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Totally Depressed : My Xperia Play is Stuck at Sony Ericsson Text at Boot Screen !

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By Ennajmy, Member on 19th December 2012, 11:09 PM
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Hello Everyone

I tried to find a solution without troubling anyone, so I searched a lot and a lot of threads all over the internent with no hope . I have tried as many possiblesolutions as I could find even those which are not meant for xperia play. I will explain everythingvery clearly for those who want to help or even try to ...


The Problem :
My Xperia Play suddenly doesn't get pass the Sony Ericsson text at the boot screen which appearsas soon as you turn on the device. It keeps hanging on that white text on that black background for hours until I pull out the battery . I then found out that if I connect my charger before turning on the device it will boot normally as usual . I also found out that as soon as I disconnect the charger cable , the phone will immediately turn off. Another important issue is that even when I mamange to boot the phone normally by the charger , the screen does not respond to my touch even in CWM touch recovery in Doomkernel . Despite that , I can operate the phone completely using the key pad . That means the phone is full functional except for the " boot " and " touch " problems.


What I have done so far :

- I flashed different stock firmware FTF several time via Flash Mode including .42 , .58 enhanced , and .62 using flashtool with flashing ending in success each and everytime .

- I flashed different kernels via Fastboot Mode including DoomlordKernel v14 (GB ) , DoomlordKernel v3 ( ICS ) , and Lupusv11 ( ICS)

- I have accessed CWM recovery serveral times and formated each and everything that could be formatted including data , system , cache ..etc

- I have also tried flashing different ROMs such as NXT 1.3 and Markpython XPlay ICS

- I have put phone in a rice bag in case it had moister or water damage !

- I have disassemble the phone completelypart by part and found nothing damaged so I cleaned it and ressambeled it again

- I have left the phone for days without turning it on . I also tried keeping the battery out for several hours.

- I have used a replacement new battery
just in case it was my battery has a problem.


- I relocked my bootloader and repaired my phone via Sony Update Service and the repairing process endedin success.

The results so far :

Nothing changed at all . After doing all of the above and repeating it. I even did more things I can't remember now.Everything is still the same. The phone is stuck at SE text at boot screen and if connected to charger then turned on it will boot normally but the touch screen doesn't respond for some reason I can't figure out , although the digitizer is intact.


What I am doing now :

- I have no more trick to try and I am totally depressed about this ZOMBIE Xperia Play which is half working and half borken.


Thank you very much for your time and for trying to help
I am waiting for your suggestions ...
20th December 2012, 07:48 AM |#2  
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For your touch screen problem, I doubt that the digitizer is damaged. As for your booting issue, I'm not sure.
20th December 2012, 08:27 AM |#3  
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looks like the battery doesn't give enough power to the phone
20th December 2012, 12:13 PM |#4  
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Originally Posted by jeff7424

For your touch screen problem, I doubt that the digitizer is damaged. As for your booting issue, I'm not sure.

Maybe it is invisabely damaged . However, if I can't fix my boot issue , getting a replacement digitizer is just a waste of money.

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looks like the battery doesn't give enough power to the phone

I tried using a new battery the other day at the phone's shop and the same thing happened . The phone just
doesn't continue to boot and get stuck at Sony Ericsson text.
20th December 2012, 09:57 PM |#5  
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looks like the battery doesn't give enough power to the phone

The power turns on and the screen turns on when the I power the device. The problem is booting into the system.
It get stuck at Sony Ericsson text . However, it's very mysterious why the phone turns off when the charger is disconnected , perhaps the real question is : how come the battery powers the device but can not boot it and keep it running ?
21st December 2012, 05:55 PM |#6  
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You didn't say what version is your xperia play is. Is it R800x, R800i, R800a, R800at? If you have the xperia play CDMA version you cant use GSM kernel or roms.
21st December 2012, 06:06 PM |#7  
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I dropped my phone (after replacing the housing) and had the same thing happen to me. Opened it up again and the digitizer cable was loose. Fixed it for me.

EDIT- My phone would turn on without the need of the cable, but i couldnt mount my sd card/enter mtp unless i connected the usb cable prior to turning it on (so my issue was slightly different).
21st December 2012, 06:29 PM |#8  
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You didn't say what version is your xperia play is. Is it R800x, R800i, R800a, R800at? If you have the xperia play CDMA version you cant use GSM kernel or roms.

It's R800i , and it is used to work normally. I also tried stock kernel and nothing changes ... the problem persists.
Thanks for trying to helo.

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I dropped my phone (after replacing the housing) and had the same thing happen to me. Opened it up again and the digitizer cable was loose. Fixed it for me.

EDIT- My phone would turn on without the need of the cable, but i couldnt mount my sd card/enter mtp unless i connected the usb cable prior to turning it on (so my issue was slightly different).

I already opened up my device and disconnected the digitizer cable and reconnected it and the touch was
still not working but I'll try it again as soon as I fix my boot issue. The phone doesn't boot to the system
unless connected to the charger prior to turning it on.
22nd December 2012, 01:04 AM |#9  
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my phone is only 6 months old ... It runs perfectly when connected to charger but as soon as I disconnect it the phone turns off ... using a new battery doesn't solve the problem ... what could it be that causing this ?!
22nd December 2012, 11:59 AM |#10  
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Final Solution to your problem
You will have to use odin. Just connect it to a laptop/desktop and run Odin. It will fix your problem and if this doesnt work you will have to send it to a Sony centre in your neighborhood. But I am sure odin will fix it. I had a similar problem once. So try odin.


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22nd December 2012, 12:52 PM |#11  
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You will have to use odin. Just connect it to a laptop/desktop and run Odin. It will fix your problem and if this doesnt work you will have to send it to a Sony centre in your neighborhood. But I am sure odin will fix it. I had a similar problem once. So try odin.


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Download link to odin http://www.android.gs/download-odin-3-07/

I never used this program before . I thought it was flashtool equivalent for samsung phones. I guess I was wrong. I really appreciate your help . Could you please explain more about the process. Give me steps to follow... Thank you very much I really appreciate your great help.
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