I've managed to fix this communication device perfectly. I don't have access to any server, so hopefully anyone with my old issue can make good use of this.I've seen the numerous attempts to fix this particular phone, and they all had too short a working life span, and were very undependable. But, the ideas worked, I only refined and tweaked the idea of one gentleman labeled anonymous, from review number 3 here:
"For those of you having problems with poor signal after a while -- I think the problem is with the two gold contacts on the circuit board that connect to the antenna. They are on the upper left hand corner of the board if you are viewing it from the back. They are flexibleand supported by two small foam blocks. Over time, they get pressed down and result in poor contact with the antenna. There are two ways to fix it: 1) Try to tighten the screws as a previous reviewer mentioned. This may indirectly force the contacts and antenna back together. 2) take apart the phone and gently pry the contacts back up. You can also insert a slim piece of non-conductive material between them and the foam blocks for a more permanent fix."
After reading this young man's(or woman's) idea, I opened my phone, bent the pins further from the board. It worked I thought, then started going bad again, and every 2-3 days I was bending my pins, and it slowly began to fail using this method. So, I got tired of unscrewing and bending pins every other day, and 2, 3 times a day, so I kept paper, then tape under the cover of my phone battery cover to press the pins without unscrewing. This method worked too, and the tape was more reliable than paper which would gradually move, or shift out of place. After getting tired of it working 30-40 percent of the time, I said screw this sht!
NOW, TIME FOR THE GOOD STUFF!! INSTRUCTIONS!
FIRST OFF, I'M NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR DAMAGE DONE TO YOUR PHONE BY USING THIS! IT'S NOT SAFE 100%, AND MAY VOID ANY WARRANTY YOU HAVE!
1.) Open your phone, to do so, unscrew for corner screws around your batter, underneath the back cover. Squeeze the two sides of the black keypad cover where your volume and camera buttons are. Lift the bottom first till the back is off about 36 to 40 percent. It should look like an acute angle. Now, slide the back that's been taken off toward the top of the phone, and it should slide right off, but be gentle.
2.)Now, you have two options, hopefully you select option number 1, but for the poor unfortunates like me, there will be a second option, just wait.
A.) You have it easy, fold a piece of paper about the length equivalent to 1/4 a penny's length. Now, remove that dumb rubber, it's elasticity is far too high, and allows the pins to bend and dent opposite the direction of the board connections. Now, flatten where the pins are arched some, they should be more flat, for a better connection. If you like, put the rubber on top of the paper(helps keep metals from scarring eachother, and absorbs shock), if it's really, really tight, good. If it suites you, just use the paper.
B.) You must've broken the pins trying to flatten them, don't worry, you'll still alive, we're just bringing your phone back from the dead.lol. For you, take away that annoying little rubber piece. Don't worry about the pins still not reaching if they're broken really short. To continue, go get some aluminum foil, wrap some around the two short pins you've broken, individually. Wrap them with quite a bit, because it'll all shrink when you squish them under the plate and screw it in. Wrap the aluminum foil around as close to the bottom of the pins where they come from around the black plate so that the connect well, and have no chance for sliding off. Now, squeeze them as flat as possible, use needle nose pliers for a better job, easier done. now it looks like they're touching, and are all wide and too much to work, no. Fold the extra towards the back of the pins on the opposite side from where they connect to the board, and squeeze them flat again with the pliers, till it's tight and looks almost like how the pins did, and aren't touching. They're shouldn't be too much excess around the pins where they can't be positions apart the same as before they where broken. squeeze them flat, really flat, and with no arch. now, put TIGHTLY folded paper underneath them till it's lifted high enough to reach the board when screwed in, and leave very little, very, very little room for the rubber peice, it should be pretty tight. Put the rubber back under the pins on top of the paper you've stuffed under them. Use your screw driver to smooth the wrenckled sides of the aluminum between the two pins. When you push down on the pins, THEY SHOULD NOT HAVE ANY RESISTANCE, MORE THAN APPROXIMATELY 0.02.
3.)Unscrew the ONE screw from the center of the black plate the whole antenna sits on at the top. Next, stick whatever that's PLASTIC, or PAPER, under it so that it rest under the same area the antenna on the plate, and board connect. Sand down, or tear away the line patterns that are in that same area, because they're in the center of the plate before putting in your item to lift the black plate. With the lines sanded, you have a flat surface, DO NOT take away more material than needed. Put enough height under the plate so that it cannot be pushed in at all when screwed in, and a little extra, just a little so that it'll raise some to help reach. When done it should have zero flexibility and shock asorbance, good. When you push the black plate in with a finger on the side with the antenna, it shouldn't budge, perfect. Now, SUPER GLUE THE ITEM TO IT'S PLACE, GEL BRAND, GLUE APPROPRIATELY ACCORDING TO THE DIRECTIONS GIVEN ON, OR WITH THE SUBSTANCE.
4.) put the phone back together, and see if it fits, if it doesn't go down perfectly, don't worry, or remove very little.(STEP B INDIVIDUALS ONLY: BUT, don't tear away aluminum foil, if it's too much, use a new piece and rewrap it with less. Now, put the screws in tight. Undo the screws and look at your aluminum foil, it should've held it's shape or loss about 1-1.2 percent of it's shape. If it's not enough, REWRAP, don't add to the aluminum foil with separate pieces. Don't worry if the pins are touching, or the aluminum foil is.
5.) Now, use a small rubber band, preferably the brand for wrapping braided ends of hair, about the diameter of a nickle. Now unscrew the black plate that's holst the antenna again, and lay it around it after the glue has dried, pull the rubber band upward, towards the top of your phone. Pull about half an inch out from behind what the black plate covers when it's back in place. Now, hold the rubber band in it's stretched position and reinsert the black plate and the screw which tightly positions the piece. the black plate should still be able to slide under it's to top pins which traps it's upper corners. Now, twist the rubber band *3*, or 4 times, and pull the coiled area of the rubber band between the two pins. This is to prevent the pins from being able to touch. It may go a little under the left pin, don't worry, just be sure the right pin reaches the same height, but don't purposely use the rubber band to lift it, try not to lift the pins with it, it's solely for separating the pins in times of squeezes, drops, and other forms of shock. Next, wrap the other end of the band to the support structer for the upper right screw we removed to get to the main curcuit board, and hold it there. Get it to hold there temporarily, if you sit it just right, it should stay if you don't bump it. Else, glue it too, but no where near the board, VERY, VERY LITTLE GLUE(try not to have to use the glue here).
6.)Put your phone back together and screw it in, your done with the inside. Now look at the upper left corner where the battery sits. You should see a little black circle. VERY gently, carve away some of the plastic in this piece. if you're scraping it, scrap without pushing in. Now, you will see a vertical bar on the right, and near the lower center area, another pin. take another piece of aluminum foil about the size of a quarter, and just roll it between your fingers till it's tight and thick enough to fit firmly between the two pins. The length of the rolled foil should come to about 4/5 of a penny's diameter(doesn't matter though, just don't get extreme.) If you make this rolled foil's cylinder diameter just enough to fit firmly between the pins when sat in, whatever else sticks out should be bent to the floor the batter rests in.
7.) Now, put the sim card, and your battery back in, slowly, without shifting the foil's position clockwise, or counter. Put your battery cover back on, and *VOILA!* YOUR PHONE WON'T GIVE YOU ANYMORE BULLS_T
OH, AND MY ROLLED ALUMINUM ITEM EXTENSION IN THE BATTERY AREA IS THE KEY TO WHY THE CALLS AREN'T DROPPED, OR MISSED AND THE SIGNAL IS CONSTANT. THE ANTENNA WORK IS THE KEY TO YOUR GOOD SIGNALS, AND LESS AREAS WITH TOO LITTLE BARS EVEN IF YOUR PHONE WORKS. BUT THE CYLINDER IDEA CAME TO ME WHEN I SAW AN INDIVIDUAL COMPLAINING THEY PHONE WORKED BETTER ONLY WHEN THE BATTER BACK WAS OFF.