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Aug 23, 2010, 11:39 PM


I am posting this because it's a problem I had, and couldn't find answers on it anywhere.

Here's the symptoms:

You have a pair of stereo headphones (2.5MM type) plugged in to your VX8300.

You can hear everything through them EXCEPT music and videos -- those play through the speakers instead.

My problem was that the phone had TTY mode on when I got it -- it behaved normally except that it always sent music to the speakers instead of the headphones. I turned off TTY mode and it was fine.

TO fix:

Go to MENU / SETTINGS AND TOOLS / Call Settings / TTY Mode / TTY OFF.

Dec 23, 2006, 3:25 PM

HT820 Paired But Sound Comes From Speakers Instead

Sorry if double posted; looks like I put it in the wrong forum the first time. HT820 is paired OK; phone functions respond, so clearly paired. My Music plays through the speakers, but not the headphones. Searched chat rooms for hours. Verizon tech had no idea that the unit even supports A2DP; recommended Google or go to the Verizon store where I bought the '820. I gotta think it's a simple menu item I'm not finding, because I find lost of posts from satisfied users.

Would appreciate a step by step guide.
7 replies

Sep 3, 2008, 2:07 PM

Ghost message

I've had the vx8300 for 2 1/2 years now and had no problems. About a week ago I got a picture message with an expired link so I deleted it. Now it shows the new message icon and the inbox shows 1 message and when I select it, the phone pops up "no messages". Is there a way to reset the inbox?

Jun 19, 2006, 10:08 AM

MP3 player help!!!

i just got the 8300 and before i start using my own microsd card for music i tried to use my sisters 512MB micro sd. when i put the card in my phonethe pictures from her card would show up, but none of hwer mp3's would show up. in other words how do i get the mp3 player to work when it gives me the message "PHONE ERROR" or "NO FILES FOUND". if anyone can help me with this problem it would be greatly appreciated.
7 replies

Apr 21, 2008, 9:06 AM

Maximum number of calendar entries?

Recently BitPim seemed to quit uploading my imported Outlook calendar properly. I eventually discovered that BitPim really was uploading calendar items but only the 300 oldest items. I don't need older items on the phone so I used BitPim's filter option to tell BitPim to upload only newer items. But that raised the question: is there a hard limit to the number of calendar items I can have on my VX8300? Or is the limit impacted by what else I have on the phone such as photos, music, etc. I have a 2G SD card with plenty of room on it. Can the phone be configured to use the card for things other than photos and music? I just need to understand how the phone deals with things like calendar and phonebook items and the limitations that it imposes....

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Mar 29, 2008, 4:06 PM

unable to send ringtone

I used to be able to send myself ringtones through vzpics. It stoped. I saw an old thread on this but can't find the site that was suggested. Maybe a new idea?

Nov 24, 2007, 1:09 AM

No longer able to send ringtones to phone, help!

I've had my Lg 8300 for a little over a year and up until about 2 mo's ago, never had a problem sending ringtones to my phone thru the vzwpix way (file no longer than 30 seconds, file no bigger than 400kb and in mp3 format)Now when I send the file, it never makes it to my phone. Sad Anyone else having this problem? If anyone has found a work-around for this, please let me know!
2 replies

Nov 30, 2007, 4:01 PM

A2DP Compatible: Sony Ericsson HGH-DS970?

Purchased the LG 8300 new as a gift for xmas. I want to purchase a Bluetooth headset and see the latest Consumer Report mentions the Sony Ericsson HGH-DS970 as a nice headset. Looking at ebay and see one vendor that says if the phone is A2DP compatible, it is supposed to work. I have searched this forum and see conflicting information about this compatibility. Could someone say for sure this will work? Thank you. Confused
1 replies

Nov 27, 2007, 11:54 AM

Headset issues

My wired headset has a call answer/end button. The button works fine when I use the headset with my Samsung u540, but the button doesn't work (won't pick up a call) on my friend's vx8300. While trying to figure out what's causing this, I tried 2 different 8300's and 2 different headsets with an answer button. Both headsets worked fine on my Samsung, but not on the LGs. Any ideas on what is causing this or how to fix it?
1 replies

Oct 2, 2007, 6:03 PM

SanDisk 4GB micro SD High Capacity

SanDisk has finally come out with their 4GB micro SD High Capacity (SDHC) Memory Card. I've been successful using a 2GB SD card in my LG VX-8300 (even though LG and Verizon both tell you it can't be done). Does anyone know if this new 4GB card will work in the VX-8300?
1 replies

Nov 15, 2007, 10:45 PM

Silent sound files?

I was just trying to use BitPim and a data cable to transfer a .wma file I wanted to use as my ringer, and it successfully found its way to the phone, but it's completely silent. Has anybody ever heard of anything like that, or know anything I can do? Thanks in advance, I greatly appreciate your help.

1 replies

Nov 4, 2007, 10:40 PM

Music plays in silent mode with updated software?

I updated the software on my phone to T83VZ04 and now if I hit the external play button when the phone is in vibrate/silent mode music still plays through the speakers. Anybody know if there's a way to disable this? It's annoying because if I have my phone on silent in my pocket I don't want it to start playing out load if the button gets pushed by accident.

With version 1 of the software it didn't do this, and there was also a way to disable the front play button. Any help would be appreciated...

Oct 16, 2007, 3:13 PM

blocked bluethoot by phone company

i have an lg 8300, and my bluethoot conection for other cell phones is blocked by my phone company, can u help me to unblock it?


Oct 11, 2007, 2:40 PM

reminder tone for missed calls?

I've had this 8300 phone nearly a year now, and just realized (duh!) that I don't get any audible notification that I've missed a call. You have to look at the phone to see that there is a missed call.
Going through the "sounds settings", "alert sounds", I see where I can set they type of alert for TXT, PIX and voicemail, but not missed calls.
"call ringtones" allow me to set the ringtones for Caller ID, no caller ID, Restricted calls, and all Calls, but again no place to set an alert sound for a missed call.
Is the setting piggy-backed onto something I'm missing?

Oct 11, 2007, 11:48 AM

Battery life?

Pardon me if this is a dumb question, but I'm not an electronics guy. Does the quality of your house's electrical wiring effect the charging of your battery? Or does where you live in relation to towers affect your battery life?
To explain: I got a VX8300 4-6 weeks ago. I live in the country about 20 miles west of Peoria it's rural, but hardly out in the sticks like rural Montana or Alaska. Initially, this phone needed recharged every other day or every 3 days even with little or no use. Then at the beginning of this month I took the phone to Arizona with me (I was job hunting). For 8 days I was away from home, charging the phone in motel rooms or on the highway with my vehicle charger, and the phone's battery life was exte...

Sep 20, 2007, 10:34 PM

externally view missed calls. glitch? do you know it?

I know that one time when i first got my phone, i did something and i remember being able to see my missed calls on the external screen... idk how i did it but i assume it was a glitch somewhere? any ideas?

Aug 25, 2007, 7:50 PM

songs not being read

hi, i recently purchased a 1 gig micro sd for my vx8300. i loaded it up with lots of music (about 165 songs), but for some reason, not all the songs are being recognized by my phone. these songs won't even show up on my phone. when i put my card in my friend's chocolate, all the songs showed up. why can't my phone read my songs?
2 replies

Jul 11, 2007, 8:42 PM

Software update...

Probably a dumb question, but what exactly does the software update fix? And how do I get one done for my phone?
2 replies

Sep 16, 2007, 7:46 PM


If I take my phone in and get the update will I loose any features that I have had?

Sep 11, 2007, 6:38 PM

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