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For devices where you can't remove the battery in such situations hold power button down for 8 seconds until 3 vibrations felt then re-start normally; this is synonymous to removing battery so no need to wait until battery fully discharged, which can sometimes cause it's own issues!
Symbian specialist until 31/01/2013 with interests in Maemo & MeeGo but an aversion to Windows!
2012-04-10 10:18 - edited 2012-04-10 10:21
damn. I wish I'd read this page first before I started to mangle this cr appy phone for freezing on me. I managed to get it to work, but now it looks so ghetto
thany you very much, i was scared and i was litteraly just about to through my phone through the window when none of the other solluions worked
I cant thank you enough... it works
Been having the same problems, sent away to (3) but refused to repair it, calling it accidental damage? Being an Electronic Engineer i did a bit of digging and found the solution for me....I took a fiber glass pen (or any contact cleaner) and cleaned the contacts on my memory card (the contacts looked to have glazed over) The phone sprang back into life, much faster with no lag.....hope this works for you...
Gah. Had to reboot up my laptop to check, but this is definitely the advisable option to do when the phone is frozen.
Bit tricky to hold all 4 buttons at the same time, but it definitely works! Holding down the power button by itself did nothing.
OMG thx so much for this tip. I've only just seen it. I figured out letting the battery run down but the four button trick??!! .... thank you.
pressed all buttons,phone stopped ringig!! great!!! but then screen remains off, could hear message alerts but can't see them!!! plz help!!!
2012-11-05 0:40 - edited 2012-11-05 0:41
You can try rebooting the phone by pressing and holding the power button for around 10 seconds until the phone vibrates 3 times in quick succession.