Nokia 2730 not working.
February 17, 2011 4:21 PM   Subscribe

Today I bought a Nokia 2730; stupidly, I took the battery out before taking it home. Now, even though it says the battery is charged, the phone won't work. Help!

Sequence of event:

1) bought the phone, had the SIM card put in, made a call;
2) took out the battery;
3) put the battery back in;
4) phone not working (black screen);
5) put the phone on charge: "battery charging" icon appears, and eventually "battery full" message;
6) but when I disconnect the phone from the charger, it won't work (black screen).

Am I screwed? What should I do?
posted by Monday, stony Monday to Technology (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Sounds like maybe you're pushing the wrong button to turn it on.
posted by jon1270 at 4:25 PM on February 17, 2011 [2 favorites]

Or assuming that it's switched on by virtue of the charging icons, which generally isn't the case with Nokias -- my old, old Nokia does exactly the same.
posted by holgate at 4:36 PM on February 17, 2011

Oh, crap. It works. (the power key is the "end call" key).
posted by Monday, stony Monday at 4:42 PM on February 17, 2011 [1 favorite]

Bring it back to the point of purchase and tell them yours is not working and would like to exchange it for a working one. When they give you new one, ask to switch batteries to see if it is truly charged. If yes, keep that one.
posted by AugustWest at 4:43 PM on February 17, 2011

I love this post.
posted by leotrotsky at 6:58 PM on February 17, 2011 [4 favorites]

To be fair, not all phones need to be turned on. Blackberry phones in particular (at least the ones I've had) will power up as soon as you put the battery in. So the OP may not have ever had a phone that you had to power on.

And hadn't ever had a modern smartphone, which occasionally requires a complete shutdown and restart to make it work right again. Oh Palm OS, I miss you.
posted by intermod at 7:23 PM on February 17, 2011

My GF had the same problem for the same reason. Turns out that we get extra jumpy about "possible issues" because of the old Nokias' tendency to randomly turn off. Also the melody makes people dizzy.
posted by Namlit at 1:44 AM on February 18, 2011

I previously had an LG Rumour 2 (which broke), that had the same "problem"; I've come late to the cell phone game, so I sort of expected a more conventional on/off setup (like the slide you have on many portable gaming consoles).
posted by Monday, stony Monday at 6:08 AM on February 18, 2011

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