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By phoneyericsson, Senior Member on 18th September 2011, 09:45 PM
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Hi all,

yesterday I used an emergency method for the second time which saved my phone even when SEUS doesn't respond. Please note:

1. This is an emergency method, if ALL other methods fail. If you are not comfortable with this, then don't do it.

2. I don't know if this works for the new Mini or either Pros.

3. You can damage your phone if you do this incorrectly, so take care, and you do this at your own risk.

4. If you are still in warranty, this can void your warranty if they detect what you've done.

5. If you're VERY new to all this phone modification stuff, you probably shouldn't do this. But, if you are new and all other methods don't work, then you can try this if you don't want to/can't afford to send away to repair.

Still in trouble? This is ESPECIALLY useful if your phone won't switch on, SEUS won't detect it and charging doesn't show LED. Do this:

1. Take off the back cover.
2. To the left of the camer lens is a rubber part covering the phone. At first, it looks like it won't move, but use something small and thin (like a pin or tack) to gently lift that up, and take it away. You need this so keep it.
3. Inside you will see a small white connector. This connects the battery to the rest of the phone. Use a tack or pin to gently pull back on the white part. When it does get loose, lift up.
4. After a few seconds, put that white connector back. I do it by laying it down and pushing in with the pin/tack, and push down. You must hear it click. Be very, very careful with this, it's delicate!
5. Put back the rubber connector and case.

Try switch on your phone now. Twice, this has helped me when ALL else failed...

**When you take off the rubber cover to the left of the lens, you will see this white tab as you can see in this picture. You use a pin/tack to drag that back, then press down again and push it into the phone to reconnect. This resets it.**
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21st September 2011, 04:15 PM |#2  
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I have used this on the 2010 Mini, and I don't know about the 2011 Mini or either pros...
21st September 2011, 04:56 PM |#3  
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Originally Posted by phoneyericsson

Hi all,

yesterday I used an emergency method for the second time which saved my phone even when SEUS doesn't respond. Please note:

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Try switch on your phone now. Twice, this has helped me when ALL else failed...

can i add a link to this in my FAQ?
21st September 2011, 08:12 PM |#4  
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Thanks for the recovery solution!
Will check this method if my mini dont respond in future

Sent from my X10miniCM 2.1.1
21st September 2011, 08:23 PM |#5  
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can i add a link to this in my FAQ?

Sure!

Honestly, this method has worked twice now (only needed it twice) and if the phone doesn't switch on, PC/laptop/SEUS don't detect it/no LED or anything...this STILL works...! It's a kind of hard reset we need, if soft reset (home and power) don't work.
2nd October 2011, 05:22 PM |#6  
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can anyone confirm whether this works on the pro yet ?
2nd October 2011, 06:38 PM |#7  
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can anyone confirm whether this works on the pro yet ?

If I understand it, this disconnects the battery from the phone. On the mini-pro you can just pull the battery.

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2nd October 2011, 07:52 PM |#8  
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Yes, that's right ^^ on the Mini of 2010 you cannot disconnect the battery like normal. This is how you can do it, and it really does fix many of the worst kinds of problems...it re-starts the connection of the phone.
29th February 2012, 10:14 AM |#9  
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Unhappy Still not working ;(
i tried this method twice, and nothing happened...
my phone was working fine yesterday, woke up, found it turned off.
i tried to charge it, and it showed no signs of charging, no LED lights, no heat, nothing.
i tried to restart it using the power+home+back buttons, i tried to get it on flash mode, nothing worked.
its still off and NOT charging even though its been connected to the charger for like 2 hrs

anymore ideas?
29th February 2012, 06:46 PM |#10  
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Hi buddy.

There's something different with these smartphones. This happened to my Mini also. I contacted Sony Eric. and they said make sure your battery doesn't die completely. You must leave it charging in the wall for about 2 hours and wait for an LED (green) to show. If that doesn't work, then I'd try SEUS and repair the phone. If that doesn't work, then I'd try this solution. It really should be the LAST thing you do - if you're not very familiar with this you can break it.

And you tried this method and it did nothing? Really? You disconnected the white wire, waited 10 seconds and reconnected? Then I'd try charging for 2 hours WITHOUT trying to turn it on.
4th March 2012, 04:26 PM |#11  
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Arrow help me plzzzzzzzzzz :(
Hi!

can anyone help me!

i treied to root my x10 mini pro and something fail

Idont know what happen but i fowlloed the guid but i know that was my wrong i dont know what happend.

My x10 mini pro are breaked now when i try to turn it on it came just SONEY ERICSSON just it, itreied to uppdate by pc.companion but i could not uppdate it becuse the program didnot finde the device.

Can someone help me please.

Tanks!
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