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Plz help very strange problem

Hi. I bought w880i 2 months ago from a local store in Bangor of Wales. I wanted a sim free phone. The guys from the store gave me a fairly new unlocked w880i(the phone was prcviously formatted in vodafone's software). After 2 days of the purchase i realised that it didn't show me who called me. I gave the phone back in the store they ve told that they ll try to update the software and if the problem persisted then they would send it back to sony ericsson. After the update my phone was ok for a week but after that another problem started when i press the green button(yes) it tries to establish a connection to the internet and when i press the red button(no) another menu appears instead of turning off the call. They ve sent it back to sony.After 15 days i took the phone back but it was locked in vodafone again they unlocked it for me but i have again the same problem what do you advise me to do?(i think that i have the right to ask for a new one)plz help

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The green and red buttons on the phone aren't used for making phone calls and ending phone calls. On all W880i's that were manufactured for vodafone usage the buttons are wrong and confusing. Me and my friend both have the same phone. He's on orange and I'm on T-Mobile but the phone has been unlocked it was a vodafone phone. Our buttons are different. His are clear in telling you what there for. Mine isn't. The green one is used to connect to something which i haven't figured out yet either e-mail or internet and the red button is to access your short cut menu. Its alot clearer on other W880i's than it is on ours. Its not a mistake it's just the way they're made. Hope this helps.

Posted on Jan 08, 2008

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1. First do a CUSTOM reset: *2767*2878# (star 2767 star 2878 hash)
turn off the phone
2. take out the battery and sim and put wrong network SIM and insert a half of it,
so it won't ask for network password and shows "Insert SIM" message.
Now put the battery ,and switch the phone on .(phone shows "Insert SIM" message.)
3.With out turning off the phone push the sim fully in. At this stage the phone is still asking to "Insert SIM"
4. Make a FULL reset by typing: *2767*3855#(star 2767 star 3855 hash)
5. The phone should reboot working with "wrong" sim inside.
6. Make a Change the NCK password to 8 zeros by typing: *7465625*638*00000000*00000000#
(star 7465625 star 638 star 8zeros star 8zeros hash)
7. Now Disable network lock By typing: #7465625*638*00000000#
(hash 7465625 star 638 star 8zeros hash)
Phone is unlocked (check with *#7465625#)

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The same thing happened to me, i just fixed mines 2 minutes ago.

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and follow instructions.

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even if it doesnt switch on.

Follow it trust me it helped me :)

However some of your things might be lost.

But NOT Sim contacts.
Mines have not gone
so there is a possibility they might stay.

Its just a software update.

By the way, when you have to chose the phones from the menu

pick the w880 as their is no w880i option
it works the same

So there you go

same link

Good Luck :)

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