LG Electronics introduced its VX3200 flip phone on the Verizon Wireless network in 2004. The phone was a low-frills model without an external display in a time when Web browsers were becoming standard even on basic phones. CNET's Kent German writes that it offers "good performance and a smart, lightweight design." Your phone goes on the fritz, try some troubleshooting tips yourself before you spend money and upgrade to a new model.
Power cycle the phone. Turn the phone off and wait about 15 seconds, then turn it back on to solve basic software and programing malfunctions. If the phone is frozen and the buttons do not work, remove the battery to turn off the phone. Press the button at the top of the back of the phone and slide the cover off to reveal the battery.
Enter the last four digits of your phone number to unlock the VX3200 when you have accidentally locked it but did not set a password. This is the default unlock code. The phone locks whenever you press and hold the "#" key.
Dial "*228," then select "Option 2" when your battery drains quickly. This resets the preferred roaming list, which tells the phone which cellular towers to contact. When the list becomes outdated, the phone uses unnecessary power as it searches for out-of-date cellular towers.
Reset the phone to its factory settings when all else fails. Press "Menu," "Settings," then "Security." Enter the security code, which is the last four digits of the phone number unless you changed it. Press "Reset Default" to restore the phone to its original factory settings.
- A factory reset erases all of your records from the phone, including any contacts, text messages or pictures.