 6282, 3155, 1208, 2760, 5310, 5610, 6300

    6301, 6111, E61, E62, 6102, 6103, 6125, 6131, 6133, 2760, 2865, 5300, 5310, 6275, 6085, 3555

    N75, 6555, 6126, 6263, 2135, N93, E62, 6101, 1680, 6650, FOLD, 6790, SURGE, 7510

    Samsung M300 Charger

    Samsung mobile phones

    M300 – SCH-R200, SCH-R210 SPEX, SCH-R300, SCH-R410, SCH-R430 MYSHOT, SCH-R450 MESSAGER, SCH-R500 HUE, SCH-R550 JETSET, SCH-R610, SCH-R800 DELVE, , SCH-U310 KNACK

    SCH-U430, SCH-U470 JUKE, SCH-U650 SWAY, SCH-U700 GLEAM MUSE, SCH-U706, SCH-U900 FLIPSHOT, SCH-U940 GLYDE, SGH-A117, SGH-A127, SGH-A137,SGH-A226, SGH-A227, SGH-A237, SGH-A517, SGH-A637, SGH-A737, SGH-A747 SLM, SGH-A767 PROPEL, SGH-A827 ACCESS, SGH-A837 RUGBY, SGH-I617 BLACKJACK II, SGH-I907 EPIX, SGH-T109, SGH-T229, SGH-T339, SGH-T409, SGH-T429, SGH-T439ZBATMB, SGH-T539 BEAT, SGH-T639, SGH-T729 BLAST, SGH-T739 KATALYST, SGH-T819, SPH-A513, SPH-A523, SPH-I325 ACE, SPH-M300, SPH-M305, SPH-M310 SLASH, SPH-M510, SPH-M520, SPH-M800 INSTINCT, SPH-Z400.  Armani P520, DM-s105, i780, J700, miCoach, SCH-R200, SCH-R210 Spex, SCH-R300, SCH-r400 (Metro PCS), SCH-R410 Metro PCS

    SCH-R430 MyShot, SCH-R500 Hue, SCH-R610 Cricket, SCH-U470 Juke, SCH-U700 Gleam, SCH-U706 Muse, SCH-U900 FlipShot, SCH-U940 Glyde, SGH-A117, SGH-A127, SGH-A226, SGH-A517, SGH-A737 / SGH-A736, SGH-A747 SLM, SGH-A827 Access, SGH-F200, SGH-F210, SGH-F490 / SGH-F498, SGH-F700, SGH-G600, SGH-G800, SGH-i450, SGH-i617 BlackJack II, SGH-i640, SGH-L760, SGH-T409, SGH-T429, SGH-T439, SGH-T539 Beat, SGH-T639, SGH-T729 Blast, SGH-T739 Katalyst, SGH-T819, SGH-U900 Soul, SPH-A513 Fin, SPH-A523 Mysto, SPH-i325 Ace, SPH-M300, SPH-M305, SPH-M510, SPH-M520 Qwest / M800 INSTINCT

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    Samsung r225 Charger

    Samsung mobile phones

    A960, D407, X507, D307, E715, S300, S200, C225, N625, A200, A300, A400, A310, V205, A530, X105, P107, A690, T209, T319

    T309, T609, A920, D357, D410, A890, C207, X475, X427, X426, E105, T209, T319, T309, T609, A920, D357, D415, E315, E316, E317, A650

    A420, A960, E635, M500, N625, D415, N330, P207, A790, A795, E600, A570, A670, T719, T619, A900, C417, E335, X495, X497, R225

    Samsung T809 Charger

    Samsung mobile phones

    TRACE, STRIPE, T519

    T629, E807, U420, T509

    D807, T219, T329, T809

    Treo 650 Charger 

    TREO650, TREO 650, TREO700

    TREO 700, TREO680, TREO 680, TREO685, TREO 685, TREO750, TREO 750, TREO755, TREO 755, TREOCENTRO, TREO CENTRO

    TREO690, TREO 690

    Blackberry 8330 Charger

    Blackberry mobile phones

    6210, 6230, 6280, 6510, 7100, 7130, 7110, 7210, 7230, 7510, 8700, 8703, 8800, 8820, 8830, 8300, 8310, 8320, 8330, 8350, CURVE, 8100, 8110, 8120, 8130, PEARL, 9000, BOLD

    HTC G1 Charger

    (with the G1 model phone many GENERIC chargers do not work) stick to original HTC

    HTC 5800, MDA, K-JAM, P4300, WIZARD, VOGUE, S620, S621, EXCALIBUR

    P4350, HERALD, XV6800, P4000, MOGUL, PPC6800, 8525, TILT, 8925, WING, SHADOW, SHADOW2, VX6900, TOUCH, DASH, DIAMOND, G1, DREAM, TOUCHPRO, FUZE, S511, CEDAR, SNAP

    WILLOW, XV6175, OZONE, DASH3G, G2, MYTOUCH,  MY TOUCH

    Nokia 5100 Charger

    Nokia mobile phones

    1100, 1112, 1600, 2115i, 2116i, 2125i, 2270, 2285, 2610, 3100, 3120, 3220, 3300, 3595

    3600, 3620, 3650, 3660, 5100, 5140, 6010, 6015i, 6016i, 6030, 6061, 6100, 6230, 6236i, 6255i, 6256i

    6310i, 6600, 6610, 6670, 6682, 6800, 6820, 6822, 7210, 7270, 7280, 7610, 8290, 8801, 9300, 9500, N-Gage QD

    Pantech C150 Charger

    Pantech mobile phones

    C810, DUO, C150, C520

    BREEZE, C530, SLATE, C740

    MATRIX, C820, MATRIXPRO

    UT Starcom mobile phones

    CDM8630, COUPE, CDM8935, MINI, CDM8950, CDM8975, TXT8010, BLITZ, TXTM8, TXT8026

    Pantech C300 Charger 

    Pantech mobile phones

    C300

    C120, C3B

    When shopping for a replacement or new charger car or house. If you see the model number for your phone in one of the lists other models in that list should be compatible with your phone. (sorry we do not guarantee the compatibility)

    When purchasing a new charger try to get the Original Manufacturer Charger (or OEM) for your model phone. (You do not need or have  to purchase directly from manufacturer or cellular phone provider)  Original chargers and car chargers are usually much dependable the cord is longer and better quality (will last much longer).

     
  • Cellular phone accessories

    Cellular phone accessories is just a must for every mobile phone user. Even if you insist that you just use the phone to make phone calls and nothing else you may find a need for either
    charger if the original charger breaks
    car charger for traveling
    Leather case or holster to keep phone on waist
    Earpiece or hands free for driving
    Bluetooth for driving or just be able to use the phone on the go.
    or maybe even a battery (they don’t last forever)

    Cellular phone accessories are not all one size fits all.

    We will try to help with finding the right accessories for your phone.