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My sonny ericsson k610i dont switch on

I used the phone for 2 weeks and i was using a t mobile sim card so i put my 3g sim card it worked went on the homepage worked then i switched it off and it neva switched back on instead it shows the flashing light on top every time i switched it on and it dont charge aswell took it to the shop and they said that it is a software problem inside so please help me

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  • melanie cooper Dec 16, 2007

    my phone just turned off on its own and wont come back on

  • aaweis Dec 20, 2007

    my K610i was working fine just switch it off for the fun of it now it wont com on a red light flashes wenever i try 2 witch it on

  • Pookiemon Dec 24, 2007

    I used the software update utility provided with my K610i and it seemed to work OK although it took much longer than it had any previous time I used the utility.

    The phone worked fine all day and that night I switched it off and put it on the charger. Next day I tried to switch it on and all that happens is the LED on the top of the phone flashes red a few times. Same thing happens when I try to charge it.

    Unfortunately I was going on holiday that day and I won´t be home for a week to try and update the software again! No phone while on holiday - I suppose worse things have happened...

    Anyone know if the Sony software update utility on my PC will fix the problem or do I need to take it into the repair shop?

  • tiido Dec 30, 2007

    at the moment, i am on a vacation in the philippines from australia. i was using my phone one day and put it into my pocket. the next time i went to use it the LED on the top of the phone was flashing and when i tried to charge it the same thing would happen. can u please tell me how to fix this problem, is it a problem that requires me to send the phone away to sony ericsson or can a cellphone repairer here fix it for me? i would really love the help and appreciate your time to hear me, thanks. - chris

  • carenina Feb 04, 2008

    i had same problem with my my k610i. i bought it to sony ericsonn service center. at first they say it needs to be reformatted. then, when i called they say they bought it to main service center to be diagnosed....its been 3 weeks and again they said the filter and transreceiver needs to be changed.. i am now wodering which is which. the model is that defective? i had been using mine for 3 weeks...

  • Anonymous Feb 19, 2008

    my k800i unit won't open. when i switched on, it appears a white light on the screen and it won't shows anything!

  • farah barek Apr 22, 2008

    i have a sony ericsson k610i but my Sim in lebanon doesn't work on it ( the phone is coming from france )

    what should i do

    plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz help

  • Anonymous May 04, 2008

    Same problem



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Crazygirl_ut gave a perfect response.
I switched my fone off to chang my battery and my 610i wouldn't switch back on - couldn't believe it. I have done this hundreds of times - so frustrating. It just blinked 6 or seven red flashes at the top of the phone. I pulled out memory stick and swapped sim cards - nothing worked.
Then I jumped on the net and found the above solution - it worked - my phone is now fully operational again and it cost me $11.75 australian dollars.
A couple of points I found.
When you go to the website for wotan server and download the guide it tells you to use the service key.
When you follow the link to find out what the service key is, it says its the "C" key. Same as when you run the flash upgrade software - it also suggests holding the C key when you plug in the phone.
It only worked when I held down the 2 and 5 keys as mentioned above.
I also had to download the driver software when I first plugged in the phone and the found new hardware wizard started.
Lastly the only other thing I noticed was the pdf guide said not to purchase a credit until you ran the software to check compatability etc but the software wouldn't work until after I purchased the credit and entered my username and password.
A word of caution - my username and password email ended up in my junk email box, which I forgot to check for ages so I thought after I had spent my money they never emailed me!
I was all ready to send them a complaint until I twigged and found the email.

Good luck anyone else who tries this. Even if your phone is under warranty it's not bad value to pay your money and flash it yourself, in terms of time and effort having to take your phone in for repairs and get a replacement while yours is being fixed etc. This took me all up about 2 hours with dinner and other distractions getting in the way. I didn't have to waste my lunch hour dashing to some remote repair facility and waste my petrol and then do the same when picking it up again.

I'm happy!!! Thanks Crazygirl_ut

Posted on May 19, 2008

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Hey Buddy!

My phone just died as well about a week ago. It flashed a white screen, so I took the battery out to restart it and when I went to restart it, it just flashed a red light about 6 times. I went to a couple phone repair shops and they were quoting me anywhere from $50-$150 in repair fees. How frustrating! Well i decided i'd scour the net to see if there was viable solution that was cheaper. And I struck a goldmine! I just wanted to share my solution with you and any other people that are having this stupid it seems common with this particular model. What makes me even more frustrated is the horrendous price people wanted to fix it for. I just barely fixed my phone by myself for....get this....$11 AUD (7 Euros) How amazing is that! Now I will go through the steps you need to do to get your phone working hopefully.

1. Download Wotan Client from the following website:

2. Buy 1 Credit via paypal from their's 7 Euros and they will email you your login details for the Wotan Client App. You can also download a get started guide to get you started

3. Install the Wotan Client and open it up.

4. At the bottom right, put in your login details.

5. Plug into your Computer the DCU-60 Gray USB Cable that comes with your phone.

6. VERY VERY IMPORTANT, Remove your sim card and your memory card you have in your phone before you connect your phone.

With your Sony Ericsson K610i phone, press down and hold the 2 and 5 number keys simultaneously while connecting the phone to the USB Cable.

7. When you hear the standard sound of new hardware connecting to your computer, quickly click START on the Wotan Client on the top right.

8. It should say phone found, and it updated my EROM and it said done after about 10 seconds.

9. You can then disconnect your phone and take the battery out for about an hour before you try to power it back up.

This program was a lifesaver! And i'd hate for anyone to have to get gipped or ripped off by the Mobile Repair shops around, so that's why I wanted to post this, as it worked with me.

Hopefully this will work for you as well. Don't let anyone tell you it's a hardware issue! It's a firmware issue...

Alright Mate happy repairing to you!


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  • jayson_whiz2 Dec 02, 2010

    pls can you just give me ur login ID and also the password for the wotan server... i hope u understand... this is my email [email protected] hoping for your kind consideration..



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Posted on Dec 13, 2007

Well jus tke it to the local phone shop !!!!

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  • as u r unable to get the h.set restart, it means, the problem may be either with ur battery or with the software of h.set .
  • first try to chnge the battery & then try.
  • if it doesn't work then u need to get the operating system updated from the dealer.

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My k610i not tur on wen i click on buton i have problem with software wat shod i do pls tell mee

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I think you ar really wierd and ar idiots i got a k610i and it works fine if you want to have your phone unlocked it will cost in the region of £15,

Posted on May 27, 2008

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