Freezing away my Nokia woes

The biggest problem which still plagues my Nokia 6600 is that the phone is difficult to turn on after it has been turned off. When I try to turn it on the backlight will illuminate, but the boot sequence stops there (eg, the Nokia symbol won’t show, etc).

…I won’t go into too much detail about why I decided to put my phone in the freezer, though the seed was planted after a conversation with my friend Simon regarding my phone issues.

…A couple of days later, I was ready to try and reformat the internal memory to see if that would cure my reboot problems. I turned off the phone to start the process, but I then remembered that I had forgotten to synchronize the latest changes in my address book with my computer.

…Just to make sure it wasn’t a fluke, I turned the phone off and on several times and it booted without any problems (though the display/CPU were a little sluggish because of the cold).

In the end I was able to make a final backup and do a synchronization before I started doing other radical fix-it things with my phone.

As final words I will say that there was a little more condensation buildup on the phone than I felt comfortable with only because moisture and electronics don’t mix. So midway through the process I started to put the phone in a plastic Zip-lock bag and squeezed out most of the air to keep the condensation to a minimum.