Wow !! 3 years later and I just suffered the exact red light of death on my Xperia z2 (red led comes on and nothing will get it to turn on or to charge).
I, personally, will never buy another Sony phone - they have known about this problem for over 3 YEARS and are not even offering to fix peoples phones outside warranty, even though it is a hardware malfunction that is not caused by the end user.
My z1 died all of a sudden...checked my Facebook and Gmail at night.. I went to sleep...and in the morning booom..phone not starting neither charging..this happened on 5 th July...
I have a Xperia Z1 Compact that was suffering from the battery problem. Today suddenly turned off and it refuses to turn on, even with the vol up + power. When I connect the charger, there is no red led, the charger is cold as no current is flowing. I hate Sony !
UPDATE: I pressed the vol up + power more time until the phone began to vibrate and the red LED and charging screen appeared. I still hate Sony.
My ZC0682 wont reboot since morning. it went off after a few tries with some of the suggestions here, it come on. But it went off again after a while and since then it wont work again. I have charged it and as soon as you charge it, Sony Xperia in white appears after that it wont launch the interface. it's been like that since morning. Any help?
My ZL keeps randomly dying with almost full battery. Sometimes after boot it tries to optimize all the installed apps and fails id there is no charger connected.
Also it randomly loses GSM network when launch apps that requires connection (Even Phone app)
All this started to happen after factory reset and update to 5.1.1
Does anyone have solution for this? I already have trying to repair it with Xperia companion, though no luck here :(
Aliehsan, 30 Jun 2016OMG my xperia z just did the same. 30.6.2016. I guess the life cycle has run outMy Z3 compact did the same today ... Found out if you hold power button and up volume it eventually turns on hope it does for you x
Hi, my Xperia Z is dead after it got caught in water. I tried to switch it on but I saw the LED light blinking a few times, after that whenever I pressed the ON button, the LED light no longer flashed. I already tried drying it with hair dryer and rice treatment but to no avail. Is there a way to revive my phone? Thanks in advance.
Hi, my phone (3 year old) got caught in water, and I tried to dry it by putting it in a rice bucket and using the hair dryer, but it still cannot switch on. The first time I tried to switch it on, the LED light blinked a few times, after that when I pressed the on button there was no longer any light. Anyone know what to do? Thanks in advance.
Bernadette 1, 29 Jun 2016what buttons did u used anyway? please help me 😓😓😓 ive tri... moreYou can dry your phone using hair drier...... It should work .................
Other probability would be that you have replace your touch screen or Sim jack......
my xperia z3 just died randomly from yesterday evening to today dunno what to do
Truffles, 23 Jun 2016So my sony phone just died suddenly while charging... I tried to unplug it then plug it again.... moreJust happened to me too.xperia z dropped dead. Red led blinked only. But tried with power button+volume up and its charging now at least. I guess Sony phones have a three year life only
Same happened to my z1 yesterday. The only response i get is red light when plugged in, but it's not charging. Still trying everything written here, if something works will give an update.
Can't believe I chose this shit over iphone. Dare it die on me now. (I dont have warranty)
can somebody here help me?? there's only the red LED light when i charge it but nothing appears on the screen. same thing happen when i press the power button, the red LED blinks 3 times and it goes back to sleep. i think it's a phone brick thing. can someone tell me how to fix this?? i need my phone so badd pleaseee helpppp
kaga, 23 Jun 2016it is not funny, but mine did the same thing yesterday 22.06.2016 xperiaZ....:( ???=> hang ... morewhat buttons did u used anyway? please help me 😓😓😓 ive tried the rice technique just in case my phone has water problem but it failed. i charged my z1 but only the red LED lights up. but when i press the power button the red LED blink 3 times and nothing appear on the screen pleaseee helpppppp 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭
My 3month old Xperia m5 suffered with this problem of sudden death. Went for a software update and the issue resolved itself. So try this before going in for a drastic step like factory reset or changing the motherboard.. Good luck!!
My Sony died after 4 days of turning off by itself last night ..can't get it going charged it tried off and volume up for minutes nothing its competency dead what's the story all these sonys just dropping dead