Nokia N91: Phone Unstable

John , an avid reader has send in this rather sorrowfull email about his phone.

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Hey there,

I’ve been following your blog and commenting for a while now and I
have finally hit upon a set of problems that I can find no resolution
for and am hoping that the community of readers can help with!

1. No media, pictures/videos/tracks/sound clips show up in the Gallery
option anymore. Even though I can see the pictures/videos/tracks/sound
clips using the File Manager and they have all been stored in the
default locations.
2. Every time I turn the phone off and turn it back on, I get a
message saying that it was “Unable to complete installation from hard
drive. To install remaining applications please use the Application
Manager.” Now in the App. Mngr. the only program is the Nokia Life
Blog that I have installed and uninstalled but the installation file
remains and I cannot delete it.
3. Sending an SMS is a painful process. It take close to 3 minutes for
the phone to be usable after you press the send button.
4. The Contacts application randomly exits and restarts.

It, like Windows XP (thankfully I use a Powerbook at work!), needs to
be rebooted once a day for best effect.

Any and all suggestions would be welcome!

Regards,

John

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Well John ,

It seems youve got it bad there Mate, But let me have my 5 cents worth .

1, This sounds to be like te harddrive needs to be refreshed , perhaps even reformated useing ONLY the tools that are on the phone, give that a go and see what happens.

2, Hmmmm never heard of this , BUT i suggestdoing a refresh of the Flash Memory maybe something there keeps it doing this .

3, That just aint right mate , im thinking Firmware update is needed bad here.

4,Again this smells of a broken firmware to me.

All in All i think your looking at a complete reset and if still after that its not behaving then get your self a Firmware update.

Macbuckley

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12 responses to “Nokia N91: Phone Unstable

  1. elloco

    Hi John,

    It sounds like you installed or copied some partial installation to the Hard Drive. You will need to delete the,.
    If you don’t know where or didn’t install anything, then you may need to format the Hard Drive to get rid of these partial files.
    If it won’t let you format the hard drive, then unfortunately you have gotten it into a state that it can’t get out of and you’ll need to take it to a repair center.

  2. So formatting the HDD managed to fix problems 1 & 2. Will take it in for a firmware update soon and see if that fixes problems 3 & 4…

    Thanks and cheers!

  3. voda1

    For problem 3 try this : *#7330#. This solved my problem of slow SMS. (1 minute to send) It does however reset the phon ememory and you lose the DRM rights for the Live 8 Videos and songs that came with the phone. (May also cause installation to start again firts time on so dont interrupt it). I nuked those videos and songs as soon as I watched them once or twice so if you dont care then try that.

    voda1

  4. Okay, so I had my firmware updated to V1.10.03005-05-06 RM-43 N91 (14.01) and it has solved the remaining problems! Yaaay!

    Except they formatted the phone memory, so I lost all my contacts and messages and setting. Luckily, I had a backup but the SMS’s didn’t return!

  5. Okay, so I had my firmware updated to V1.10.03005-05-06 RM-43 N91 (14.01) and it has solved the remaining problems! Yaaay!

    Except they formatted the phone memory, so I lost all my contacts and messages and setting. Luckily, I had a backup but the SMS’s didn’t return!

  6. Prateek

    Hi John. Voda1, Mac

    I noticed the same problem with sending messages and noted that my phone memory was getting filled up for no reason… Voda.. I tried the *#7330# but it nothing happens “Request Not completed”

    I am still facing this problem, and another problem, i stored my sms on HD and now I can see the listing but when i try to open it does not open..

    Any suggestions? or do you recommend updating the firmware.. My current one is
    V1.00.028.14, 29-03-06, RM43

    Would much appreciate your advice.

    Thanks

  7. yuku

    3. Sending an SMS is a painful process. It take close to 3 minutes for
    the phone to be usable after you press the send button. -> Go to http://www.kejut.com/nokiasms to download a patch.

  8. Mimaketi

    I know this is not the place for this but i’m desprate for help that no one seems to be able to provide. Please dont flame me put yourself in my shoes. My nokia n91 just wont turn on. It will blink exactly 3 times when i press the power button. That is ALL that this phone will do. It still has 1.00 firmware on it. And one last thing nokia wont touch it because non american warenty. Sorry again fo posting where I dont belong.

  9. micheal

    hi
    i will like to know how to fomat n91

  10. faizn

    i have the same problem
    nothing will show up in my gallery but its there when i connect my fone to the phone browser.

    helpp plz !!

  11. Ricardo

    I had something like that on my n91. I had to format the HD and restart orinal settings to my phone. I don´t know the cause of this problem, but I noticed that when I install softwares like Full Screen Caller and Skye Caller, the phone began to be slow.
    And another thing is that when i transfer too much files (like music) at the same time to the hard disk it doens´t recognize all the transfered files.
    I am very sad with these problems in the memory of this phone.
    Best Regards,
    Ricardo Macedo

  12. we

    hey mac
    i have a problem in my nokia n91 mobile phone
    it does not switich on
    i think i have problem in my board so where can i get new board for my mobile

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