6230 bug: Alarm clock resets time/date

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It happened twice already for my 6230:

1) Set alarm clock
2) Turn off phone
3) Alarm does not go on at preset time
4) Turn on the phone after the alarm preset time to check what is going on
5) Phone leads to the time/date setup screen, with date reset at 2004/01/01

How do I check the firmware version?


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  1. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.nokia (More info?)

    On Thu, 10 Jun 2004 23:05:01 +0800, "Ellis Chan"
    <minghang@netvigator.com> wrote:

    >It happened twice already for my 6230:
    >
    >1) Set alarm clock
    >2) Turn off phone
    >3) Alarm does not go on at preset time
    >4) Turn on the phone after the alarm preset time to check what is going on
    >5) Phone leads to the time/date setup screen, with date reset at 2004/01/01
    >
    >How do I check the firmware version?

    #*0000#

    Latest is 3.17
  2. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.nokia (More info?)

    On Thu, 10 Jun 2004 17:29:01 +0100, ƧØÞ <no.spam@nowhere.net> wrote:

    >On Thu, 10 Jun 2004 23:05:01 +0800, "Ellis Chan"
    ><minghang@netvigator.com> wrote:
    >
    >>It happened twice already for my 6230:
    >>
    >>1) Set alarm clock
    >>2) Turn off phone
    >>3) Alarm does not go on at preset time
    >>4) Turn on the phone after the alarm preset time to check what is going on
    >>5) Phone leads to the time/date setup screen, with date reset at 2004/01/01
    >>
    >>How do I check the firmware version?
    >
    >#*0000#
    >
    >Latest is 3.17

    its *#0000#
  3. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.nokia (More info?)

    You were charging the phone while it was off, right?

    Sorry to tell you this, but your phone has a problem in the hardware. It's
    not a software bug that resets the date and time of your phone. It's nothing
    related to the firmware.
    There seems to be a huge quantity of 6230's with this problem. I personally
    think that probably ALL the first 6230's had this hardware fault. Many of
    the phones which work (or perhaps all, and mine is one of these) bear clear
    signs of post-production repair, probably under secret Nokia instructions I
    think, into laboratories which were not sufficiently "professional" to do
    the job without leaving traces. Then the repaired phones were sold in the
    shops.
    I am convinced that you, like many others, are one of those whose phone were
    not "intercepted" for repair before being sold, so I stongly suggest you go
    to the nearest Nokia service centre and get your phone serviced. Nokia
    should know very well of this problem, although I doubt it will admit it.

    P.S.: It seems that the 6230's are very hard to find in the shops... don't
    you smell something? Just to think badly... could it be that they were are
    recalled for being serviced even before being distributed?

    P.S.2.: You can find a very interesting article about this subject here:
    http://www.mobile-review.com/articles/2004/nokia6230-en.shtml
  4. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.nokia (More info?)

    On Fri, 11 Jun 2004 10:49:45 +0200, "Junior" <tropical@email.it>
    wrote:

    >You were charging the phone while it was off, right?
    >
    >Sorry to tell you this, but your phone has a problem in the hardware. It's
    >not a software bug that resets the date and time of your phone. It's nothing
    >related to the firmware.
    >There seems to be a huge quantity of 6230's with this problem. I personally
    >think that probably ALL the first 6230's had this hardware fault.

    I bought my 6230 on the day of release a couple of months back. No
    problems at all with the clock resetting. In fact I now use the phone
    as my primary alarm clock since the alarm is really good (loud, but
    comes in gradually).


    [..]
    >P.S.: It seems that the 6230's are very hard to find in the shops... don't
    >you smell something?

    Yep, a troll. Get back under your bridge.

    Gav
  5. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.nokia (More info?)

    Gav wrote:
    > Yep, a troll. Get back under your bridge.
    >

    EH? You're off your tree
  6. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.nokia (More info?)

    On Mon, 14 Jun 2004 19:48:25 +0100, ":: Dazza ::" <Dazza@'net.com>
    wrote:

    >Gav wrote:
    >> Yep, a troll. Get back under your bridge.
    >>
    >
    >EH? You're off your tree

    The person who's off his tree is the conspiracy theorist.


    Gav
  7. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.nokia (More info?)

    No. The phone was not charging.

    "Junior" <tropical@email.it> wrote in message
    news:2ita25FqpjerU1@uni-berlin.de...
    > You were charging the phone while it was off, right?
    >
    > Sorry to tell you this, but your phone has a problem in the hardware. It's
    > not a software bug that resets the date and time of your phone. It's
    nothing
    > related to the firmware.
    > There seems to be a huge quantity of 6230's with this problem. I
    personally
    > think that probably ALL the first 6230's had this hardware fault. Many of
    > the phones which work (or perhaps all, and mine is one of these) bear
    clear
    > signs of post-production repair, probably under secret Nokia instructions
    I
    > think, into laboratories which were not sufficiently "professional" to do
    > the job without leaving traces. Then the repaired phones were sold in the
    > shops.
    > I am convinced that you, like many others, are one of those whose phone
    were
    > not "intercepted" for repair before being sold, so I stongly suggest you
    go
    > to the nearest Nokia service centre and get your phone serviced. Nokia
    > should know very well of this problem, although I doubt it will admit it.
    >
    > P.S.: It seems that the 6230's are very hard to find in the shops... don't
    > you smell something? Just to think badly... could it be that they were are
    > recalled for being serviced even before being distributed?
    >
    > P.S.2.: You can find a very interesting article about this subject here:
    > http://www.mobile-review.com/articles/2004/nokia6230-en.shtml
    >
    >
  8. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.nokia (More info?)

    "Gav" <gavs_usenet@mungedup.swissonline.ch.invalid> wrote in message
    news:40ca00a9.4430360@news.swissonline.ch...
    > On Fri, 11 Jun 2004 10:49:45 +0200, "Junior" <tropical@email.it>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >You were charging the phone while it was off, right?
    > >
    > >Sorry to tell you this, but your phone has a problem in the hardware.
    It's
    > >not a software bug that resets the date and time of your phone. It's
    nothing
    > >related to the firmware.
    > >There seems to be a huge quantity of 6230's with this problem. I
    personally
    > >think that probably ALL the first 6230's had this hardware fault.
    >
    > I bought my 6230 on the day of release a couple of months back.

    Me too. Bought brand new in a shop 2 months ago, regularly imported and sold
    by Nokia Italy (I live in this country). Well, it has much probably been
    repaired before reaching the shop. The only part of the screen that can be
    seen (by opening the sim compartment) is in fact brown coloured, whereas it
    should be silver metal colour. Read the article I cited to understand what
    I'm saying.

    No
    > problems at all with the clock resetting.

    Neither I, have problems of this kind. In fact, my phone has been repaired
    (much probably for THIS defect) before reaching the shop.

    > In fact I now use the phone
    > as my primary alarm clock since the alarm is really good (loud, but
    > comes in gradually).
    >

    I've always used the phone as primary alarm clock, It is a must-feature for
    me, and this is good on this field. I know how the alarmclock works, as
    every owner of a 6230 I belive does. You don't need to explain.
    However, how the alarmclock perfarms has absolutely nothing to do with the
    issue of the date and time resetting...

    >
    > [..]
    > >P.S.: It seems that the 6230's are very hard to find in the shops...
    don't
    > >you smell something?
    >
    > Yep, a troll. Get back under your bridge.
    >

    Do you work at Nokia's?

    > Gav
    >

    Junior.
  9. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.nokia (More info?)

    >
    > The person who's off his tree is the conspiracy theorist.
    >

    You are just lucky to have a phone that has no hardware problems, like me.
    I would like to have heard your opinion if your phone had problems, like
    those of many others...
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