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Blank screen flashing on and off

When I turn on my Sony Ericsson W810i phone the screen is blank and lit up, it then only flashes on and off, nothing else comes up on the screen. If I turn off the phone then turn it back on, the Sony Ericsson welcome message flashes on for about 1 second. Is there an easy solution to fix this problem. I've tried removing the battery and SIM then replacing them, this doesn't help.

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  • ppioo Mar 19, 2009

    I have the same problem but in my case the phone was dropped and stopped working. I have since changed the LCD and it lighted up momemtarily showing the Sony Logo but soon diasappered from the screen. Can anyone help please

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2009

    When the power switch is pressed the phone simply flashes on and off. Happens irrespective of if the memory card or SIM cards are inserted.



    The phone was neither dropped or emersed in water.

  • tracycraigs Mar 30, 2009

    Thank you
    Updated the software and phone is working now.

  • Clibo007 Apr 02, 2009

    Problem: While trying to switch on my phone a blank, white screen appears and then instantly die- most likely a software problem or so I heart from an cellphone technician. Is there any solution to fix this problem? Should I re-install my phone's software? Help Please!!



    Phone: Sony Ericsson W810i

  • Anonymous May 01, 2009

    Thanks White Russian - it worked

  • abdul hakim May 03, 2009

    When I turn on my Sony Ericsson W810i phone the screen is blank and lit up, it then only flashes on and off, nothing else comes up on the screen. If I turn off the phone then turn it back on, the Sony Ericsson welcome message flashes on for about 1 second. Is there an easy solution to fix this problem. I've tried removing the battery and SIM then replacing them, this doesn't help.

  • kapnkore May 25, 2009

    same prob from how do u updates the software

  • Dominic
    Dominic May 11, 2010

    Has this phone been dropped or submerged in water?

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I wouldn't call it a easy solution, but your phone is "bricked" anyway; you can attempt to re-flash the phone firmware which can be downloaded using the Sony Ericsson PC Suite.

http://www.sonyericsson.com/cws/support/softwaredownloads?lc=en&cc=us


Just run the "Update Service" application with you phone plugged into your computer using the connection cable.

90% chance your firmware is out of date and the application will attempt to flash your phone and return it to factory settings; you may loose contacts not stored on your SIM card.

If all goes well, your phone will be restored; the other alternative is to take it in for repair.

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