It had locked up solid earlier in the year with a scary looking warning icon (see below) and all usual combinations of reset button presses didn’t work for shit.
The volume up/down buttons were behaving strange as well – I feared it had landed on the deck at work one too many times and was kaputt (this is an occupational hazard with any mobile I get as I have to make test phone calls whilst checking phone circuits in the bowels of comms rooms and take pictures of equipment that regularly ends up installed in unusual and awkward locations)
I had a backup phone so I pulled the SIM and put the 930 aside but this was annoying as the camera on the other phone (a cheaper Windows phone) isn’t half as good and it is slower – the Nokia 930 was also one of the last decent Nokia/Windows phones before MS decided to screw things up even more.
I find Android phones to be laggy (both the phone and the camera) as well as a privacy/security nightmare and can’t afford an Iphone (they are also less physically robust)- a few years previously I’ve already managed to knacker a supposedly “indestructible” Android device!
I managed though to pop the back off the 930 to check if the plastic bit of the volume/up down buttons was not fouled by anything and correctly pressing on the miniature microswitches and then replace the cover (not so easy compared to other such devices as its not made to be easily removable) – plugged it into the charger (as the accu would of course be stone dead after 3 months not in use); this time round there was no lightning flash but an odd flashing pattern of the “home” icon at the bottom (perhaps signifying a hard reset) and then a message that it had no SIM but 112 calls would work; cancelling this came up with my normal set of icons..
So I put the SIM back in and everything seems to be working again raaa (was impressed that all my Microsoft Office 365 accounts for work just resynced automaticallly once I corrected the device time and date)
this is the error symbol I had on the phone before (not the actual phone, got this off a web search)
haven’t had the chance to properly test the camera with “prettier” pictures as it is already dark and I this was the first thing I could find to photograph but it seems to be working well 🙂