Hi, I've got the Nokia 8800 Sirroco (2006/7 I think it came out). On Friday it froze. I switched it off by taking the battery out and now every time I switch it on the software wont load up. I get the welcome message, I can type in my pin code and then it says 'pin accepted'. From here I just get a blank screen, the phone is on, the screen light appears but thats it, no software.
My SIM works in another phone so it cant be that. There is a shop in the town I live, Chester, that services Nokia phones. I have a feeling they will want to reload the software ie. I will lose all numbers, pictures, videos saved to the phone. Now before I do that does anybody know if I am truly screwed? Can I salvage the data at all. I work in systems in my job and I know if a similar thing happens on your average computer then there are ways to save info AND fix the problem. Also, is there anything I can do to get the phone to work, anybody have any special tricks that might kick into life? Many thanks.