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LG VX 6000 Stuck in "Car Kit" mode

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by Larry, Jun 5, 2007.

  1. Larry

    Larry Guest

    My son's VX 6000 just went in to Car Kit mode (says this on the display) and
    only an ear bud/mic will allow you to hear a caller. There is no mention of
    this 'feature' in the online manual nor can I find any mention in the setup
    menus.

    An online query to Verizon support was not much help. They suggested that
    this is a symptom of the phone getting wet and that I should bring it into a
    store for examination. The phone is almost 3 years old, so something could
    be going bad. Anyone know of a hidden menu that can turn this on and off?

    Larry



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  2. tscottme

    tscottme Guest

    I have a LG VX6100, not 6000. On my phone phone press MENU, SETTINGS, VOICE
    SERVICES, DRIVING MODE, and then select DEACTIVATE.

    I Googled "LG vx6000 owner's manual" and searched the PDF owner's manual.
    Searching for "car kit" didn't give any useful info. Maybe the info for my
    6100 will help.

    --

    Scott

    "Larry" <larryklaus@roadrunner.nospam.com> wrote in message
    news:46660e2b$0$12482$4c368faf@roadrunner.com...
    > My son's VX 6000 just went in to Car Kit mode (says this on the display)
    > and
    > only an ear bud/mic will allow you to hear a caller. There is no mention
    > of
    > this 'feature' in the online manual nor can I find any mention in the
    > setup
    > menus.
    >
    > An online query to Verizon support was not much help. They suggested that
    > this is a symptom of the phone getting wet and that I should bring it into
    > a
    > store for examination. The phone is almost 3 years old, so something
    > could
    > be going bad. Anyone know of a hidden menu that can turn this on and off?
    >
    > Larry
    >
    >
  3. Larry

    Larry Guest

    Yes, I have a 6100 and it has Driving Mode, but the 6000 does not have any
    such thing in the menus. Thanks anyway!

    "tscottme" <blahblah@blah.net> wrote in message
    news:kvudnSWTWarp9_vbnZ2dnUVZ_hisnZ2d@comcast.com...
    > I have a LG VX6100, not 6000. On my phone phone press MENU, SETTINGS,

    VOICE
    > SERVICES, DRIVING MODE, and then select DEACTIVATE.
    >
    > I Googled "LG vx6000 owner's manual" and searched the PDF owner's manual.
    > Searching for "car kit" didn't give any useful info. Maybe the info for

    my
    > 6100 will help.
    >
    > Scott
    >
    > "Larry" <larryklaus@roadrunner.nospam.com> wrote in message
    > news:46660e2b$0$12482$4c368faf@roadrunner.com...
    > > My son's VX 6000 just went in to Car Kit mode (says this on the display)
    > > and
    > > only an ear bud/mic will allow you to hear a caller. There is no

    mention
    > > of
    > > this 'feature' in the online manual nor can I find any mention in the
    > > setup
    > > menus.
    > >
    > > An online query to Verizon support was not much help. They suggested

    that
    > > this is a symptom of the phone getting wet and that I should bring it

    into
    > > a
    > > store for examination. The phone is almost 3 years old, so something
    > > could
    > > be going bad. Anyone know of a hidden menu that can turn this on and

    off?
    > >
    > > Larry
    > >
    > >

    >
    >
  4. EdC

    EdC Guest

    On Jun 5, 6:30 pm, "Larry" <larrykl...@roadrunner.nospam.com> wrote:
    > My son's VX 6000 just went in to Car Kit mode (says this on the display) and
    > only an ear bud/mic will allow you to hear a caller. There is no mention of
    > this 'feature' in the online manual nor can I find any mention in the setup
    > menus.
    >
    > An online query to Verizon support was not much help. They suggested that
    > this is a symptom of the phone getting wet and that I should bring it into a
    > store for examination. The phone is almost 3 years old, so something could
    > be going bad. Anyone know of a hidden menu that can turn this on and off?
    >
    > Larry


    Check and see if there is any lint or trash in the charging port on
    the bottom. We have had some of the LG's come in and it has a little
    bit of dirt in the port, just enough to make the phone go into car
    kit. If you get a REAL knowledgable tech at VZW they may be able to
    reset it wth a paper clip by shorting two of the contats together. I
    have never been able to do it myself, but I have watched a co worker
    do it.

    EdC
  5. Larry

    Larry Guest

    I found some info elsewhere in web forums. The charging port is the issue
    lots of times. I took the car charging cord and slid it in and out a bunch
    of times to scrape the contacts and such. This seems to have fixed the car
    kit mode for the time being. Sometimes the contacts short together,
    moisture can also cause some corrosion between contacts that triggers the
    car kit mode.

    Larry

    "EdC" <kc7mwp@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:1181202143.550029.135210@n4g2000hsb.googlegroups.com...
    > On Jun 5, 6:30 pm, "Larry" <larrykl...@roadrunner.nospam.com> wrote:
    > > My son's VX 6000 just went in to Car Kit mode (says this on the display)

    and
    > > only an ear bud/mic will allow you to hear a caller. There is no

    mention of
    > > this 'feature' in the online manual nor can I find any mention in the

    setup
    > > menus.
    > >
    > > An online query to Verizon support was not much help. They suggested

    that
    > > this is a symptom of the phone getting wet and that I should bring it

    into a
    > > store for examination. The phone is almost 3 years old, so something

    could
    > > be going bad. Anyone know of a hidden menu that can turn this on and

    off?
    > >
    > > Larry

    >
    > Check and see if there is any lint or trash in the charging port on
    > the bottom. We have had some of the LG's come in and it has a little
    > bit of dirt in the port, just enough to make the phone go into car
    > kit. If you get a REAL knowledgable tech at VZW they may be able to
    > reset it wth a paper clip by shorting two of the contats together. I
    > have never been able to do it myself, but I have watched a co worker
    > do it.
    >
    > EdC
    >

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