- Phone won't turn on
- Poor Reception
- Phone is not vibrating
- Key Pad is not working
- Problems connecting to Internet
Phone won't turn on
No matter what you do, you can't get your phone to turn on.
Hold down the on switch
Before delving into the guts of your phone, hold down the ON switch on the phone. If this doesn't work, read on.
Remove the battery
If the phone won't turn on, try removing the battery and restarting the phone to see if it turns on. If it still doesn't turn on, the battery is probably dead. Use the following guide to show you how to remove the battery and replace it. Samsung Spex - R210 Battery Replacement
If the battery is dead or the phone is not charged, there are two options that you have. The first option is to remove the battery connector. The other option is to purchase a new battery for the phone.
It is possible that it appears nothing is happening because the display is bad. If the battery is charged and fully functional, but it does not light up as it should, it is possible the display is bad and must be replaced.
You can't make any calls or get text messages.
The signal bars do not lit up in the notification bar. The area you are in doesn't have a signal tower or have signal reflectors. Move over to another area where you have better reception.
You may need to either replace your antenna or have it re wired. Use the following guide to replace the antenna. Samsung SPEX SCH-R210 antenna Replacement
Phone is not vibrating
When you receive a call or a notification, the phone does not vibrate.
Phone is set in silent/sleep mode
Your phone is set to silent mode. This feature can be change through your phone settings.
Broken Vibrating Mechanism
Vibrating mechanism may be broken, and need to be replaced for it to function.
Key Pad is not working
You press on the keys and the phone does not display what you are pressing.
Key Pad is locked
Your key pad may be locked, which can be unlocked by pressing the power key.
Key Pad may be broken
Key pad may be broken and lost connection to the motherboard. It will need to be replaced. Use the following guide to replace the keypad. Samsung SPEX SCH-R210 Keypad Replacement
Problems connecting to Internet
The phone will not connect to the Internet.
Internet plan not activated
Call your provider to activate your internet plan for it to work.
The signal bars do not lit up in the notification bar. Your current location may not have cellular signal.