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P990i motherboard problem

My phone was only a year old when it shut down and diagnosed broken. Technicians told me that it is impractical to repair it and its better for me to purchase a new one. I was still hoping there is a slightest chance of getting it for repair even I am quite aware that it's motherboard will cost too much for a new phone. Please let me know if there's still a way to bring my precious mobile back. Lots of hope.

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  • hari199 Sep 27, 2008

    i have the same problem...i have w200...wen i took it to the service centre they told that it cant be repaired as it is a motherboard prob...instead buy a new mobile..
    problem : red indicator light flashing when phone is switched ON(actually mob is not ON)

  • okoy2008 Nov 01, 2008

    my phone is barely 9 months old and i cannot use it anymore. it used to frequently hang up, vibrates continuously and does nothing, so i have to remove the battery. because this happens very frequently, i have to remove the battery just as frequent. sonyericsson suggested updating the phone's software using their update service. so i tried it, and as i was updating the phone's software, the program indicated that the phone cannot be identified. so again i had to remove the battery. since then i cannot turn it on. i brought the phone to two of sonyericsson's service centers and they both said that it is dead and cannot be repaired. if i insist of having them fix my phone, it would be like buying a new one. so my phone serves as a paperweight. :(

  • aalavandhaan Jan 01, 2009

    I brought this damn phone two years ago and exactly after 13 months of its usage that too after its warranty got over in 12 months, my phone has broken down. Now whenever i switch on the phone it is saying "No Network" or "Searching". So i use my phone as a paperweight, calculator, and throw it out when i get angry, thus serving as a anger venting machine. Here at india the technical ppl are saying this is not at all servicable. I HATE SONY ERICSSON. This was my fifth phone from Sony Ericsson and also will be my last phone. Hereafter i will not recommend anyone to buy sony ericsson and would rather promote korean phones or to worst will promote walkie talkies rather than promoting this bastard mobile. You SONY PPL dont deserve to be in the market. to the maximum i will stop whomever i meet from buying sony ericsson. I have started my anti campaign against SONY ERICSSON ALREADY. This is all due to your bloody india based service centres. So check it out. I HATE YOU SONY ERICSSON. YOU ARE ALL FIT FOR NOTHING. GO HANG YOURSELF IF YOU SEE THIS MESSGE.


    Ashok Srinivasan.


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I am also facing the same problem with p990i,i used it for a year and now the sony ppl are saying that in india the mother board will be replaced and if you can do it from abroad then the software updation can solve the problem.
I am tring for the software updation from the website of sonyerricsson,lets see i can do it or not.


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