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weired alert with "yyyyyyy" on my LG phone

by Jman787 / December 25, 2008 7:01 AM PST

This is the 3rd time its happened. I have the LG 3 phone (verizon wireless) and every once in a while this Alert Event pops up:

(name)yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy (with these little dots on top of the y's)
(Date)Oct 13 13652 7:63 pm
Feb 31 4095 11:59pm
Repeated end time
Until Feb 31, 4095

Any ideas as to what this is would be greatly appreciated.

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Same problem!
by brendo613 / February 11, 2009 7:20 AM PST

I feel really relieved that someone else has experienced this ... attests to some degree of my sanity at least! What model phone do you have? Mine is the VX 8360.

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its the lg chocolate 3, also....
by Jman787 / February 11, 2009 8:10 AM PST
In reply to: Same problem!

i little while ago i spoke to verizon and they said that perhaps it was a software issue and that I should come to the store and they'll update the software. So i did but even after, i still got the alert but it only happened like once or twice and hasnt happened since then.

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by brendo613 / February 11, 2009 9:21 AM PST

That's interesting that it seems to have helped a little. Upon doing some research on the dates entered, I found some pages discussing the programming of the phone, that when a reminder is set to repeat forever, the date entered is December 31st, 4095 ... well, that's significant, as was some other technological jargon I found. Weird

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its happening again
by Jman787 / March 4, 2009 11:50 AM PST
In reply to: 23twed

brendo - did you find out anything else about this because it seems to be happening more and more often?

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No luck, no help
by brendo613 / March 5, 2009 3:41 AM PST
In reply to: its happening again

I haven't found anything else out, unfortunately. I've just kind of learned to live with it. It can be funny sometimes. I wonder what triggers it ... it's not even usually after any recent activity.

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LG VX5500 also affected by strange Alert dated Feb 31, 4095
by c.jacks / July 24, 2009 12:28 PM PDT
In reply to: No luck, no help


I'm experiencing the same spurious Alert problem that you (LG VX8360 and Jman787 (LG 3) are, but I have a Verizon LG VX5500. Two things are interesting:

1) There is no such thing as Feb 31 in any year - ever! (February has 28 days and sometimes 29)

2) The Alert came out of nowhere, my clamshell was closed and my phone was sitting on the desk. When I pressed OK to "Save" the Alert... and then tried to find it using my Options... Search it was no where to be found (strange!)

In your February post you said, "Upon doing some research on the dates entered, I found some pages discussing the programming of the phone, that when a reminder is set to repeat forever, the date entered is December 31st, 4095 ... well, that's significant, as was some other technological jargon I found."

Could you please give us the URLs of the research you found that was useful to resolving this problem?

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February 31 indicates an entirely fictitious date
by c.jacks / July 24, 2009 12:46 PM PDT
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Eerie alert
by trishrides / November 15, 2009 8:56 PM PST

Good to know others are getting this same alert. Maybe it's something from The Twilight Zone.
Wish I could erase it.

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yyyyyyy with date of Feb 31st 4095
by steve_in_arizona / December 2, 2009 10:54 PM PST

It's triggered on my phone when I cancel a calendar event on the same day of the event (only if its within an hour before the event). I have tried it about 5 times now. The event has to be stored in your phone for at least an hour so just putting one in and then immediately canceling it won't work. Think carefully when you get this message. Did you cancel an event (appointment) in your phone? Bet you did. Hope this helps.

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my LG phone
by neveahsdad / January 26, 2011 1:01 AM PST

my phone alert said feb 31 4095 7:63pm so that weirded me out so i tried to look into it a bit and them my phone shut off all by itself and then turned itself back on .really strange anyone have any answers, cause i am weirded out by the whole thing.

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