[Q] Xperia PLAY R800i Completely Dead
My Xperia PLAY is dead. Completely dead
No vibration when power button is pushed, no blue LED in fastboot mode (it won't get detected as well) and no green LED in flashtool mode. This happened after the battery went flat on Friday. It was late when I noticed the dead battery and since I don't charge phones overnight I left it till the next morning. I plugged it in the next morning and left it to charge for about three hours. I didn't see a red LED as usual but I didn't think much of it as I was late. Upon returning I noticed that the battery was extremely hot (burning hot) and the phone would not boot up. I immediately removed the battery and left both to cool. I then tried to power up again but it showed no signs life. Since I had a R800x motherboard lying around, I swapped boards and the R800x fired straight up. The battery hadn't charged fully (it was at around 25%) so I let it charge to 100% and swapped the R800i motherboard back. Still no life.
I tried to connect using flashtool and fastboot but still nothing. It's like the phone is completely dead! The board fuses were OK (I think they were fuses!) and it didn't have any burn marks.
This is what happens now if I connect to the PC-no signs of life on the phone and no detection on the PC (Windows XP SP2). If I leave it connected, I feel the battery heating up very quickly so I disconnect it. I tried flashtool with 0.58FTF but when it says to connect the phone it is not detected. Same goes for fastboot. I even tried connecting the phone via USB and removing and re-inserting the battery (as it had worked for someone with a bricked phone) but no dice.
I had Lupus ICS/GB V5 and ICS Original by DanyXP running. The apps I had were Titanium Backup, No frills CPU control, eBay for android and notification toggle (http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1037817
). No frills settings were Min CPU 194Mhz, Max 1049MHz (stock value- wasn't overclocked) Governor Intelidemand V2 (unsure).
Is my motherboard beyond repair? I only had it for a couple of months but I love my Xperia PLAY and I want it back!
Thanks for taking the time to read my question.