for three years i had 2 6230`s,the first one i lost,and the second bought from a friend.now from the store had told me that the can`t fix it.As i look thru` all the Nokia models i just can`t find something simple and beutifull as this 6230.Call me oldfashioned but this is the best phone 4 me.Mp3 ringtones and phone that fit my arm and comes in handy for sms writing.The best Nokia ever.
The date/time problem of this phone is the issue of all 6230 phones (and others too, like 3310). The reason is the built-in capacitor needed to run clock on the phone while the battery is removed. This capacitor is too small, keeping the clock running for only couple of seconds after the battery removal.
I've learned how to replace the SIM card without loosing the clock. It's simple, but requires a bit of practice.
I hav a problem with N 6230,ie , whenever i switch off my phone and take out the battery and put it back , and then switch on, it asks for time and date.
Is this the same happening with all 6230s or is there any problem with the one i use.
Also can u tell me is there any way to upgrade my firmware(to vs5.5) apart from reaching Nokia Customer care.
Thanks in advance.
I love this phone. I've had it for two years now and had dropped and accidentally stepped on it for several times now, but it still works perfectly! I don't understand why some people have problems with it. But if you want a high quality camera and mp3/radio, this is might not be the phone for you. I suggest purchasing a basic phone (that would let you talk for several hours), then purchase an mp3 and a digital camera.
Oj,the label of my transcend is c0l0r green,made in china.I l0ss 21mb,thats why im asking.Is it a better ch0ice to switch to 6230i?Pls update us oj every 2 m0nths b0ut the latest firmware,is it 5.50 the latest dis tym?Wats the diff.Between 5.24 and 5.50?Wat bugs are fix?Im regreting i didnt buy 2gb rs dv mmc but instead 1gb.D0 6230i can handle 1gb lyk 6230 wth0ut any pr0bs?I f0und a cyt whch hales 6230i.Br0wse it in prodigits. co . uk with n0 spaces.Are der any trx f0r 6230 oj?Can u teach us pls.Why is it mp4 and m4a cant be open? It is n0t marked with a ? mark.help pls.i want mp4.tnx.update us wth the latest firmware ha?pls reply
Send me your e-mail address and I will send a document covering playlists and more. You can then share your new found knowledge with the others.
i am back after couple of months to this section and nice to see that you are still there and your excellent advise for the needy. keep it up.
Sorry meant to say sole not sold........ Pliz post ur reply...... Thanks
Hi all 6230 users i would like to know how many of you use your phone as your sold mp3 player or if you have a stand alone player which you use 2 supplement ur phone? Cheers
Hey there can we really create playlists on this phone of ours pliz reply..... thanks
To VISHESH :
To update your phone to a later Operating System (firmware) visit your local Nokia Centre or take it to a repair shop.
YES, Nokia PC Suite works supports bluetooth. Just go to the Connection Manager to set it up.
The best program for high quality videos is ALLOK VIDEO TO 3GP CONVERTER. Visit www.Alloksoft.com for a free download. Tell me your e-mail address and I will send it to you along with instructions as how to install it without an hassles.
Your phone is virus free UNTIL you put an infected file on it. If you do put an infected file on it you many have to flash the phone again for it to become stable.
actually i hv a n6230 with v3.15
wer can i gt an upgrade?
and does nokia pc suite work with bluetooth ports?
whats up o_j
this is Ben. i just read yr advice and have decided to go for the 6230i. is it better? Also
could you teach how to encode my videos to high quality dvd type at high quality
You are DEAD WRONG about one thing...you CAN Fast Forward and Rewind MUSIC with the 6230.
First you have to be in the Music Player, then while the song is playing press and hold the 'UP' key to Rewind and hold the 'DOWN' key to FAST FORWARD. I will admit, not many people know about the RWD/FWD feature where MUSIC is concerned.
You are right about one thing though, you can't fast forward videos and the 6230 can't play direct MPEG4 videos but it can play 3GP videos encoded with MPEG4 codec. I don't have a problem with 3GP. I encode my videos at high quality and they are somewhat comparable to DVD quality BUT encoding at high quality takes up a lot of memory!
You may want a bigger screen but when you watch videos encoded at very high quality, it makes you forget about the screen size. Remember the saying 'Size doesn't Matter' (smile).
On the issue of java games, that can be a tricky situation. First of all some games won't work if no memory is left in the phone after installing as some games rely on memory to work, especially games which have a save feature like a Role Playing Game (RPG). Also, some games won't work due to data transfer error...which can be resolved be re-installing the game again. Thirdly, if you already have a game installed and you install that same game WITHOUT deleting the first one that was installed, then the newly installed one won't work. You have to be careful, some games may be the same but have different names, for example, you may install Mario and then install another file called Mario2...in some cases it's could be Maria part 2 and in other cases it could be a 2nd link to Mario part 1. Just bear my tips in mind when installing games.
The camera may be a VGA one but it takes clearer pictures than some megapixel cameras. Just ensure that you have firmware 5.24...start snapping and see the results.
If you really really want to change your phone I wouldn't advise the 3230. First of all it's a Symbian phone aka smart phone aka Series 60 (s60). These phones are usually BIG, HEAVY and SLOW. What makes things worse is that the 3230 is said to be buggy...which isn't necessarily Nokia's fault but a fault on the Symbian Operating System which is not a platform that Nokia created. Nokia gets a licence to use the Symbian OS on these smart phones but in most cases these phones get more complaints than praises. The only advantage with the Symbian phones is that it's an open platform which means you can install a whole lot of software on it. For example, you can install a zoom software which you can use to zoom your photos a lot of times. You can also install softwares which can give you a longer recording time, stuff like that but in the end you may get fed up with the bulkiness, heaviness and slowness. Take my advice, leaving from a 6230 to a 3230 will feel like switching from a Concorde to a Submarine. If you want a very large screen and more video/audio support then check out the Nokia 6300, a brand new 2007 phone which was recently released. GSMArena has done a review on it too, check the specs. and read the review. Hope you found my advice useful. Take care.
Videos CANNOT be Fast Forwarded or Rewinded. Just think of it being a cinema, you have to watch the video from start to finish. The latest firmware is 5.50 but I prefer 5.24 for many reasons.
Maybe your Transcend is a regular MMC and not MMC Plus like mine. Take out the MMC and tell me everything that label says. Also what colour is your MMC's label ?
Y is it im only havng a 978.5?I have v5.24 als0.Do videos can be 4ward or rewind?H0w pls.Wats the latest firmware?