I bought one for me and my ex and to this day her's last a car wreck (still works). Mine has been white water rafting, rock wall climbing, and i have run it over with my chevy 3 times and not a scratch
this phone is great,, i used this phone for almost a year but unfortunately i got problems charging it now i can't used it, i guess this phone really don't last long such a waste of money..
This is the 3rd Z525 whose screen goes completely white on me, basically, this is the worst phone I have ever had. Just about to give AT&T a call and hopefully they will replace it once again...
So I have this phone, the screen didn't go white, it just went blank and shut off. Would replacing the flex cable make a difference? Or is it a different problem?
yeah my z525 will not get any reception anywhere, ocassionally when im driving down the highway ill receieve a text from someone but thats about it, anyone know how to fix it??
After extensive research, I decided on a SE Z525 16 months ago. Right about the one year mark, the screen just suddently went white. I had a week left on my warranty so AT&T replaced it. 4 months later it happened again. AT&T only warranted the refurbished phone for 30 days. I called Sony and they said I could send it in and they would attempt to fix it, but it would take three weeks. Since this is the only phone I have, this leaves me with no phone. They will not send a loaner phone. This is not a unique problem with this phone and I as the consumer am stuck with a broken phone and a contact I cannot get out of. I will not buy a SE phone again and will tell all my friends not to bother buying one either.
Three members of our calling plan all had the z525a model. Of those three, two have stopped working all together, and the last one (mine fortunately) has some random errors. Periodically, the phone will be unable to access the SIM
Is anyone able to break this down for me please. My screen has gone white & I have some priceless vids that I would like to transfer over to my new cell. eg centre, toggle left x2 etc.
So turning the infrared or bluetooth on, and then sending the videos.
Anyone? Please. Hopefully. Ta.
I have had my Sony Ericsson replaced twice this is not a good phone. I would never get another Sony Ericsson. My screen went white. I called them and they sent me some kind of card to hook to the computer still didnt work. I would tell anybody dont get a sony ericsson. Its a piece of Junk
center, toggle down (1 time), center, toggle up (2 times), center, toggle down (5 times), center, toggle down (5 times), center (3 times)
then wait for quite some time...it takes a while to copy all of the contacts...I would say anywhere from 5 to 10 mins...
if anyone could give me detailed instructions on how to copy the address book to the sim card that would be great. such as push menu then 8, then scroll up(down x number of times) etc etc
i've hade this phone (only one) for 3 and a half years and im not complaining... its a grait phone, i tell you!
yeh have had 3 sony ericsons (z525) within the past 13 months and every time i got the white screen when i did nothing to the phone...each phone lasted about 4 months...its rather pathetic
I am on my third z525 in 14 months and I just got the WSOD on it yesterday. The first phone I received worked for two weeks and then completely quit on me. The second phone worked for 10 months before I got the white screen on it. Luckily they extended my warranty by 90 days with this new phone so I should be able to get another, yes another, replacement. I really love this phone. I just wish it would work!
P.S. The screen/glass itself is fine. It is just a picture of a broken window.
I have not experienced the WSOD, but the inside display has a "hole with cracks" on it. It literally is a black circle (about 1/2" in diameter) with zig-zag lines extending out. It looks like someone through a rock through a window.
this phone does suck. My screen went white as well. There's nothing you can do about it. If you have this phone make sure all your numbers and everything are on your sim card or you're screwed like me.
I have had this phone for the 2nd time and it sucks. The pictures are not worth taking. I had to get it replaced because of the first time the screen went white. Yet when I called I was given no reason they just told me to replace it. Which cost me alot. And now its the same thing a year later. If they know it's gonna do this due to how many times you have to open it why bother selling it or better yet fix the problem. I don't recomend anyone getting this model z525. It's a waste of money.
you will of course notice the bulge that is the hinge. taking the phone apart reveals unsecured wires subject to being torn if caught in the right manner against the encased actual hinge. say you open your phone an avg. of 50+ times a day,checking time and missed calls. i think you can imagine how much the chance to cut those wires increases with each time you open your phone.
outer screen subject to "go" if dropped.
your antenna is the handle shaped thing you can see while the phone is closed. also easily destroyed if dropped. it is unsecured inside and its connection is to a couple of springs that are of a connical shape and potrude from the flat surface of the circuit board. because the antenna is unsecured there is a tenuous connection to these springs. misaligned, you loose service.
take a large hammer and make as many little pieces of the phone as you can. you'll feel better. and you won't have a phone that doesn't work anymore, just good memories. : )