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Author How I fixed my k800i joystick - Step-by-step with pics
Lo-couk
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Posted: 2007-05-12 21:28
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At 180.00 I' going to put my faith in the warrentee for the next 8 months. So far so good with problems with my 4th SE K800i...
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Jort
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Posted: 2007-05-18 19:46
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I also tried it, it definatly improved but the DOWN key is still a bit lame at times, those things you are suppose to bend are just very very smal and but the the right tools this is a great solution!!...
KingBooker5
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Posted: 2007-05-18 19:54
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I have a much simpiler way.

I had the same thing with my w800. But if you move the joystic around vigirously for a few seconds it works with no problem! I havnt had a joystick prob since!
Hepperz
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Posted: 2007-05-23 15:49
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Just thought I'd say thanks to the guy who put these instructions together!

I was so fed up with my phone that it nearly got thrown around the room a few times.

Tried this trick today and it was so simple to do and has worked really well. I think I'm going to do it again as my down isn't working 100% of the time.

Now my phone is usable again!! Cheers!
cph73
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Posted: 2007-05-30 09:33
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Forget the knockers who are quick to criticise - THIS METHOD WORKS !!
All you doubters have to do is be very careful and follow it to the letter.

But I would recommend using a (flatend) minature screwdriver.
If you get lucky like me, you can take out the keys still attached to the rubber pad - they all came out at once.
This saved some time i guess.
Just be careful with your mini screwdriver when levering out the buttons (top,middle first -joystick side)
My phones ''down shift' didnt work so I concentrated on the metal contact underneath the joystick and with the flat end of the Screwdriver pushed it firmly n carefully toward the joystick 2 or 3 times.

I then quickly but battery in and checked joystick b4 putting keypad back on, it wasn't perfect so I repeated (battery out again!) - and then it was OK!
Thanks for helping fix my phone man!!!

PS: I don't care about scratchy phones either - IT ISNT JEWELLERY!
tdalupan
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Posted: 2007-06-29 05:18
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Thanks conzepth! The down arrow on my joystick registered only 30-40% of the time I pressed it. your tutorial worked like a charm, now it registers at about 85% of the time. I may have to redo the tutorial and push the pins closer to the centre for it to work 100%. Glad to know I no longer need to send it back to Sony for repair.
keithy
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Posted: 2007-07-01 14:38
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Thank youuu!

Worked so well

Also works on a K810i
dayz
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Posted: 2007-07-01 14:50
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thanks... i dont have now problem with my joystick

only with my nuiance flash!!!!
U-D13
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Posted: 2007-07-06 13:50
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Hmmm... Actually joysticks should be cleaned like this...
http://forums.se-nse.net/index.php?showtopic=11972
- RTFM!
- What manual?!
nordine
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Posted: 2007-07-24 11:46
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thanks for the thread, it worked for me with a k800, im going to try my old k750i now which i had given up on.
skylineR35
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Posted: 2007-07-24 13:25
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i dare not do that cause my K800 have no scratch at all.

but i got another method to help improve the joystick usability.

this is the method:
first get a 2mm thick double tape.
then cut it at the size of HPM70 hole. (same diameter with K800 joystick)
after cutting it as a circle nicely, stick it there, (but before clean it first)
and then for the top surface, use something like water or soft alcohol to remove the "stickiness" on the surface that you're pressing.
(theorically: this make the joystick fatter, thus improve its usability.)

so far, i got all positive comment, lots my friends told me that without using that, the joystick is worse. if anyone interested, i can post pics later.
PowerLee
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Posted: 2007-07-25 11:31
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If the phone is still under warranty ( 2 years in the U.K. ) why not just send it back for repair?
defiantbeast
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Posted: 2007-07-28 02:51
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Thank you this was very helpful
scotterillo
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Posted: 2007-08-06 22:11
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Ive just thought 'what the hell' and followed your tutorial, as my joystick wouldnt allow a down or right movement and can report as you stated, its as good as new now! Thank you. Ive been wondering for ages how to get in to clean it. I used an electrical screwdriver to prize off the plastic surround. Its also worth mentioning that when putting back together, its important to position the two lugs at the bottom of the plastic surround into place first and then lowering the top part into place until it snaps back into place. Cheers!
psp476
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Posted: 2007-08-06 22:44
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Well I love my mobile, so I'd rather take it to a proffesional and spend some money then scratch/damage my mobile
O and try to get problems while your mobile is under warantee
Not that you can really choose but anyway

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