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    Blank Screen

    Razr V3. My daughter sent me this phone. Our cell phone burned in our motor home. Any way, I plugged in the charger and the key board lighted but not the screen. Wondering: Is this because I do not have a sims card, am I doing something wrong, or is the phone broke?

    Would seem that some one could answer the question simply by removing their sims card to see if the screen goes blank. I do not have another cell phone to do this myself. Before investing more money I just want to know if it is worth the chance. Look I'm 81 and am not very technically inclined, so help. Thanks
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    No, it is not any Sim Card issue.
    It is a bit more complicated. I guess that the phone needs its software reinstalled. Called flashing.
    For that you need to install the Motorola drivers on your PC or Laptop and connect the Phone via USB cable. Then with a Program like RSD Lite it would be possible to see what Bootloader is on the Phone, and how it could be repaired.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EarleH View Post
    Razr V3. My daughter sent me this phone. Our cell phone burned in our motor home. Any way, I plugged in the charger and the key board lighted but not the screen. Wondering: Is this because I do not have a sims card, am I doing something wrong, or is the phone broke?

    Would seem that some one could answer the question simply by removing their sims card to see if the screen goes blank. I do not have another cell phone to do this myself. Before investing more money I just want to know if it is worth the chance. Look I'm 81 and am not very technically inclined, so help. Thanks
    The screen will still light up without a sim card installed, and say "Insert SIM". If the hinge seems rather loose on one side, there's a good chance the flex cable between the two halves is broken. Best get another phone compatible with your carrier. Your old sim may still work, if it didn't melt from the heat, so your contacts wouldn't be lost.
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    Your old sim may still work


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