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Nokia N8 Wi-Fi not enabling
« on: August 21, 2014, 03:43:23 am »
Hello

Suddenly my N8 started to reboot on its own when trying to connect to a Wifi.
When I activate the Wi-Fi the message "Searching for Wi-Fi networks"

I already tried doing a hard reset, soft reset, even upgraded the Delight Belle Firmware to latest 6.4, but the same error is there.

Is this a sign that the Wi-Fi card is shot?

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Re: Nokia N8 Wi-Fi not enabling
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2014, 03:24:02 pm »
Did you wipe the Mass memory as well?
And is there a Memory card in the device?

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Re: Nokia N8 Wi-Fi not enabling
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2014, 07:37:55 pm »
Yes, I also formatted the E drive within the File Manager, then hard reset again.

No, I doesn't have microSD card, does it matter?

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Re: Nokia N8 Wi-Fi not enabling
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2014, 07:40:29 pm »
No it doesn't matter, does it not find anything or does it always just show the searching message?

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Re: Nokia N8 Wi-Fi not enabling
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2014, 08:23:29 pm »
It doesn't find anything, the message of Searching for Wi-Fi's is there all the time, but when the issue started happening when the phone started searching for wireless networks It rebooted itself, so I did a hard reset and still the same thing.

Then proceeded to upgrade the Delight firmware which had v 6.099 to 6.4, now it doesn't reboot but it is still stuck in the Searching for Wi-Fi's.

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Re: Nokia N8 Wi-Fi not enabling
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2014, 08:29:13 pm »
It doesn't find anything, the message of Searching for Wi-Fi's is there all the time, but when the issue started happening when the phone started searching for wireless networks It rebooted itself, so I did a hard reset and still the same thing.

Then proceeded to upgrade the Delight firmware which had v 6.099 to 6.4, now it doesn't reboot but it is still stuck in the Searching for Wi-Fi's.

Think a Nokia care may be in order for that one, sounds like something internally has gone.

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Re: Nokia N8 Wi-Fi not enabling
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2014, 08:33:09 pm »
I have never used Nokia Care, only have used Phoenix to flash firmware.

Do I need Windows 7 to use Nokia Care?

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Re: Nokia N8 Wi-Fi not enabling
« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2014, 08:40:27 pm »
I have never used Nokia Care, only have used Phoenix to flash firmware.

Do I need Windows 7 to use Nokia Care?


I missed centre out, it's a Nokia repair point place, if there is one near you, you can pop in and ask them to take a look at it.

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Re: Nokia N8 Wi-Fi not enabling
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2014, 08:42:25 pm »
I see

I reckon that would incur in costs since the phone is out of warranty.

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Re: Nokia N8 Wi-Fi not enabling
« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2014, 02:28:13 am »
Remove your SIM and MicroSD, go a dead USB 11.5 downgrade flash and than flash back to latest Belle Refresh of your product code.
Than disable the WIFI power saving setting and search for a WIFI, if it still doesn't work it's hardware related.

You can find replacement parts and offical Nokia Care .pdf files how to repair the phones via Google, I hope you don't need that, otherwise good luck!

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Re: Nokia N8 Wi-Fi not enabling
« Reply #10 on: August 22, 2014, 02:32:07 am »
OK huelif, will do that this afternoon, Do you mean to downgrade using the famous Scandinavia firmware right?

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Re: Nokia N8 Wi-Fi not enabling
« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2014, 08:23:34 am »
Did the downgrade to Scandinavia, then flash to Belle, but the same issue is present :(

What is most infuriating is that I cannot download any maps from the Maps Loader or from Nokia Suite, it comes with an error about not able to connect to servers, did Nokia also shutdown the servers for Maps or what?