All About Symbian - Nokia (S60) and Sony Ericsson (UIQ) smartphones unwrapped

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Old 29-12-2009, 04:23 PM
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eBlast did the job as promised very swiftly. It would seem that Westcom Phone Repairs, Clifton Village, Bristol didn't replace the sponge for the GPS as they said they had. eBlast showed me the one they had removed and the claim form for Nokia.
Please tell me, what did the sponge look like?

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Old 30-12-2009, 10:18 AM
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The old one was about ~5 mm square by 2-3mm thick, metallic foam. The repair guys said the new one is about twice the size.

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Old 30-12-2009, 10:35 AM
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The one I saw was on a roll, looked to be grey in colour, about 1cm square (possibly more like 9mm), and only about 1-2mm thick.

But the reception is now pretty good so Im happy.

Still, when the rumours came about about new parts, sponges, backplates, fittings, fixings, shieldings etc, and shortages of parts, I imagined some new specific parts, not just off the shelf adhesive sponges!

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Old 30-12-2009, 02:44 PM
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Hi,

I typically get a GPS lock in 10 seconds on my N97.

The performance in ovi maps is very laggy especially on Navigation mode. My position is typically reported as 100M behind my actual location.

Do you think my GPS may be faulty or is this 'Normal' N97 GPS behaviour?

Thanks,

Ash

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Old 30-12-2009, 06:58 PM
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By 100 meters behind your position, are you referring to the actual position display on the map or the voice navigation.

I have noticed that the voice navigation "rounds up" to the next hundred yards (I use Imperial units) and as such can seem like it is behind.

With regard to the map display, the positioning algorithm for navigation is trying to give enough of an offset to show the upcoming street for any potention turns so it seldom will show you "on" the intersection if you are the first car. In "My Location" mode (2D), it still maintains this offset and then jumps when you finally are detected as crossing the intersection.

Just poorly designed software for navigation.

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Old 02-01-2010, 11:27 AM
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Has anyone found anywhere in London that will do the repairs on the spot?

Took mine to a place near Old Street:

The Word
Old Street Roundabout, 213 Old Street
London, EC1V 9NR
Tel: 0207 490 7490
Fax: 0207 490 0700

but they told me they'd have to send it away and it would take 10 days.

Also... those of you that have had the repair done - did they check the product number or anything like that (I have changed mine in order to update firmware which I know technically invalidates the warranty)?

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Old 05-01-2010, 10:35 AM
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I'm having trouble finding someone who can do it in a day in the London area.

If anyone knows of anyone in London, can they post the details here please?

Thanks

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Old 06-01-2010, 12:18 AM
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I'm having trouble finding someone who can do it in a day in the London area.

If anyone knows of anyone in London, can they post the details here please?

Thanks
Yesterday afternoon I took mine to "Fone Palace" in the Docklands.

They did the GPS but initially said that they couldn't do the lens cover. They said that Nokia weren't allowing it - he said that it was dust and grit getting into the mechanism, and it was my fault for keeping it in my pocket, and should keep it in one of those things you attach to your belt instead. Which I thought was kind of ridiculous. When I questioned them and said are you really sure Nokia are saying you can't do this... he went into the back of the shop for a bit and then came out and said yes they would do it after all but they were out of stock of the relevant bit. He said to call them again in a couple of weeks, and once they had the part they would do it on the spot (like they did the GPS).

I also phoned another branch of "Fone Palace" on Pentonville Rd - they also said they'd do it but were out of stock and to try calling again next week.

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Old 06-01-2010, 10:17 AM
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The guys who fixed my phone had to wait about 2 weeks or so for new chassis. My keylock slider was broken but they said for the camera fix it's a new chassis as well. The repair took them about 30 mins.

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Old 06-01-2010, 12:32 PM
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Thanks Colin, I will give them a try

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Old 07-01-2010, 09:26 AM
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Nokia phones have a two year warrenty. Mine was free.

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Old 19-02-2010, 06:45 PM
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just had mine done at the Car Phone Warehouse Marsh Mills in Plymouth it took less than 1/2 hour

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Old 03-06-2010, 06:20 AM
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Old 03-06-2010, 11:57 PM
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sent mine off to nokia after checking my warranty online. got it back 10 days later and camera lens is spot on, however only managed to get GPS to lock once since. Don't want to have to send it to nokia again for another 10 days, so anyone know any service centres near Burnley, Lancs?
 

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