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05-01-2005, 01:50 AM   #1

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What is that microphone? Hi,

New to the board and to the XV 6600, but have learned a lot already.

I Have a question that someone might could answer….

In the phone mode on the bottom of the screen there is a microphone with an x beside of it. When I place a call it lights up and if you touch it with the stylus it goes back dim again….

What is that icon for? what does it do?

ALSO – what battery would you recommend as a spare (hopefully more powerful) Thanks,

Leon

 
05-01-2005, 12:53 PM   #2

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Based on recommendations on this forum I ordered the 2200mAH battery from Lion Battery and have been very pleased with it. At least one person wrote that this battery didn’t fit the phone correctly, but mine’s a perfect fit.

http://etxquc.simplyonline.com/default.cfm

As for the microphone symbol, that’s the mute button when in a call. That’s why the X only turns red when a call is active. If you tap it, the entire icon’s background color turns white and the same symbol appears at the top of the screen just to the left of the Verizon “V” to let you know that the call is muted. As would be expected, tapping again unmutes.

If your icon goes dim; i.e. the same as when a call is not active and doesn’t work as above, you might reset the phone to see if that helps because it should act as I stated above.

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05-01-2005, 10:14 PM   #3

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Thanks Chasrimpo, Very clear definition and instructions for use.

I will have to give this a try.

 
05-01-2005, 11:17 PM   #4

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Originally Posted by chasrimpo

Based on recommendations on this forum I ordered the 2200mAH battery from Lion Battery and have been very pleased with it. At least one person wrote that this battery didn’t fit the phone correctly, but mine’s a perfect fit.

http://etxquc.simplyonline.com/default.cfm

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I also bought the 2200 ma battery and it works fine in the phone, the cradle, the case, etc. My only problem is that my phone reboots a lot and so far it has not done it on the audiovox standard battery, only on the Mugen Power add-on battery. has anyone else had this problem?

 
05-01-2005, 11:24 PM   #5

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Originally Posted by dheymann

I also bought the 2200 ma battery and it works fine in the phone, the cradle, the case, etc. My only problem is that my phone reboots a lot and so far it has not done it on the audiovox standard battery, only on the Mugen Power add-on battery. has anyone else had this problem?

I would suspect loose battery contacts. If the contacts are spring loaded, make sure they come out far enough to make good contact with the battery. Also, if you have been handling the battery a lot you may have body oil built up on the contacts of the battery and/or the PDA. Try cleaning both with a Q-Tip dipped in alcohol. This will cut the oil.

If the contacts have become corroded, or look like dark brass instead of bright shiny brass, rub them with a pencil eraser. Just be carefull not to damage them while rubbing. And make sure to blow off any eraser debris that is left behind.

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05-02-2005, 09:51 PM   #6

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I have two std batteries and one Mugen 2200. I had swapped the two std batteries back and forth several times with no problem before I purchased the Mugen battery. The first time I swapped from the Mugen back to the std battery the XV6600 actually did a hard reset. Since that incident the XV6600 has done this once when swapping back to the std battery and a 3rd time which was like the first. I contacted Lion and they stated that due to incidents they had seen reported when only the std batteries were being used that they are confident it is an XV6600 issue and not a Mugen battery issue. He supplied me with a link to a different forum that was discussing this issue. On that forum the proposed solution was to do a soft reset before swapping batteries. So far no recurrence.

That said, it sounds like you are talking about something different. If the XV6600 is spontaneously rebooting while the battery is installed, you may have a bad battery.

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05-02-2005, 10:00 PM   #7

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Thanks Chasrimpo, Very clear definition and instructions for use.

I will have to give this a try.

BTW: Before you asked the question and piqued my curiosity to play with this feature, I had no idea was it was for or how it worked. So thanks. I had a Samsung i700 for a year before the XV6600 and never knew what it was for either.

The documentation on these PPC phones leaves something to be desired. When I purchased the i700 I knew it was supposed to have speaker phone capability. The manual said nothing. I had to spend a while Googling about before I found the answer. The XV6600 manual didn’t tell how this worked either. Fortunately, that feature works the same on both phones. It seems to be the phone features that are specific to PPC2003 that are the most “underdocumented”.

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05-04-2005, 10:41 PM   #8

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Originally Posted by dheymann

I also bought the 2200 ma battery and it works fine in the phone, the cradle, the case, etc. My only problem is that my phone reboots a lot and so far it has not done it on the audiovox standard battery, only on the Mugen Power add-on battery. has anyone else had this problem?

I also bought the 2200ma battery. Shortly after installing it (and yes I let it charge ON the phone for 14 hours) my phone started randomly rebooting and displaying a RED light instead of amber or green. I had the phone replaced….once I started using the 2200ma battery…my phone started the random reboots again (even in a phone call). I am now on my THIRD 6600 and have NOT used the 2200ma battery this time. My phone has been acting just fine with no random reboots or the other “Strange” issues I have seen previously? Anyone have any thoughts? I *REALLY* need a longer life battery but I just cannot deal with all of these problems that (at least to me) appear to be caused by the battery.

I really need a suggestion….

 
05-06-2005, 12:24 AM   #9

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What did Lion tech support have to say?

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