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Button Hard Reset the Nokia Lumia 800 if it Won’t Turn On – How To

If you are an old school Nokia fan, you have probably heard about the three-hand-salute. You basically did this if your Nokia wouldn’t boot up, or if it failed booting up. I remember doing this three hand salute hard reset on several of my Nokias, it always got me out of problematic situations. Well, if your Nokia Lumia 800 is not turning on or fails to boot up, you can try performing a button hard reset on your Lumia 800. It will erase everything, but it will hopefully save the phone. Here’s how to do it:

  1. The phone should be off. Hold in this order and at the same time: the volume down, camera, and power buttons.
  2. Keep holding the keys for another 5 seconds after you get some kind of response
  3. You are done, hopefully your Lumia is booting up by now.

Thanks PhoneWorkshop

  • Nicusor Rugina

    Thanks. Worked for me. I had the same WiFi problem. WiFi application stucked and I tried to reboot. And then the pnone won’t turn on.

    • Anonymous

      Glad it helped!

  • http://www.facebook.com/badgerhead Scott Clarkson

    Worked on my partners one! glad it worked, he’s only just won it in a competition and was absolutely gutted about it not working :P crisis averted! Thankyou so much!

  • Sally Dickson

    thanks worked for me

  • NJ

    Really helped me here. My nokia was stone cold dead even after plugging it for 20 mins. Tried your method, totally worked.

    • http://nokiamobileblog.com/ Edward U.

      Glad it worked!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000081692800 Iskandar Dzulkarnain

    OMG, Thanks!

  • Killieick

    LIFESAVER!! thank you lad!

  • Jennyc

    Nothing happened but i plugged it into my charger afterwards and came straight on! thanks so much!!!! :-D

  • Angel_danielle_

    IT WORKED!! Never been so relieved in my life!

  • http://www.facebook.com/drofidnas Chris Sandiford

    Nice one mate,. Thanks a bundle. But the bigger question is why the f**k it happened in the first place?

  • Athol Witter

    Thanks,It Worked @ I Lost No Data,Nothing!!

  • Pickwickstick

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  • BassCamp

    I’ve got the phone for two weeks now and it won’t boot up… My whole experience with the phone till now, is as if this WP7 phone is one huge Beta-Smartphone. Nokia and Microsoft completely lost the whole point. “Have they never held a Android driven or iPhone?” you wonder… It’s truly worse then my older Xperia mini 10. I’m completely struck by how bad this phone is functioning compared to all those other phones I could’ve bought… By the way, the hard reset won’t even work, so I’ve got no idea on what to do now… I thought: ‘Well, I’ll just put my SIM-card back into my Xperia.’ But no, for that’s not mini-SIM compatible… :s

  • AdamC

    I don’t know if you’re tip helped but mine didn’t seem to respond to the three button trick, I plugged it in to see if it needed a kick start, nothing and now magically 10 minutes later it was decided to work. Either way Thank You!!

  • Aj

    Thank u sooo muchhh!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1740891707 Ester Ribeiro Meirelles

    My lumia 800 didn’t want turn on..It was letting me mad… but It worked!! thank you very much!!

  • Suzi_tzuzi

    thank you soooo much !!!!!!!!

  • MisterC

    My lumia was about to drive me crazy, but then I used you 3 buttons trick, of course nothing happend, but then I placed my phone back to his adapter, and poof, a huge battery schows up and said that my phone was completly empty….

    however, he´s back online now, so thank you ;)

  • barry

    Did the trick.  Thanks.

  • hamoodi

    holy crap am i the only person it didnt work for? :( its been off now for over 2 hours im really worried now! my phone just randomly turned off when i was at the gp today and ive done reset, soft reset and hard reset and nothing!!!

  • Bitch

    . thanks soooooo much!!!!!! :)

  • Heavenv22

    nothing for me