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  1. #1
    Uncle Dave
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    It's driving me crazy!!!!

    I can't find the manual for the Pay As You Go Nokia we bought about
    five years ago. It usually just sits in the car for emergencies but I
    just got a smaller lighter "free" mobile and I would like to take the
    SIM card from the Nokia and put it into the new one so we might even
    take it out of the car some time.

    Having spent hours trying to find something on-line to tell me about
    it, I THINK it's a 3000 series - it's one of those common or garden
    Nokias everyone had around the turn of the century and was bought in
    September 2001.

    It has a push-in catch of contrasting colour at the bottom on the back
    and two contrasting catch-like things, one on either side. Poking,
    prodding, pulling haven't worked so far. Smashing is probably the only
    asnwer but it cost 125 new and even though it's now worthless I don't
    really want to break it.

    HTF DO I GET INTO IT??!!

    Many many thanks in advance for any help.

    UD

    (Supreme irony - at Nokia's website, it tells you where to find the
    model number, yes, it's inside!)




    See More: How Do I Open My Nokia?




  2. #2

    Re: How Do I Open My Nokia?

    On 4 Jun 2006 06:41:17 -0700, "Uncle Dave" <[email protected]> scrawled

    >It's driving me crazy!!!!
    >
    >I can't find the manual for the Pay As You Go Nokia we bought about
    >five years ago. It usually just sits in the car for emergencies but I
    >just got a smaller lighter "free" mobile and I would like to take the
    >SIM card from the Nokia and put it into the new one so we might even
    >take it out of the car some time.
    >
    >Having spent hours trying to find something on-line to tell me about
    >it, I THINK it's a 3000 series - it's one of those common or garden
    >Nokias everyone had around the turn of the century and was bought in
    >September 2001.
    >
    >It has a push-in catch of contrasting colour at the bottom on the back
    >and two contrasting catch-like things, one on either side. Poking,
    >prodding, pulling haven't worked so far. Smashing is probably the only
    >asnwer but it cost 125 new and even though it's now worthless I don't
    >really want to break it.
    >
    >HTF DO I GET INTO IT??!!
    >
    >Many many thanks in advance for any help.
    >
    >UD
    >
    >(Supreme irony - at Nokia's website, it tells you where to find the
    >model number, yes, it's inside!)


    Before you destroy what might be a good though old 'phone, have a look
    through the range of mobiles on an accessories website and see if you can
    identify the model. Can you take a photo of it?

    Could it be a 3210. 3310, 3330?

    Have you tried the really stupidest thing, taking it into a local shop and
    asking them to open it

    Tarra!



  3. #3
    CheggersPop
    Guest

    Re: How Do I Open My Nokia?

    [email protected] submitted this idea :
    > On 4 Jun 2006 06:41:17 -0700, "Uncle Dave" <[email protected]> scrawled
    >
    >> It's driving me crazy!!!!
    >>
    >> I can't find the manual for the Pay As You Go Nokia we bought about
    >> five years ago. It usually just sits in the car for emergencies but I
    >> just got a smaller lighter "free" mobile and I would like to take the
    >> SIM card from the Nokia and put it into the new one so we might even
    >> take it out of the car some time.
    >>
    >> Having spent hours trying to find something on-line to tell me about
    >> it, I THINK it's a 3000 series - it's one of those common or garden
    >> Nokias everyone had around the turn of the century and was bought in
    >> September 2001.
    >>
    >> It has a push-in catch of contrasting colour at the bottom on the back
    >> and two contrasting catch-like things, one on either side. Poking,
    >> prodding, pulling haven't worked so far. Smashing is probably the only
    >> asnwer but it cost 125 new and even though it's now worthless I don't
    >> really want to break it.
    >>
    >> HTF DO I GET INTO IT??!!
    >>
    >> Many many thanks in advance for any help.
    >>
    >> UD
    >>
    >> (Supreme irony - at Nokia's website, it tells you where to find the
    >> model number, yes, it's inside!)

    >
    > Before you destroy what might be a good though old 'phone, have a look
    > through the range of mobiles on an accessories website and see if you can
    > identify the model. Can you take a photo of it?
    >
    > Could it be a 3210. 3310, 3330?
    >
    > Have you tried the really stupidest thing, taking it into a local shop and
    > asking them to open it
    >
    > Tarra!


    Lay it face down on a surface, apply half pressuse to the push in catch
    and then slide?





  4. #4
    Yeah yeah
    Guest

    Re: How Do I Open My Nokia?

    surely this is a wind-up

    "Uncle Dave" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    It's driving me crazy!!!!

    I can't find the manual for the Pay As You Go Nokia we bought about
    five years ago. It usually just sits in the car for emergencies but I
    just got a smaller lighter "free" mobile and I would like to take the
    SIM card from the Nokia and put it into the new one so we might even
    take it out of the car some time.

    Having spent hours trying to find something on-line to tell me about
    it, I THINK it's a 3000 series - it's one of those common or garden
    Nokias everyone had around the turn of the century and was bought in
    September 2001.

    It has a push-in catch of contrasting colour at the bottom on the back
    and two contrasting catch-like things, one on either side. Poking,
    prodding, pulling haven't worked so far. Smashing is probably the only
    asnwer but it cost 125 new and even though it's now worthless I don't
    really want to break it.

    HTF DO I GET INTO IT??!!

    Many many thanks in advance for any help.

    UD

    (Supreme irony - at Nokia's website, it tells you where to find the
    model number, yes, it's inside!)





  5. #5
    Me
    Guest

    Re: How Do I Open My Nokia?

    "Yeah yeah" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > surely this is a wind-up
    >
    > "Uncle Dave" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > It's driving me crazy!!!!
    >
    > I can't find the manual for the Pay As You Go Nokia we bought about
    > five years ago. It usually just sits in the car for emergencies but I
    > just got a smaller lighter "free" mobile and I would like to take the
    > SIM card from the Nokia and put it into the new one so we might even
    > take it out of the car some time.
    >
    > Having spent hours trying to find something on-line to tell me about
    > it, I THINK it's a 3000 series - it's one of those common or garden
    > Nokias everyone had around the turn of the century and was bought in
    > September 2001.
    >
    > It has a push-in catch of contrasting colour at the bottom on the back
    > and two contrasting catch-like things, one on either side. Poking,
    > prodding, pulling haven't worked so far. Smashing is probably the only
    > asnwer but it cost 125 new and even though it's now worthless I don't
    > really want to break it.
    >
    > HTF DO I GET INTO IT??!!
    >
    > Many many thanks in advance for any help.
    >
    > UD
    >
    > (Supreme irony - at Nokia's website, it tells you where to find the
    > model number, yes, it's inside!)
    >
    >

    You can't find one from:
    http://www.europe.nokia.com/nokia/0,,4302,00.html

    Hit *#0000# and tell us what is says (some old phones may need a different
    sequence), this will tell the phone model without opening it (from the shown
    data one would figure out the sales identity).

    But really, as suggested previously, most open by pressing the unlock latch
    and sliding the back cover off (some need a bit of force for the first
    couple of removal attempts).





  6. #6
    Lister
    Guest

    Re: How Do I Open My Nokia?

    "Me" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > "Yeah yeah" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >> surely this is a wind-up
    >>
    >> "Uncle Dave" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]
    >> It's driving me crazy!!!!
    >>
    >> I can't find the manual for the Pay As You Go Nokia we bought about
    >> five years ago. It usually just sits in the car for emergencies but I
    >> just got a smaller lighter "free" mobile and I would like to take the
    >> SIM card from the Nokia and put it into the new one so we might even
    >> take it out of the car some time.
    >>
    >> Having spent hours trying to find something on-line to tell me about
    >> it, I THINK it's a 3000 series - it's one of those common or garden
    >> Nokias everyone had around the turn of the century and was bought in
    >> September 2001.
    >>
    >> It has a push-in catch of contrasting colour at the bottom on the back
    >> and two contrasting catch-like things, one on either side. Poking,
    >> prodding, pulling haven't worked so far. Smashing is probably the only
    >> asnwer but it cost 125 new and even though it's now worthless I don't
    >> really want to break it.
    >>
    >> HTF DO I GET INTO IT??!!
    >>
    >> Many many thanks in advance for any help.
    >>
    >> UD
    >>
    >> (Supreme irony - at Nokia's website, it tells you where to find the
    >> model number, yes, it's inside!)
    >>
    >>

    > You can't find one from:
    > http://www.europe.nokia.com/nokia/0,,4302,00.html
    >
    > Hit *#0000# and tell us what is says (some old phones may need a different
    > sequence), this will tell the phone model without opening it (from the
    > shown data one would figure out the sales identity).
    >
    > But really, as suggested previously, most open by pressing the unlock
    > latch and sliding the back cover off (some need a bit of force for the
    > first couple of removal attempts).
    >
    >


    Some really are a pain if they haven't been opened for a long time ( 3210's
    and 3310's can be really stuck)
    they just take a bit of extra umph..
    with the help of a flat bladed screw driver or dinner knife ( round/stub
    ended) carefully
    place the end in to the bottom of phone between rear cover and chassis now
    whilst pushing the button
    carefully lift the knife up towards the top of the phone.
    takes a bit of jiggling around but you will do it.
    We get quite a few older nokia 33/32's in that people can't get undone and
    we always use this method.
    just be carefull and take you time and you WILL get the Back cover off
    without marking the phone.
    Before replacing cover just clean round the chassis/cover and remove dust
    /dirt and all should slide back on/off again no problem..



    --
    (.(*. .*).)
    .. LISTER ..
    (.(.* *.).)
    www.eastcoastpc.co.uk





  7. #7
    Uncle Dave
    Guest

    Re: How Do I Open My Nokia?

    Uncle Dave wrote:

    Thanks to all who replied and no, it wasn't a wind up :-) I'd always
    thought it was a masterpiece example from the Ministry of Crap Design
    (see Ben Elton) and that was proved when I took it into the local shop
    and the guy showed me how to open it.

    Not content with designing a power button which is virtually impossible
    to use with a cover, the Nokia Master Designer had cleverly disguised
    the catch you need to press sp as to make it look as though it was
    separatre from the cover. It isn't so though you think you have to get
    the darn thing away from the cover you actually don't.

    It's the easiest thing in the world to do once you know the secret...

    Cheers

    UD




  8. #8

    Re: How Do I Open My Nokia?

    On 5 Jun 2006 05:57:48 -0700, "Uncle Dave" <[email protected]> scrawled

    >Uncle Dave wrote:
    >
    >Thanks to all who replied and no, it wasn't a wind up :-) I'd always
    >thought it was a masterpiece example from the Ministry of Crap Design
    >(see Ben Elton) and that was proved when I took it into the local shop
    >and the guy showed me how to open it.
    >
    >Not content with designing a power button which is virtually impossible
    >to use with a cover, the Nokia Master Designer had cleverly disguised
    >the catch you need to press sp as to make it look as though it was
    >separatre from the cover. It isn't so though you think you have to get
    >the darn thing away from the cover you actually don't.
    >
    >It's the easiest thing in the world to do once you know the secret...
    >
    >Cheers
    >
    >UD


    And of course, now you know which model Nokia it is are you going to let us
    all know?

    Tarra!




  9. #9
    Uncle Dave
    Guest

    Re: How Do I Open My Nokia?

    [email protected] wrote:
    >
    > And of course, now you know which model Nokia it is are you going to let us
    > all know?


    3100 I think. It's at home and I'm not :-(

    Cheers

    UD




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