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Old 06-14-2007, 06:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I thought the microphone hole at the lower right of the keypad was a reset hole, and the tech support guy didn't know either so I poked it repeatedly. Then I noticed it was a microphone hole and saw a tiny metal grille inside the hole. Does anyone know how sturdy this grille is? I poked it kind of hard, not with all my might, but quite firmly when I didn't feel a tactile response indicating a reset. Crap.
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Old 06-14-2007, 06:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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My first question is 'what tech support' guy? At the Verizon store, or where you work?
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Old 06-14-2007, 06:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The Verizon tech support guy on the phone. I had to reset my phone, and he was helping me. Unfortunately, he didn't know what the hole was for, and I poked it.
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Old 06-14-2007, 06:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
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never poke a hole, you don't know what it's for. A good lesson in all things, not just BB's
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Old 06-14-2007, 06:40 PM   #5 (permalink)
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never poke a hole, you don't know what it's for. A good lesson in all things, not just BB's
Lol! Nicely said!
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Old 06-14-2007, 06:41 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Does the mic still work? If so dont worry about it.
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Old 06-14-2007, 07:22 PM   #7 (permalink)
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never poke a hole, you don't know what it's for. A good lesson in all things, not just BB's
^ Thats Great! Hehe
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never poke a hole, you don't know what it's for. A good lesson in all things, not just BB's
If someone just would have told this to me back in my college days
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Old 06-15-2007, 12:47 AM   #9 (permalink)
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If someone just would have told this to me back in my college days

ROFLMAO!!
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I thought the microphone hole at the lower right of the keypad was a reset hole, and the tech support guy didn't know either so I poked it repeatedly. Then I noticed it was a microphone hole and saw a tiny metal grille inside the hole. Does anyone know how sturdy this grille is? I poked it kind of hard, not with all my might, but quite firmly when I didn't feel a tactile response indicating a reset. Crap.
Are you nuts? how long have you been using a cell phone?
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Old 06-15-2007, 04:48 AM   #11 (permalink)
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never poke a hole, you don't know what it's for. A good lesson in all things, not just BB's

HA HA HA!That's GREAT!
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Old 06-15-2007, 10:49 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Darwinism at it's finest.
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Old 06-15-2007, 11:00 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Some people poke any ol' hole, EVEN when they DO know what they are used for...
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Old 06-15-2007, 11:42 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Does anyone know how sturdy this grille is?
If it works, don't worry about it. If it doesn't then good luck getting the mic fixed.

Be sure to read the manuals and FAQ's. All BB's* are reset either by a batter pull (hard reset), Alt-Right Shift-Del (soft reset) or Alt-Right Shift-Del twice (hard reset).


*Some older models had a reset button under the battery door but I mean old as in like the 6230's (black and white screen) and so on.
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Old 06-15-2007, 02:39 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Cool possibly you had been connected

to a palm helpdesk or the guy had a fresh transfer
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Old 06-15-2007, 02:57 PM   #16 (permalink)
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i really don't want to sound mean here...but it's kind of suiting to have everyone here now take a "poke" at you...

had i been the one to make this mistake i would have kept it a secret forever...

and in all seriousness, return your unit if you can. it can't be good to have a pin jammed at the microphone.
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Old 06-15-2007, 03:47 PM   #17 (permalink)
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.....So I asked my wife to pretend she was my phone and......

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Old 06-15-2007, 05:54 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Some people poke any ol' hole, EVEN when they DO know what they are used for...
Guilty as charged
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