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Sony ericsson w890i

Ring tone and alram do not work. Plays music files - and ring tones when setting - will not ring when incoming calls or alram goes off.

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  • gee_wee_21 Oct 28, 2008

    My ringtne, alarm and message tones all of a sudden stopped ringing ... even though my MP3 player works fine and my keypad tones do aswell. I have master reset my phone and downloaded new software ... still nothing ... please can someone help?! Thanks, Gemma

  • tesla_n Nov 11, 2008

    Phone plays MP3s / ringtones fine when setting but just flashes - no
    sound - when someone rings. Message alerts won't play at all. Volume is
    set to max, not on silent, just stopped working a couple of weeks ago.
    I've noticed a new symbol - I think a G in a circle - above the signal
    strength display but can't find anything in the menus to change it.
    Please help! (and what's an audio IC fault?!)

  • myschang86 Nov 12, 2008

    Im having the same problem too! Really annoying. Phone is totally silent during incoming calls and texts but fine when I play the Walkman. How do I get around this? Pls help.

  • knox452 Nov 15, 2008

    I have exactly the same problem.Can hear when listening to songs on the media player but cant hear nothing when recieving incoming calls or texts or my alarm.

    Took it to the Carphone Warehouse and they said it had been water damaged although it has never been dropped in any liquid!

    Check the battery , there is a little indicator that turns red if it has water damage.I dont believe it has been water damaged as many people have the same problem so surely if it was water then other things would go wrong.

  • ooh20 Nov 25, 2008

    Same here!

    It's incredibly annoying, especially seeing as it's not exactly the cheapest of phones...

  • ReverendOzzy Nov 26, 2008

    Exactly the same problem. Plus when i master reset it i managed to lose all my numbers. very annoying!

  • tobyagardner Nov 27, 2008

    exact same problem ... all sound just stopped about a week ago. And it has never been dropped in liquid.

  • knottjon Jan 03, 2009

    Same again, have SE got yet another problem they haven't bothered to tell their customers about? Went to Orange to try Solution #1 and was informed that I would have to pay a one-off £50 fee and then a monthly subscription (until the end of my current contract) to join their insurance scheme! I could buy a new phone for less.

  • Anonymous Jan 06, 2009

    I will not buy ericsson anymore!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1



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I took my phone into my local carphone warehouse and they sent it off to sony ericsson for free!

First of all they accidently replaced the microphone as the description the woman in the shop provided them was unclear.
However, they were very apologetic in the shop and sent it off again.

It works perfectly fine now, and only took around a week.

Tip: make sure you provide a very detailed description of what is wrong with the phone and check that it it working when you get it back before you leave the shop!

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Check u'r ringer if it not work's it wil b audio ic fault

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