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Feb 8, 2005, 9:22 AM

Trouble transfering mp3's

Purchased san disk 256mb mini sd for the 8940, also a san disk reader/writer. Formatted card in phone. Whenever i try to transfer mp3's to the card from my pc, i get a parameter error Surprised . If I format the card through the pc, i can transfer mp3's to the card but they won't play on phone. Tried reformatting card again in phone but keep getting the parameter error message on my computer. So is it the usb not being 2.0? the reader says it is meant for usb 2.0 for faster file transfer but, is compatible with usb 1.1 anybody else having this problem? Shocked
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Feb 21, 2008, 11:18 PM

can you turn off the wallpaper / animations?


I just got this phone, used. Its a big improvement from what I had, but the wallpaper/animations etc are kind of fruity. Too colorful and cartoony, like its aimed at teenage girls. Any way to turn these visuals off, or just have no wallpaper at all?


Jun 19, 2007, 6:37 AM

Hands Free Mode

My Phone is stuck in hands free mode...there is an icon below my ringer setting and i cannot turn it off, i cannot make or recieve calls with this setting active. when i take out the battery in hopes of maybe getting it back to normal, it kicks right back there any way to turn this off? my phone is useless with this setting on

Aug 27, 2006, 8:31 AM

For everyone that has mp3 trouble with this phone, theres nothing you can do

Well for 4 months verizon has been doing an investigation on this phone, particularly with me, tech after tech, they all giving me there personal job number (maybe they took extra care with me because my mother works for verizon, but i don't know) , finally today ive been set up an appointment for a new phone entirely, the only problem is i may have to pay the difference unless i get the lg8100, but i think I'm going to get the xv6700, but anyway, i bought this phone when if first came out, it worked perfect, mp3 was flawless but after a few months went by, something happened to the ear part of the phone so i couldn't hair calls at all unless it was one speaker(no i don't need my ears checked lol), i then took it to a verizon and they made ...

Jun 21, 2006, 4:49 PM

trouble, help?

well I'm on my 3rd 8940 this time its the mp3 thats not working, and im absolutely sore there is something wrong with the phone because it worked fine on the other 2 phones and i knew what i was doing, well this time when i put in the sd card it doesnt create the folders and i store any pictures from the phone on it anymore because it says error. When i called verizon they basically told me i messed the sd card up and i need to buy a new one, when i bought a new one from verizon (like 50 dollars) and i couldnt even return the one i had, the one from verizon didnt even work, so when i realized it was the phone i went to return the sd card and they said i cant because i didnt bring it in before the return days were up. So now im out of 50 d...

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May 25, 2006, 11:31 AM


so i accidentally locked my phone and ive never programed in a password, because i never use the lock. is there a way that i can unlock this thing without a code?

ive tried turning it on and off and i took the battery out for about 10 min but still no luck

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Jul 21, 2005, 12:45 PM


I've transferred songs onto my miniSD card and now my phone is saying "no music file found" I know i've added the songs to the card properly because i was able to access them from a second computer. does anyone have a clue why it won't work?? Audiovox and Verizon have been useless so far. HELP!!
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Feb 9, 2005, 3:18 AM

SUCCESS: Transferring pictures from phone (using Windows)

Couldnt see another thread about this but heres what you do ...

1. buy a radioshack cable #28 for snapdialer
2. download the curitel USB drivers from the 8900 forum on
3. plug in the phone
4. when it asks for the driver point it to the extacted drivers from the curitel zip file.
5. visit
6. download QPST software
7. install it (i didnt need to reboot but you probably will)
8. find the COM port the phone is installed on. you can do this with 'device manager' in the 'System' control panel. look under modems. right click and get properties. click advanced > advanced port settings to find the COM port.
9. Go to QPST configuration tool (that you jsut installed)
10. add the COM po...
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Jun 1, 2005, 8:30 PM

MiniSD card size limit?

Is there a size limit in regards to how much storage the MiniSD cards will read as? I'd like to get a 1 GB card when they come out soon for the MP3's but if this phone won't read this and eventually larger cards I'll pass on the phone.
3 replies

Jan 26, 2005, 8:25 PM


Does any1 know if you can use the speaker phone with the flip closed?
2 replies

Dec 18, 2005, 7:22 PM

What Headset/Headphones are needed to listen to mp3s?

Hello all,

Well i know the forum isn't very active, but im posting in hopes to get a quick question answered. I have had this phone for awhile now (and i love it). Although, this christmas im thinking about getting a mini SD card so i can listen to music on my phone.

What im wondering is, since the phone can't fit regular headphones into its jack, what do you use? are there headphones made for plug-ins like these or do you use a headset? and if there are compatible headphones, where do you get them?

aNY HELP WOULD BE great!! Smile (BTW, is the quality of the music played from the phone good?) Thanks a lot -brandon-
1 replies

Jan 28, 2006, 12:33 PM


Does this phone have a flashlight and how do you acess it? i cant seem to find it and on this website it says Flashlight: Yes
1 replies

Jan 29, 2006, 5:31 PM


hey. i'm new to the forums. i was just wondering if anyone had any problems with your 8940 dying. well i dont know if that is the correct term to use. i made a call around 3 oclock one day and i went back to use the phone maybe an hour later only to look at a dead phone with a blank screen. i thought that the battery had died so i put it on the charger, but the phone wont even charge. does anyone know what the problem is? is it just my battery? or do i need a new phone all together? when i try to turn my 8940 on the lights on the keypad just keep turning on and off, and the same thing happens when i plug it into the charger. thanks in advance for anyone who can possibly help.
1 replies

Jul 1, 2005, 6:55 PM


this phone lacks so many features that i thought would actually come standard on most phones now a days. the sub lcd picture caller ID?? or at least a sub lcd wallpaper?? and is it possible to set vibrate for text messages? i just got this phone today and i must say its very dissapointing. my last phone was the LG vx4600, it was not a camera phone so i thought i would upgrade to a more advanced phone.... nope, i took a step back in technology and gained a camera n a flash light n an ugly menu scheme. does anyone else feel this way??
8 replies

Nov 30, 2005, 9:20 PM

General Questions 2

I accidentally posted my message but wasn't done writing. Here are my other questions: Second of all can I use the data cable to add MP3's to my phone or do I need to buy a SD card reader? My last question for now is which program is better for the 8940, Bitpim or QPST? Confused

Nov 30, 2005, 9:10 PM

General Questions

During the summer I bought the 8940, and being new to all the technology, I have quite a few questions about its features. First of all what exact accessories do I need if I download pics/vids to my computer

Nov 27, 2005, 5:57 PM

Hands Free Mode

my phone says it is in hands free mode, there is a small icon under the ringer icon on the top identifying this. It also warns me that it is in handsfree mode when i reboot the phone. But when i make phone calls there is NO sound, and it doesnt seem to be working, i cant make calls. How do i get it out of hands free mode?

Oct 19, 2005, 4:30 PM

Is this phone made by Toshiba?

Well i heard it isn't so can anyone tell me which market gave birth to this phone? is it curitel?
1 replies

Mar 7, 2005, 7:17 AM


I Can't save a single file to the card. The Card is a brand new Sandisk 256MB. I can't get MP3 files to play. I keep getting the message "No Music Files".

Even Worse when I take a pic and chose save to SD Card . I get an error and CAN'T save.

Any suggestions ????

8 replies

Feb 7, 2005, 10:16 PM

Example Pictures / Comments

I've posted some pictures taken with my 8940 and they are sure horrible. And before people reply telling me this is a phone not a digical camera, I know that and my expectations weren't high, but I was still very dissapointed.

Is it just my 8940, or are other people's pictures this bad as well? »
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