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K850i - operation failed for sms inbox and drafts etc

I have a sony ericsson k850i and i cannot access or send messages. when i try to open my inbox, sent box or drafts i am greeted by a message saying 'operation failed'. i have tried a master reset but this did not fix the problem

when i try to open my games and applications it gives the window operation failed please help me to fix this problem.

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  • ESJEE Mar 31, 2008

    Same as above. "Code Memo" don't store anything.

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2008

    Sanme

  • Mayhem30 Mar 31, 2008

    Same issue as above - whenever I try to access the inbox, outbox, darfs, sent messages etc the message "operation failed" appears. I cannot sent message, but can make calls - not sure if I can recieve messages... Also cannot access any of the phones memories - neither the phone one or the memory stick.

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2008

    I have the same problem, though games and applications still work...

  • Anonymous Apr 21, 2008

    my k850i will not let me acess games or applications it just keeps saying operation failed. I have tried updating the software and master reset and nothing works . It also crashes alot and i have to take the battery out to reset the phone.

  • Anonymous May 20, 2008

    i have the same problem with my k850i too. no inbox, drafts, sent msg's "operation failed". I went to the sony ericsson website and used the update software which then told me I WAS upto date with their software.. hmm.. I am going to send my phone back to where I got it to see what they can do.. Also.. I am not receiving any text messages nor cannot send any. I suggest you tell your friends not to txt u because you wont be able to see them! grr :|

  • Anonymous May 27, 2008

    Same just the sms and mms are not working.

  • walish Jun 09, 2008

    I cannot access my inbox sent messages etc, and no one can send me messages. when i try to access it says 'operations failed' ?? ive called my service operator and the advice was so long and telling me i have to change a number of different settings and i went to do this but they were already what was suggested? i was told to change settings that i couldn't even find on my phone!? so a little bit of useful advice would be much appreciated.

  • 14835339 Jun 19, 2008

    Thephone just swithes itself on and off and now i can't acess my msgs or receive msgs for that matter!!! What to do?

  • summerstar Jun 21, 2008

    i have a sony ericsson k850i and i cannot access or send messages. when
    i try to open my inbox, sent box or drafts i am greeted by a message
    saying 'operation failed'.I cannot access my inbox sent messages etc, and no one can send me messages. when i try to access it says 'operations failed' ??

    I am missing very important messages... what can i do i have reset my phone but it didnt help :-S...

    *SIGH* stupid phone.. and it freezes all the time as well ;-(


  • mario555 Jul 29, 2008

    i have the same problem also i cant open my contacts either. it only keeps stucking on the "opening contact"... and now it won't update.

  • eivindb Aug 14, 2008

    Same problem. Operation failed when opening Inbox, Outbox, Drafts & Sent Messages and can't send messages.

  • israr_israr Aug 25, 2008

    caanot access the inbox says operation failed

  • yiash Sep 24, 2008

    operation failed for sms inbox and drafts etc

  • Anonymous Dec 04, 2008

    yeah dude the same for me can anyone help us?

  • Rellix Feb 12, 2009

    Same deal, except i only get the "operation failed" message on my inbox. The error occured intialy after trying to sort my inbox by contact and i was at over 95% message capacity.

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I suggest you to update it's software to latest version located on sony Ericsson's website.

Posted on Mar 30, 2008

There is an option in the phone to undergo a master reset of the phones memory, this will delete everything on the phone however the sim will remain untouched. This fixed the problem for me however it was a bit annoying and i reccomend backing everything up on your computer before hand.

Posted on Jun 22, 2008

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I have the same problem with the sms thing, what i did is master reset and choose reset all (prepare back up first). Just wait few minutes and for me it worked. But do me a favor, just email sonny ericsson and tell about this problem so they will start doing something about it.

Posted on May 03, 2008

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