Jump to content
Strawberry Orange Banana Lime Leaf Slate Sky Blueberry Grape Watermelon Chocolate Marble
Strawberry Orange Banana Lime Leaf Slate Sky Blueberry Grape Watermelon Chocolate Marble
bizzard

My Nokia 2610 mobile phone.

Featured Posts

I have great trouble seeing what's on the screen in the daylight, in fact nothing, fine at night or indoors. It's a lovely phone, £12-50p from Tesco's about 15 years ago. A couple of years ago I attended a birthday party of relations in Leigh-On-Sea, I knew exactly where I was going but missed the turnings name, I think I was overtaking a bus at the time. This turning was off the main A13 that runs through to Southend. I had driven past Westcliff and realized I had gone way too far past the turning. I was now late for the party so I turnined around and stopped in Westcliff high st to phone my cousin for directions. Blow I couldn't see anything on the Nokia's screen, I had to make it dark, so I climbed into the boot and lowered the lid to make it nice and dark. I made the phone call to my cousin who walked down to the main road to watch out for me and guide me to the party which she did.

   Because of the embarrasment of climbing in and out of the boot in Westcliff high street on a busy Saturday afternoon I now carry a black plastic bin bag which I pull over me and my phone to make phone calls cosily inside it. People walking by still stand and watch this performance though which forces me to find a quiet side turning. People are a nuisance.  I could get a van to make a phone call in the back I suppose biut that's too drastic, or get under the car with the phone pretending it's broken down.  The screen saver is not on. I don't want a Smartphone, I've fallen in love with my beatiful small Nokia 2610.  Anyone think of any improvment on the black bin bag please or a way to enhance the screen so I can read it in daylight. Thank yoo.  :)

  • Greenie 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
20 minutes ago, bizzard said:

I have great trouble seeing what's on the screen in the daylight, in fact nothing, fine at night or indoors. It's a lovely phone, £12-50p from Tesco's about 15 years ago. A couple of years ago I attended a birthday party of relations in Leigh-On-Sea, I knew exactly where I was going but missed the turnings name, I think I was overtaking a bus at the time. This turning was off the main A13 that runs through to Southend. I had driven past Westcliff and realized I had gone way too far past the turning. I was now late for the party so I turnined around and stopped in Westcliff high st to phone my cousin for directions. Blow I couldn't see anything on the Nokia's screen, I had to make it dark, so I climbed into the boot and lowered the lid to make it nice and dark. I made the phone call to my cousin who walked down to the main road to watch out for me and guide me to the party which she did.

   Because of the embarrasment of climbing in and out of the boot in Westcliff high street on a busy Saturday afternoon I now carry a black plastic bin bag which I pull over me and my phone to make phone calls cosily inside it. People walking by still stand and watch this performance though which forces me to find a quiet side turning. People are a nuisance.  I could get a van to make a phone call in the back I suppose biut that's too drastic, or get under the car with the phone pretending it's broken down.  The screen saver is not on. I don't want a Smartphone, I've fallen in love with my beatiful small Nokia 2610.  Anyone think of any improvment on the black bin bag please or a way to enhance the screen so I can read it in daylight. Thank yoo.  :)

There are a few (used) on eBay.

 

Just buy a replacement.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, The Happy Nomad said:

There are a few (used) on eBay.

 

Just buy a replacement.

 

I misread it like that to start with.  The backlight works fine, it's the screen contrast he's struggling with in bright daylight.

 

It's probably those red/green sunglasses he's wearing ...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
18 minutes ago, TheBiscuits said:

 

I misread it like that to start with.  The backlight works fine, it's the screen contrast he's struggling with in bright daylight.

 

It's probably those red/green sunglasses he's wearing ...

Ah. I thought he meant it was faulty.

 

Perhaps a Smartphone would actually be the answer? Used in 'Dark theme' mode the contrast is perfect.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Indoors as requested. You can just see the writing on the screen, but spoiled by the camera flash refection.  I'll do one inside a black bin bag later.

SAM_1632 (2).JPG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The screen is clearly suffering - as some on here - from old age. The screens lose their intensity with increasing use (not just age)

 

I have an aged sony  K660 (similar to your Nokia) that hasn't been used much, but has a vertical bar fault on the screen  -Usable and quite readable in strong sunlight ). You're welcome to it.

PM me.

 

Yours is dirty as well....

Edited by OldGoat

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

apparently it's beacuse it uses a cheaper CSTN screen with 65K colours, good for battery, bad for readability.

It also cuts power to the screen after about 15-20secs to save battery, this cannot be changed. Press one of the scroll keys to wake it back up.

if you can remove the scratch resistant plastic sticker from the glass its said to improve it by around 15%

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 minutes ago, OldGoat said:

The screen is clearly suffering - as some on here - from old age. The screens lose their intensity with increasing use (not just age)

 

I have an aged sony  K660 (similar to your Nokia) that hasn't been used much, but has a vertical bar fault on the screen  -Usable and quite readable in strong sunlight ). You're welcome to it.

PM me.

 

Yours is dirty as well....

Thank you for the kind offer OldGoat but guess what.  I've just cleaned the screen with a proper lens cleaning pad and I can now read the screen quite well now outside in daylight.  Just think all those years of climbing into my boot or inside a bin bag to use it and all it needed was cleaning.  Thank you.    Over and out.

  • Greenie 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 minutes ago, bizzard said:

I've just cleaned the screen with a proper lens cleaning pad and I can now read the screen quite well now outside in daylight.

 

Let us have an "after" photo outdoors then :)

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Aldi lens cleaning wipes 99p for fifty. I did my reading specs with one too, I can now see the whole phone as well as the screen.

Just now, TheBiscuits said:

 

Let us have an "after" photo outdoors then :)

 

Later, I've put it all away now.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, bizzard said:

Aldi lens cleaning wipes 99p for fifty. I did my reading specs with one too, I can now see the whole phone as well as the screen.

:clapping:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, TheBiscuits said:

:clapping:

I didnt mean to quote you but now your hear I have to

2 hours ago, bizzard said:

Aldi lens cleaning wipes 99p for fifty. I did my reading specs with one too, I can now see the whole phone as well as the screen.

Later, I've put it all away now.

I use them on my glasses, I read the instructions the other day, it says something like dont use on LCD screens

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ive got a couple of those phones plus batteries and chargers.

The downside is they are australian models, so to work here you have to stand on your head ( or hold them upside down) and shout strewth when you finally get a connection.

Neither of those minor irritations will bother a man of your sensitivity I am sure.

There are two other slight issues to overcome firstly they have australia ‘kill the poor’  mains plugs. Made out of tin foil and chocolate, and secondly they have a strange answerphone system that grossly offends anyone trying to leave a missive.

Not sure why this is.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, roland elsdon said:

The downside is they are australian models, so to work here you have to stand on your head ( or hold them upside down) and shout strewth when you finally get a connection.

And change your name by deed poll to Bruce?

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello Bruce, what do you do then?

 

I’m a taxidermist. 
 

A taxi-what-ist?

 

A taxidermist. 
 

What the heck is one of those then Bruce?

 

I... er, I stuff animals. 
 

Oh it’s okay lads, he’s one of us!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.