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W980 turns itself off when I close the flip

Happens approximately 2 - 3 times a day.. have sent it to the service centre and got the software reinstalled (which was what I was advised was the problem) but problem still persists..

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Call the service center if they didn't actually fix it they should have a limited warranty on their repair

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How can i flash my sony ericsson w980 with a suitable software from a good website.


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the solution is to open up sony ericsson pc suite
then under tools click "phone repair" and follow the prompts
if this fails it means your battery is dead, try charging it and try again

this software glitch is a very common problem with the w980, i would recommend NOT to buy a w980 if you are considering getting one

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My w980 just switched-off. I've connected


when you turn your phone on only the keypad lights up right? or nothing happens?
if nothing happens charge your phone til red led on side turns off
after that please continue to read

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the solution is to open up sony ericsson pc suite
then under tools click "phone repair" and follow the prompts
if this fails it means your battery is dead, try charging it and try again
please note this will restore phone to factory state

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