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  1. #1
    Howard Eisenhauer
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    Hi all , I bought a "brand-x" in car kit to use with my Nokia phones.
    It works fine with my 7190, but my 3285 & 6310 won't switch into
    handsfree mode when I stick them into the cradle .

    Researching on the net I found that, for the 51/61/71 series at least,
    the phone gets toggled into handsfree by placing a 10K resister
    across the audio out & audio common lines on the bottom connector.
    Playing around I found that does indeed work for the 7190 when I put a
    resister across those contacts, but not on the other two.

    Does any one know if the 32/61 series use a different scheme to
    activate the handsfree mode or are there programming issues at work
    here? They both have "handsfree" settings in the menu but I can't find
    anything thats related to activating the capability. Nokia lists the
    same in car kit (CARK-91) for all three phones, so I can't see them
    being *that* different from each other.

    Any help appreaciated,

    Howard.



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  2. #2
    froggie
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    Re: Help- My in-car kit doesn't work with my Nokia 3285 & 6310

    > Hi all , I bought a "brand-x" in car kit to use with my Nokia phones.
    > It works fine with my 7190, but my 3285 & 6310 won't switch into
    > handsfree mode when I stick them into the cradle .
    > Researching on the net I found that, for the 51/61/71 series at least,
    > the phone gets toggled into handsfree by placing a 10K resister
    > across the audio out & audio common lines on the bottom connector.
    > Playing around I found that does indeed work for the 7190 when I put a
    > resister across those contacts, but not on the other two.
    >
    > Does any one know if the 32/61 series use a different scheme to
    > activate the handsfree mode or are there programming issues at work
    > here? They both have "handsfree" settings in the menu but I can't find
    > anything thats related to activating the capability. Nokia lists the
    > same in car kit (CARK-91) for all three phones, so I can't see them
    > being *that* different from each other.


    I've used my 6310i successfully on an old CARK-91. The only thing I can
    suggest is that if the phone has been dropped, the contacts at the bottom
    might not be working all the time. Usually this causes a more intermittent
    problem but if your handset is refusing to switch into "CAR" mode (which
    displays a car icon in place of the profile name on the 6310i) then perhaps
    you are running an older version of the software?

    A while ago there were some cheap car handsfree kits that were incompatible
    with the 6310i until the software was updated from the first release, it's
    possible you have a similar problem.

    Have you tried cleaning the contacts on the base of the car kit and the
    phone using say, emmery paper and/or a wire brush etc? It's possible the
    resistance is out purely because of chorrosion on the contacts.

    > Any help appreaciated,
    >
    > Howard.


    Hope it helps,
    froggie





  3. #3
    Lars-Erik Østerud
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    Re: Help- My in-car kit doesn't work with my Nokia 3285 & 6310

    froggie skrev:

    > I've used my 6310i successfully on an old CARK-91. The only thing I can
    > suggest is that if the phone has been dropped, the contacts at the bottom


    I had a 3rd party HF kit in my car. Worked with my 6110 and 6210, but
    not with my 6310i - then I had to buy an original Nokia CARK-91 (and
    as soon as I did that Nokia changed their connector - grrrrrrrr :-)

    --
    Lars-Erik - http://home.chello.no/~larse/ - ICQ # 7297605

    Win98se, Asus P4PE, 2.53 GHz, Asus V8420 (Ti4200), SB-Live!



  4. #4
    froggie
    Guest

    Re: Help- My in-car kit doesn't work with my Nokia 3285 & 6310

    > > I've used my 6310i successfully on an old CARK-91. The only thing I can
    > > suggest is that if the phone has been dropped, the contacts at the

    bottom
    >
    > I had a 3rd party HF kit in my car. Worked with my 6110 and 6210, but
    > not with my 6310i - then I had to buy an original Nokia CARK-91 (and
    > as soon as I did that Nokia changed their connector - grrrrrrrr :-)


    Stick with the range, man. Nobody's matched it. There's a few handsets
    similar, but nothign trying to be like the whole family was before it.

    I've owned a 5110, 6210 and 6310 and I don't want to change. I've
    extensively used other nokia/non-nokia families and I know which I like.
    Plus the cark-91 is one of the best car kits, right from day 1 and they've
    never changed it because it doesn't need changing.

    Until now. How frustrating.

    froggie





  5. #5

    Re: Help- My in-car kit doesn't work with my Nokia 3285 & 6310

    On Wed, 12 May 2004 16:05:07 GMT, Lars-Erik Østerud <[email protected]> wrote:

    >froggie skrev:
    >
    >> I've used my 6310i successfully on an old CARK-91. The only thing I can
    >> suggest is that if the phone has been dropped, the contacts at the bottom

    >
    >I had a 3rd party HF kit in my car. Worked with my 6110 and 6210, but
    >not with my 6310i - then I had to buy an original Nokia CARK-91 (and
    >as soon as I did that Nokia changed their connector - grrrrrrrr :-)

    CK-7W seems to be the kit to go for now as it can have a cradle for
    6310i but also works with BlueTooth.


    Alan
    Take DogForAWalk before replying by e-mail



  6. #6
    Lars-Erik Østerud
    Guest

    Re: Help- My in-car kit doesn't work with my Nokia 3285 & 6310

    froggie skrev:

    > Plus the cark-91 is one of the best car kits, right from day 1 and they've
    > never changed it because it doesn't need changing.


    With a real antenna connector. The new "pop-port" HF kit doesn't have
    a real antenna connector, it's some kind of "thingy" that is behind
    the antenna, but not a connector, only somthig "touching" the phone.

    --
    Lars-Erik - http://home.chello.no/~larse/ - ICQ # 7297605

    Win98se, Asus P4PE, 2.53 GHz, Asus V8420 (Ti4200), SB-Live!



  7. #7
    Jeandré Lennox
    Guest

    Re: Help- My in-car kit doesn't work with my Nokia 3285 & 6310

    Nope, for the CK7W there is no cradle for the 6310. You have to use BT to
    connect.

    <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > On Wed, 12 May 2004 16:05:07 GMT, Lars-Erik Østerud <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > >froggie skrev:
    > >
    > >> I've used my 6310i successfully on an old CARK-91. The only thing I can
    > >> suggest is that if the phone has been dropped, the contacts at the

    bottom
    > >
    > >I had a 3rd party HF kit in my car. Worked with my 6110 and 6210, but
    > >not with my 6310i - then I had to buy an original Nokia CARK-91 (and
    > >as soon as I did that Nokia changed their connector - grrrrrrrr :-)

    > CK-7W seems to be the kit to go for now as it can have a cradle for
    > 6310i but also works with BlueTooth.
    >
    >
    > Alan
    > Take DogForAWalk before replying by e-mail






  8. #8

    Re: Help- My in-car kit doesn't work with my Nokia 3285 & 6310

    On Wed, 19 May 2004 13:44:56 +0200, "Jeandré Lennox"
    <[email protected]> wrote:


    ><[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]
    >> On Wed, 12 May 2004 16:05:07 GMT, Lars-Erik Østerud <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >> >froggie skrev:
    >> >
    >> >> I've used my 6310i successfully on an old CARK-91. The only thing I can
    >> >> suggest is that if the phone has been dropped, the contacts at the

    >bottom
    >> >
    >> >I had a 3rd party HF kit in my car. Worked with my 6110 and 6210, but
    >> >not with my 6310i - then I had to buy an original Nokia CARK-91 (and
    >> >as soon as I did that Nokia changed their connector - grrrrrrrr :-)

    >> CK-7W seems to be the kit to go for now as it can have a cradle for
    >> 6310i but also works with BlueTooth.
    >>
    >>
    >> Alan
    >> Take DogForAWalk before replying by e-mail

    >
    >Nope, for the CK7W there is no cradle for the 6310. You have to use BT to
    >connect.
    >

    I stand corrected, for the 6310i it is just a holder not a wired
    cradle, however it's the nearest thing to a universal kit that Nokia
    are likely to come up with.


    Alan
    Take DogForAWalk before replying by e-mail



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