Hi Original Jamiacan
thanks for the tip off
i actually went into the carphone warehouse today and they wanted to charge me for a firmware update, but i got my fried to check and it cam up with version 5.24 which i think should work fine
thank you so much for the help!!
please is there anyone who knows how to delete the internet settings on the 6230; the 10 slots are full and i cannot receive any more settings.
when i try to do so, i get the prompt: "failed to save received connection settings".
Guys! Been using this little dynamite for 3 years and recently bought a N73 for the wife. So i thought why don't i get something new for myself. Thought about the E50. Then i saw this site and all the comments and advice and stuff. Went down the mall and got my phone upgraded for the first time. Its now on 5.50. What an awesome move! My message alert was before faulty - sometime off and sometime on. Its now working ok (so far) and the speed and some of the changes are great. The options available during writing a sms message are wonderful. I think i'm going to stick to my old 6230 and save myself a few hundred bucks! Note: one glitch, tho..now all of a sudden my MMS card has a password and i don't know what it is! But what the heck, I'll just change it to a new higher one! Go 6230 go!
R E A D T H I S V E R Y C A R E F U L L Y.
Your phone can read a 1GB MMC. However, you need to have firmware v5.24 or later to see the correct statistics for your memory card which includes capacity, used and free space.
If you have a firmware older than 5.24, whenever you check the memory size, you will see something like 80MB but you can ignore that because you can store stuff on the card going over that 80MB all the way up to 1GB. You just WON'T know how much capacity is really being used.
Firmwares 5.24, 5.26. 5.35 and 5.50 shows the correct capacity, used and free space. As I said before in previous posts, firmware 5.50 is the latest.
I have a 1GB memory card and with my 5.24, the phone tells me that the total capacity is 991.2MB (which is normal due to file system etc.). I have a Transcend 1GB.
So AARON, forget 256 & 512MB and go with a 1GB, you will enjoy the freedom of space. Let me know what '1GB MMC' you decided to purchase and tell me what you think about it. Take care until next time.
hi im not sure wether to buy a 256mb mmc or a 512mb im sure that a 1gb would not work, but would a 512 work??
please email me back thank you
You say you have a problem but you haven't stated the problem. What is wrong with your phone ?
i really have problem with 6230.it has a main problem in motherboard and nobody can repair it
To Original Jamaican
Thanks alot i'll surely try and get back to you on how it went.
If you do decide to flash your phone I recommend firmware version 5.24, I love it and want no other. However, you can also go with 5.35 or 5.50 if you feel comfortable having the very latest version. AVOID 5.26, I have heard a few complaints and we can't afford to tolerate errors when we expect important calls, especially from that new girl or business opportunity (smile).
YES it's possible to update your firmware to a later version BUT you CAN'T get it done through a WEBSITE link.
You can ONLY update your firmware (this process is also known as 'flashing the phone') via special cables and a special type of electronic box which is expensive for the average consumer.
The best way to get an upgrade done is to take your phone to a Nokia Center, who will do the upgrade for you free of charge if your phone is still under warranty, otherwise they will charge you a small fee. There are also other 3rd parties who will flash your phone for you. The easiest way to locate these type of people is to check your nearest phone repair shop, if they don't flash phones ask them to recommend a company or someone that does.
It is said that if you put the music files in the root directory of the Memory Card the Music Player will find your MP3 files. The root directory is the main area of the Memory Card, that is, do NOT put the music files in any folders that you created on the Memory Card, or any folders that came with the Memory Card...do NOT put the music files in any folders period! This only applies to firmware 4.43 and older. Once you upgrade to 5.24 or later you can put your music files anywhere at all in your phone or the memory card and the Music Player will find it automatically.
Oh yeah... and by the way... i think my camera has a lil problem.. but no worries...
Is it possible to have an update or upgrade on the firmware version on your Nokia6230? If it can be done..could you give me a link to a site that does it? Or only Nokia has the capability of doing so?
here is what i see after i type *#0000#..
what do I do with it now? Everytime I open the Music Player in the Media Menu, it says No Music Files found! I want it to read from the Memory Card and not in the default Music Files folder.. But I can't change it... Help me out? Please...???
What version firmware you have ? Version 5.24 and later looks for MP3 & AAC files from ever corner of the phone so no matter where in the internal memory or memory card you put an MP3 or AAC audio file, the music player WILL find it. You can check your firmware revision by typing *#0000# in stand-by mode, that is, where you see the battery and reception indicator bars.
That black spot you are talking about has me puzzled, I have had 2 different 6230 phones, with 3 different firmwares between the two and not once have I ever seen a dark spot on the upper left side of any photos I took...the only dark thing I see is the small black camera icon at the upper left. Please keep me posted
the phone is jampacked with features.. but i wish there were some way of getting an MP3 player software that can look to a different destination folder other than the default (MUSIC FILES) folder found in the Gallery.. and there is a small dark spot on the upper left side of the pic after i use its camera for pic taking.. is something wrong with that?
It's funny how these Nokia people tell you the problem and didn't offer to fix it for you. They are correct though, dirt can indeed mess up communication between a phone and a cable.
I had somewhat of a similar problem but it wasn't with my headset, it was with my charger. I noticed sometimes the phone would stop charging prematurely...meaning before it the battery was fully charged. Eventually I realised what the problem was. Because I carry my phone in my pocket sometimes lint and other debris in my pocket would get into the charging socket, most times they would block one of the gold contact which the charger needs to touch in order to charge the battery. Sometimes it would get really bad that the charger would slip out a bit because of the clogged socket, I never thought about anything getting into the socket until one day I decided to investigate it. I saw quite a bit of lint in there and then I realised why the resistance whenever I tried to plug in my charger and why the charger wouldn't communicate with the battery properly if it even communicated at all.
Believe it or not, lint/debris has never gotten into my POP-PORT connector socket despite it being so close to the charging socket. However, lint/debris got into my previous phone pop-port connector socket, it was a Nokia 3200. Sometimes whenever I plugged in my CA-42 data cable, the PC wouldn't recognise the phone and when I decided to investigate it I saw lint in one of the holes where the connector plugs into and I believe some lint was stuck across the gold pins where the data cable touchs.
JUDE, in your case it could just be a matter of something being stuck in one or both holes on either end of your pop-port connector, where the headset is supposed to plug into. Examine it closely, use a pin to push down in either hole and see if it touches anything soft. A pin works fine but be careful not to use it too hard because you don't want to scratch up your phone. You can also use to pin and gently scrape each of the gold contacts which your headset touches, all 13 of them. All in all that should solve your problem, if not, try a different headset and if that fails maybe something is going wrong with the gold communication pins. Please let me know the outcome. Good luck.
I'm using a Transcend 1GB MMC. It read and write data at 6MB per second...it has been reliable over the few months I have had it so I have no complaints. It's fast enough for me.
First of all, there's no known software which can enable the 6230 to read .avi or .wma formats, maybe a java midlet will be developed someday to make it possible, who knows ?
Secondly, it's strange how your PC Suite works fine on your Pentium 2 but doesn't on the Pentium 4. Try uninstalling the software from 'Control Panel' - 'Add/Remove Programs'. Uninstall the cable driver first which is listed separately from the PC Suite itself. You normally find it above the PC Suite title. Once you remove the 'Nokia Connectivity Cable Driver' go ahead an unistall 'Nokia PC Suite'. Restart your PC right after you uninstall both programs. When you restart the machine reinstall the Nokia PC Suite and see if everything works fine after that.