I have been bit by the WSOD bug. I am luckier than many -- I went about 18 months without a hitch(admittedly with light use and gentle handling) but since I got the white screen of death 4 days ago I can find no way to recover. From what I read on the web it appears to be a ribbon cable issue but does anyone know of a master reset button? Seems like a lot of these devices have a way to do a hard reboot to restore factory settings. I had a problem with my sound about a week ago that was resolved by the restore button in settings menu. I am trying to recreate the same keystroke sequence based on the product manual, but it is hard to tell if I am doing it correctly since my only feedback is the snowy WSOD. ARGGGG
THE WORST PHONE I HAVE EVER OWNED! don't get it not worth the money and AT&T dosen't care. I have replaced it twice in a year and now i can't get a new one, and i am stuck looking for a new phone and dising out 100's of dollars to replace a 100 dollar phone. a totaly ripe off.
Not only is the phone no good, but AT&T isn't either. They have bad customer service and really don't care if they sell you faulty equipment. 4 out of 4 phones are dead. I can't wait until my contract expires so I can go to another carrier! Of course I chose Cingular and unfortunately got stuck with them once again to find bad service from AT&T
I hate this phone I have 5 lines with this same phone and every phone has been replaced once at least once then there are two that have been replaced three times. The screen goes out on them and then you cannot see who is calling or any of the options and they lock you in to the two year contract and no way to get new phone for 18 months of you having the contract.
I hate this phone. I got 2 sony ericsson z525 (not just 1 but 2!!!!)on April this year. I had the blank screen issue with both phones. After having them replaced under warranty, they were working fine but one of them just went blank AGAIN!!!! So it's the 3rd F-ing time I'm going thru this and I don't know what else to do. I hate AT&T and Sony Ericsson I WANT ANOTHER BRAND AND ANOTHER MODEL. :(
Ive had this phone for two years and im finally getting a new one but i have to say im gonna miss it
Its only fault is the blank/white screen!!!!
The only way to get it bak to normal is to take out the battery and then put it back in and then turn it on again!!!
This gets it back to normal but doesnt stop it doing it again
i've luckily had no problems whatsover with this phone with over 1 yr of use. however, i lost it a while back and got a K610. THis phone is beautiful i white (:
And I thought my white screen was a weird problem. I was amazed by how many people have had this problem with this phone, even after replacing it. I agree that Sony needs to recall this phone adn the other models that apparently do the same thing. I HATE the PTT button, but have never had an incoming call cut off because of it. I found that if you do accidentally hit it while going to answer it, which obscures the screen so you can't see who's calling, you can hold down the PTT button so you can read the display. Obviously, this only works if you don't have your phone set to answer upon opening. It looks like I'm in for a tough time getting this phone replaced. I had no insurance on it - won't do that again. Thanks for all the informative posts.
All these things don't happened to me. I love this mobile, I didn't and I don't have any problem with it. I love sony ericsson and it lasted me a couple of years. I don't wanna change it. But, at the time, it is too old.
hi to all! Im Jayvee and I want to ask if the memory of this phone is in large capacity?
i just love my new mobile.. its easy to use and handy.. thanks to my bro who gave it tome..
This phone is the worst phone I have ever had for many reasons:
1. The PTT button is in the way
2. The phone is hard to hang on to
3. The camera/video quality is terrible
4. The screen went blank/white
5. The sim card is hard to get out
6. You have to hold the on/off button for a long time to get it to cut on.
I love the phone,expecialy the bluetoot and infra-red..its a wonderful phone.
The first Sony Ericsson I had was a z520a, good phone, loved it, had it for two plus years...then the screen went out. Got z525a and I am on my third phone..only had this one four weeks...what screen gone out AGAIN...the screen continues to go out...or no screen..no ring..or no ring-no screen-no dailing...that results in no phone....I telephoned Sony Ericsson and told the rep how dipleased I was with the phone..offered to repair it..and said I could get a loner phone from my service company..well the company knew nothing about that..this time I will be reguesting a new phone from Sony Ericsson or a refund...I really didn't realize this is an ongoing problem...Sony Ericsson does indeed need to do a call back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Z525a asked AT&T for a replacement to another model, they said they have had very little problems with this phone, I guess they can't use the internet either since they must not have seen this site.
This phone was great until, yes, the "White Screen of Death". I opened my phone and it flashed white, then just stayed like it. something wrong with the monitor, b/c i can make calls and everything.
does anyone know how to fix this?