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2012-03-26 08:55 PM
My wife has an Arc which does not progress past the SE logo when starting up, when I connect to the update service it suggests that there is no phone connected, I tried changing leads but with the same result. The phone will not switch off unless the battery is pulled out. The battery does appear to be charging ( I have seen the 'flash' icon when I plugged it in). I have seen various methods of resetting the phone on the internet but I am not too confident to try them as they allseem different. Any ideas how to progress would be appreciated.
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2012-03-27 01:13 PM
Hello there and welcome to the forum. Your query seems to have been missed by the usual suspects that offer answers so I will chip in and see if I can assist you.
When you say you have connected to the update service I am assuming you are talking about Sony Update Service (previously Sony Ericsson Update Service/SEUS) if this is the case then you could try using PC Companion and doing a repair that way. If you have only tried usng PC Companion then you could try again with SUS Update service - Sony Smartphones (UK) download and follow the instructions.
If that fails then you could try using Flashtool there is a really good guide on this thread
http://talk.sonymobile.com/message/92156 to using Flashtool by Uliwooly. It is one that I have followed and altho it may look complicated it actually isn't. This is of course an unofficial way to go and I have to add the party line that it may invalidate your warranty.
Your other recourse would be to contact your carrier/retailer or Sony direct with a view to getting the phone looked at under warranty. Contact us - Sony Smartphones (Global UK English)
2012-03-27 07:07 PM
Thanks for your reply, I was trying to connect to PC Companion because I have not heard of the SUS.
I have connected to the SUS and the phone is now sorted!
The phone was bought 'simless' from Play as a present so if the SUS didn't work it would have been going back to SE under warranty either via Play or a straight post from me.
Once again, thanks for the help, it does restore the faith.
2012-03-27 08:55 PM
Oh really glad you got it sorted. It's always good to score brownie points with the wife by sorting her phone out!
SUS is a great tool for sorting out problems and general advice is if you have an issue always give this a go first.
Hope she can now enjoy her phone once again. If you need any more help you know where to ask.