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My phone will not show it charging and will not turn on, red light flashing

My phone will not go on, also when i connect the charger it does not seem to relate to the phone, It does not seem to show that the phone is charging and on top of the phone where it normally flashes a green light it is flashing a red light. Everytime i try and turn the phone on the red light flashes.

My phone run out of battery so i went to charge it over night. when i returned to the phone (at that point it should have been fully charged) i took the charger out and tried to turn it on and the red light flashed, so i tried pluggin it in to the charger agen and when i do, the red light flashes and i can not get the phone to turn on.

I'v took the battery out of it and placed it in my brothers w580i (same model) and it worked perfect my battery was fully charged and then i tried putting his fully charged battery in my phone and it still didnt go on showing that it is clearly something wrong with the phone and not the battery. I'v also tried plugging it into my computer to see if it would trigger anything but nothing happened just like usual it flashed red.

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  • StuartM94 Nov 07, 2007

    sorry but i'm not to go with things like this so how do i do this ?

  • Anonymous Nov 14, 2007

    At times when the battery is totally empty, that time when i plugin the charger. Its becomes very difficult to switch on the cell once again. Kindly advise.

  • SW2007 Nov 17, 2007

    I have the same problem. Battery was drained and phone switched off. Came home to recharge the phone and connected it to the charger for days but the phone is not turning on. I've held down the red button for over ten seconds but phone does not switch on. Bought a brand new battery but still having the same problem.

  • Anonymous Dec 03, 2007

    opened the cell phone and got a black screen and it does not work battery is fully charged

  • yoni96 Dec 20, 2007

    battery was dead, doesn't charge, everytime i push the power button, red light flashes

  • kara_08 Jan 09, 2008

    my w580 i i turned it off and now it wont turn back on the light just flashes red!!! please can someone help


  • kouklapup Jan 18, 2008

    I am having the same problem what was your solution??

  • Anonymous Feb 08, 2008

    I just got my w580i about a month ago and i turned my phone off and it wont turn back on. Everytime i try to turn it on alil red light on the clear botton blinks. Seems like many others are having same problem. Im alil pissed that they are still selling these things.

  • Anonymous Feb 25, 2008

    Yes i do have the same problem i tried everything i can with or without batterry, plugin in charger,Right now given to Sony Ericsson Service Center i hope same atleast now it will get resolved.I think this is a manufacturing defect.

  • queen missa Apr 15, 2008

    Help!!!! Please!!! My phone wont turn on and there is a red light that flashes where a green light is supposed to be!!! The screen is completely blank!!! Help plz!!!

  • Shabby73 May 16, 2008

    My w580i is doing the same thing..Ive had it about 3 months and its been away getting fixed for the majority of that..This time when I got it back this is what happened to it...It wont start up and the red light flashes..

  • cassiebabe91 Jun 09, 2008

    ive had my sony ericsson w550i for just over a year and i have had a few problems with it. my phones battery ran out and when i went to charge it and turn my phone on it wouldn't turn on all that came up was a wite screen. the battery is fully charged and ive tried a few things like removing the battery and putting it back in, putting another sim card into it and leaving it for 24 hours.

  • vernster9747 Jun 10, 2008

    I was talking on my phone and it went dead and froze and then when I tried to turn in back on I got the blinking red light and nothing

  • chuffmunky Jun 15, 2008

    my phone went through the washing machine and it was working fine. Then one day it turned off. If i plug it into the charger a red light is constantly on. It wont turn on even if it isnt plugged into the charger. help! xx

  • helpless8281 Jun 26, 2008

    i tried debranding my phone yesterday. Once it was done i disconnected it from my computer and tried turning it back on. When it didn't work. I thought that maybe the battery died. So I charged it. when i tried to turn it on it didn't work and a red light came on.

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  • elina831 Jan 07, 2009

    my phone wont turn on but when i put it to charge it doesnt recognize the charger

  • Anonymous Jan 24, 2009

    I have tried charging it but when i take the charger out it keeps the right hand button keeps flashing red

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  • Anonymous Feb 01, 2009

    i went into games and then executor to see what it was then it froze i opened the phone same thing so i took out the battery and put it back in and thew same problem occured it has been 25 hours and my phone still isn't turning on! HELP i have sony ericsson w580i it is 3 days old just spent ten pound to get it unlocked!

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2009

    ya ny nons oyfriend pushed me in the pool and the phone was in my pocet so it does the same thin it pisse me off

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2009

    sadly...i have the same problem...can u tell me how to fix it??

  • Anonymous Apr 03, 2009

    Same problem and i did the exact same thing except it happened after i tried to update my phone

  • Anonymous Apr 10, 2009

    same prob

  • luvsplint_55
    luvsplint_55 Jan 20, 2012

    i have he same prob with my w580i and its ******* me off big time. I need a solution that will actually help.

  • Odiyeye Moyin
    Odiyeye Moyin Feb 18, 2013

    you can boost the battery............try it it work 100%

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    My samsung will not charge.Tried another charger phone keeps blinking thre red flashes in a row.

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    my phone was showing 30% battery usage left when I tried to download a game half way thru i left it on the couch my 3yr old g/daughter picked it up and started going thru my phone put the assistive light on and off.I tried to charge it and it overheated its not charging



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you have mentioned that ur phone is charging and not getting on. that means ON\OFF path is having problem .due to dry solder of ON\OFF switch its happening. please resolder it and then check it

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My phone is charging showing nokia sign and also shows that it is charging on the screen!!!!!! but it sis not getting on !!!! my n70

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What worked for me was inserting a SIM card. Apparently it won't charge without a SIM card.


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My n70 showing its charging but i wait for 1 hour its still 1 bar!! I put my batery to my sis pon and its fully charge

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I had the exact same problem with my C905. Managed to solve it by using Sony Ericsson's Update Service. I basically reinstalled the latest update and it fixed my phone.

I did however lose all my contacts/photos/games/texts from my phone. Just shows you how important it is to backup your data!

Good luck.

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Posted on Oct 21, 2008


seriously i gotta problem

my phone is n70 i had high hopes of chaging it last night

n when i woke up the day after

it didnt charge so i thought the charger was off

then i tryed to charge again. it didnt chage

i charged my mums phone on the same charger n it worked 100%

but on my phone its not workin

i changed battries // switch it off

but unfortanatly it isnt workin

help plz!

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Posted on Oct 10, 2008

None of these worked so i returned my phone and got another one. that worked

Posted on Jan 10, 2008

Give it a few minutes then hold the on/off button down, thats what i did with mine :)

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Guys i had the same problem and was about to cry because i love my w80i...i called sony ericsson and they said to go to:, select your region, select your phone type, click software downloads, and then update service. Download is free. :-) im going to see if it works, but the girl who helped me seemed to know exactly what she was talking about so good luck!

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