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Alcatel 665 display suddenly upside down & backwards

  • 4 March 2018
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I have fully charged it, turned it off and back on, turned it off and removed & replaced battery.  Functions still work but I have to look at it in a mirror to navigate!!! Help.  I have never had problems with this phone before.

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Best answer by angelacrowe 6 March 2018, 00:09

Thanks for the reply, but it is not an issue of landscape vs portrait.  It is flipped mirror image so that it is only readable in a mirror - very weird.  It is an old flip phone; no data.  I love it though because I only want it for phone calls and it is also an FM radio.  Perhaps you youngsters don't know or care about those.  ;-)  Anyhoo - last night I let the battery run low, turned it off and charged it for 8+ hours.  Low and behold it fixed itself!!!  I know these phones won't last forever, but I am so glad it still works at least for now.

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Have you made sure that the device is not locked into portrait mode? You may have turned off screen rotation on accident. There is also the chance that the gyroscope inside the device went bad in which case you will need to exchange the phone. If you were to watch something like Youtube can you force it into landscape for things like videos? If no then the device is definently defective.

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Hi there!

Just checking in to see if you've tried @dragon1562​ suggestion to see if it helps. The only other last step I can think of that'll resolve this is resetting the device. Please keep us posted on this. Thanks!

Master reset: T-Mobile 665

Thanks for the reply, but it is not an issue of landscape vs portrait.  It is flipped mirror image so that it is only readable in a mirror - very weird.  It is an old flip phone; no data.  I love it though because I only want it for phone calls and it is also an FM radio.  Perhaps you youngsters don't know or care about those.  ;-)  Anyhoo - last night I let the battery run low, turned it off and charged it for 8+ hours.  Low and behold it fixed itself!!!  I know these phones won't last forever, but I am so glad it still works at least for now.

Thank you for the response.  I just answered dragon1562.  Fortunately it fixed itself.  I am glad I didn't have to reset it and lose all my contacts and I don't want to give up my vintage luddite phone.  Wondering if anyone else has seen this issue.

Had the same problem and it was mad annoying.

I read somewhere online that the issue maybe recalibration, something like that.I'd apparently have to drop my gadget to the floor to fix a sensor.

Thought it was crazy,but I did power Dow,and give the phone a real good shake in every direction. Hit it a couple of times on a soft surface(couch,bed),Powered it back on and Vwala...it was back to normal.

I know this is an old post but

For anyone who visits this page and who has the same issue ,try this out

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