i have used w5501 for a month..sadly,my handphone got white screen last morning..can i ask what should i do???
my software version is CXC1250031 R4CB020 000000.
I updated it today morning.
Is this the latest?
i got the WSOD 2 days after i got the phone last month, but now the 550 in the replacement i think has new firmware so its going on smoothly. my software version is CXC1250031 R4BA041 000000. please write down your software versions so we can know which ones the latest.
Can anyone tell me what is the diffrence between w550 and w600? I'm so confused cause i never see w600 and people talking about it in Malaysia!
miguel, are u sure the white screen issue has been fixed??? i'm having second thoughts abt buying this phone.
Hey everyone. i just bought the phone today..that is why i am here to view the comments regarding this phone. i can see that the main problem of this phone is "white screen of death", .... Can i know what is the meaning of that and how do i find out that my phone is having this problem ? Pls reply ..thanks
i heard that most of the companies has stopped to sell that phone cuz it had too many problems (dunno exactly what) and i already ordered1 so..can u tell me is this true ?
Can anyone tell me what is stereo widening function? Does W800 has this function?
style-up covers are available on the w550i website (fun and downloads section) but they are quite expensive. but here in the philippines, style-up covers are now available at stores, both original and fake.
just to be sure of not having the white screen problem (even if you have the latest firmware), DO NOT USE THE DISC2PHONE SOFTWARE WHICH IS SUPPLIED IN THE PHONE PACKAGE. and please follow the instructions CAREFULLY when you're connecting your phone to your PC. the number one cause of white screen of death (as i have read in other forums) is the use of disc2phone. the second cause is bluetooth, but i have not encountered problems yet about it.
US$260 (PHP13600) is just okay. here in the philippines, it costs PHP12500 (1 month warranty only). the firmware update is about 2MB (as i have read in other forums), but i think that the update does not occupy additional memory space for it only updates the firmware (operating system); it does not use additional memory space. i'm not sure of that because i haven't tried yet to update my firmware since i need first to buy additional 128MB RAM to my PC (256MB RAM is required to connect the phone to the PC via USB). to update the firmware via gprs is quite expensive.
I would also like to know how much space, does installing the firmware, take up? Also, from where can I buy a white 'style-up cover' for the w550i?
PS: My name is Jitay, In my earlier post I used my nickname (abhijit). sorry about that
Thanks Miguel, So you are sure I will not have to confront the white screen problem? (I'm buying the cell tomorrow! w00t!) Also do you think, 260 US $, is a fair price for the phone?
you can upgrade the firmware via gprs (go to: menu>settings>general tab). you can also upgrade it using your pc. just download the firmware update application from the sony ericsson w550i site (30mb; 256mb RAM, 600mhz processor required to connect the phone to the PC. many phones were confronted with the white screen issue but as i have said yesterday, all new w550i's are now installed with the latest firmware which makes the phone function well.
I would like to know how one upgrades the firmware on the w550i. I would also like to know how one can avoid the 'White Screen of Death'. Out of every, say 1000 w550i's, how many face the 'white screen problem'?
Please help me.
I bought the W550 6mths ago. No doubt bout it, its the best n the coolest phone to me. However the setbacks are that the white screeny happened after about a mth i got the phone. I've send it to the dealer to upgrade the software. Sadly, it happened again about 2 weeks after that. 7 ought of 10 users complain of the same probs. So i sold my W550 n upgrade to W800i. The service center told me that W800i has less probs and it doesnt hang like W550. Tips: AVOID USING THE BLUETOOTH FREQUENTLY AND DO NOT STORE FILES MORE 160MB. RECCOMENDED BY SE SERVICE CENTER.
can anyone tell me how to use the update service. i want to upgrade my phone from the SE site. can anyone help me?