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By masi0, Senior Member on 5th March 2013, 07:36 AM
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My XZ died yesterday - I was not able to switch it on.
Pressing Vol+ and power helped and phone switched on again.

WTF? Anyone experienced similar issue?
 
 
5th March 2013, 08:08 AM |#2  
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My XZ died yesterday - I was not able to switch it on.
Pressing Vol+ and power helped and phone switched on again.

WTF? Anyone experienced similar issue?

Yep. It happens when you switch it off and try to turn it on too quickly. Can be fixed with a cold reset, power + vol up.
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mines died this morning what was the cause of this
5th March 2013, 12:00 PM |#4  
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I had Qualcomm Battery tool installed.
Now I have removed it so will see if the problem will reoccur
5th March 2013, 03:45 PM |#5  
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It happened to me 2 times already. Both times when I was playing with some apps. It must be a software issue.
Mine SGS2 did that too, on some leaked firmware. Had to take out the battery, then.
9th March 2013, 05:26 AM |#6  
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I just encountered my 3rd instance of this problem... and it's bugging me!
The phone is "alive", but it does not notify you nor wake up. When you call it, there will be a ringing tone, but your phone will not sound nor wake up.

For my third instance, I had a message come in which I did not attend to. My phone died with the LED still blinking (via lightFlow).

So.. do you guys have lightFlow installed too?
9th March 2013, 06:16 AM |#7  
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I would return the device so Sony is aware of this issue.
9th March 2013, 07:59 AM |#8  
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Indeed does not sound normal.
Fooled around quite a bit with my Z and did not run into these problems.
Perhaps sending it back while you still can would not be a bad idea.

Just make sure it is not an app causing this before doing so.


Kind regards, Stefan.
9th March 2013, 09:11 AM |#9  
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Bought my Xperia Z a week ago and was thrilled with it until it just died yesterday for no reason. Symptoms: battery has drained withing 6-7 hours after full charging, phone was quite hot although no heavy apps running. After full battery discharge it just simply would not charge or react to any action: power button, power button + volume up key: both do not work however long I press them. Dont know what to do, so frustrating!!. Do not want to switch back to iPhone....

Any ideas except than just returning it back (got it in Moscow, while I was travelling for a short trip, would need to travel all the way there again and not sure if they accept returns or exchanges...) ??
9th March 2013, 09:20 AM |#10  
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Bought my Xperia Z a week ago and was thrilled with it until it just died yesterday for no reason. Symptoms: battery has drained withing 6-7 hours after full charging, phone was quite hot although no heavy apps running. After full battery discharge it just simply would not charge or react to any action: power button, power button + volume up key: both do not work however long I press them. Dont know what to do, so frustrating!!. Do not want to switch back to iPhone....

Any ideas except than just returning it back (got it in Moscow, while I was travelling for a short trip, would need to travel all the way there again and not sure if they accept returns or exchanges...) ??

I do not think you should discharge the battery 100%.
Infact, I always wait for it to go to 4% a 5% and then charge it.
Did so with my Xperia Play for almost 2 years and the battery seems to be ok still.

If you still can not turn on your phone:
- Plug in the AC adapter using the wall socket and wait for a while.
(I can remember reading somewhere that some devices refuse to charge via USB using your PC if the battery is 100% depleted.)

Hope this helps.


Kind regards, Stefan.
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I do not think you should discharge the battery 100%.
Infact, I always wait for it to go to 4% a 5% and then charge it.
Did so with my Xperia Play for almost 2 years and the battery seems to be ok still.

If you still can not turn on your phone:
- Plug in the AC adapter using the wall socket and wait for a while.
(I can remember reading somewhere that some devices refuse to charge via USB if the battery is 100% depleted.)

Hope this helps.


Kind regards, Stefan.

It has been left there with charger for a couple of days now, used both original sony charger and some other mini-USB i have for a different phone - nothing happens unfortunately

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