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P1i display problem...

I had posted a problem regarding the display going blank but the phone part is working fine. it can accept call, when i start the phone, it also gives the startup sound but nothing comes on the display...then after 2 or 3 days when i switched on the phone the display appeared and i thought my problem got fixed somehow...actually i had left the phone switched off during that time...when i phone started everything was fine..but when again after i saw my phone, i faced the same problem of the screen going blank...pls help i want to make sure what the problem is before i give it to the service center as i had bought this phone frm abroad and it doesnt have a warranty ...

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  • Anonymous Nov 16, 2008

    My display is so faint ....I can hardly see anything.


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Solution Description:

  1. Back up your data using the Sony Ericsson PC suite, then perform Update Service as described below
  2. Log on to:
  3. Download and install Update Service on your computer to keep the software in your phone up-to-date and ensure optimum performance from your phone.
  4. When the download is complete, an Update Service shortcut will be created on your desktop.
  5. While still connected to the Internet, click the ‘Update Service’ shortcut icon on your desktop
  6. Sony Ericsson window will pop up and downloading will begin. Allow the downloading to run complete to 100%
  7. Another Sony Ericsson window showing different countries’ languages will pop up, select your preferred language.
  8. Sony Ericsson ‘Welcome to Update Service’ window will pop up, showing ‘Exit’ on the left-hand side and ‘Start’ on the right-hand side.
  9. Click the ‘Start’ icon and select ‘Agree’ on the ‘Term of Use’ page that pops up
  10. Select your phone type and click on ‘Continue’
  11. Highlight your specific phone type and select ‘Continue’
  12. Follow the instructions as shown below:
- Make sure your phone is fully charged
- Connect the USB cable to a USB port on your computer
- Turn off your phone
- Remove and reinsert the battery
- Press and hold the ‘C’ button down while plugging the USB cable to the computer
- Continue to hold the ‘C’ button down until the instruction number ‘7’ on the Update Service comes up (i.e. Instructing you to ‘Release the ‘C’ button)
  1. Allow the update to run to the end
  2. When the system informs you that the latest update has already been installed on your system, click on ‘Continue Anyway’
  3. Click ‘Yes’ to all subsequent questions
  4. Allow the update to fully run to the end
  5. When update is complete, disconnect the USB from the computer and phone
  6. Remove and reinsert the phone battery
  7. Power on your Sony Ericsson P1i phone
  8. Congratulation!!!

NB: since the phone is not powering on, you may not be able to know whether the battery is fully charged. Hence, you will need to use a Sony Ericsson Deskstand. Connect the Battery Charger to its slot on the Deskstand and the USB cable to its slot simultaneously. This enables the battery to charge while the update is also running.

Posted on Nov 19, 2008

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