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Sony Ericsson W890i ringtone and alarm doesnt make noise walkman works.

Sony Ericsson W890i ringtone and alarm doesnt make noise. The walkman works it used to work i dunno how but stopd wurking need help please

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  • Anonymous Oct 21, 2008

    no ringtones no sms tones :-(

  • Anonymous Oct 27, 2008

    same prob all other sounds such as music player

  • MarthaM Oct 28, 2008

    I can listen to each individual ringtone happily but phone does not ring when called it will only vibrate. Silent mode is off and profile is normal and volume is at level 8. Key tones can be changed.

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  • Anonymous Nov 22, 2008

    i have exactly the same problem, i can play all the ringtones individually bu i cnt hear a message or ringtone, it just vibrates

  • dilpk Dec 03, 2008

    Sony Ericsson W890i ringtone and alarm doesnt make noise walkman works. problem, and notify you when a new solution

  • Anonymous Apr 24, 2009

    same problem. although phone was nearly a year old so got it replaced on warranty. replacement phone also stopped ringing after a week! so now gone from thinking the phone was cool to one that sucks

  • Anonymous May 06, 2009

    I put my phone on silent for a couple of hours one day, and when I took it off silent, it never rang again. No message alert or alarm sounds, although I can play these under settings and the walkman still works.

  • Anonymous May 13, 2009

    Mine also has the same problem and it's not even a year I own this phone. =(

  • nigeldavies3 May 16, 2009

    "Sony Ericsson W890i ringtone and alarm doesnt make noise walkman works." The phone is only six weeks old

  • dene189 May 20, 2009

    Hi My sony ericsson rings but there is no sound coming out



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The front speaker needs replacing. Songs/MP3's are played through the back speakers, thats why you can hear them when you play them individually.

Ive been quoted around £50 from an online mobile phone repair centre to replace it.

Needless to say, Ive sent my phone back for a refund, and i wont be buying this phone again.

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I have 2 mobiles hwit same problem exchange Camara flex module w890i

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When i recieved call i cant hear the ringtone only feel the vibrate but the speaker work when i listen to music or radio

Please check if the ringtone is selected as off. If it is selected as off then make it on and select the volume.

May 20, 2010 | Sony Ericsson W890i Cellular Phone

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My sony ericcson w890i alerts, alarms & ringtone stopped working!


Do a Master Reset on the phone which may help. To do this make sure anything stored onto your phone is stored to the SIM or Memory Card; i.e. phone contacts./messages/pictures. Go to Settings and under General scroll down to ‘Master Reset’ then reset all. It should switch itself off and reboot within a few minutes. Give it couple of days before you start using it.

P.S: This is problem shared by many w890i so if ur phone is in warranty, it would be a good idea to call them up.

Mar 07, 2010 | Sony Ericsson W890i Cellular Phone

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My w890i will only vibrate. how can i get it to use a ringtone. The video clips and songs can be heard but the alarm has no sound and when someone calls the phone only vibrates. I tryed updating new...

this is a common problem. it needs to be sent to a service centre to get repaired. you have 2 years warranty. produce your POP and it should be free.
Or phone your network provider to give you help. If your under a contract your provider will bend over backwards to help you.
hope this helps...

Oct 25, 2009 | Sony Ericsson W890i Cellular Phone

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W890i ringtone and alarm doesn't work. all other audio works fine

Software issues are a problem with most mobiles as they get ever more complicated and bloated. My 890 gives me a few hiccups from time to time. Have you ever used the sony update service before? you may just need a firmware update

Oct 07, 2009 | Sony Ericsson W890i Cellular Phone

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Sony ericsson w890i wont play alert tones when i got call or msg

it seems to be quite a common problem for all W890 owners. Mine has the same problem...........frustrating. Sony Ericsson should provide a recall or free repair through its Agents.

Oct 01, 2009 | Sony Ericsson W890i Cellular Phone

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My Sony Ericsson W890i, I cant set the alarm with a vibrate tone?

You go to:
main menu->settings->sounds & alerts (or something like that)-> vibrating alert
Open this and you will find 3 choises (on,on if silent, off). Choose "ON".
Then vibrating alert will be always turned ON,even if You putt it on "silent".

Sep 05, 2009 | Sony Ericsson W890i Cellular Phone

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Have SE w890i, phone wont play incoming ringtones or message tones but plays music through walkman. someone mentioned it was software error so reinstalled software still not workin any ideas?

That is general problem with that model of phone. If you have a warranty use it, but i don't think that they will accept because you did re-instalation of software and welcome to the club of a people who also have a same problem. Sorry for that. Many people have a same problem but SE company doesn't say anything about that yet.

Aug 27, 2009 | Sony Ericsson W890i Cellular Phone

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I have a sony ericsson w890i and when I recieve a call there is no ringtone. I have tried different ringtones and they all play on the speaker but not when I get a call.I have reset the phone and...

make sure you have the phone set to ring, it could be on silent or vibrate mode, there is also a profile that will not allow you to set ring tone, it'll always be silent, so try a different profile

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Sony ericsson w890i 3g

i've got that problem.
i even tried a firmware update today and it still doesnt work.

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