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Xperia Sola screen flickering

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Re: Xperia Sola screen flickering

Yes, that's one of the reason i won't buy from other shop outside...Smiling Face with Sunglasses

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Re: Xperia Sola screen flickering

I did have the same problem with my Xperia Sola. I contacted Sony support and they suggested to do a software update. But that didn't solve the problem. Even turning of the Auto-Brigthness function didn't help as already mentioned in this thread. So I decided to send the phone back to the dealer and I already ordered a new one. Hopefully this new one will do better.

kind regards

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In my case,turning auto brightness off didn't do much good. But when turning Bravia engine off,it seems to alleviate the flicker. It does seem to flicker more when the brightness is lower. I'm a bit afraid to send it back because it will take a long time to get a replacement here, that is IF they'll replace it. I wouldn't want to get a unit with faulty gps or wireless as ive seen people complain about it around here.

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Hi Steven11,

Please check if the brightness sensor (Ambience sebsor) is working fine now. I had the same screen flicker issue and took my sola to sony service centre, they updated the firmware and the flicker issue is gone. I am happy for that but what I noticed is instead of fixing the issue, the software update disabled the brightness sensor totaly.

To confirm if brightness sensor is working fine, please check the brightness sensor in the Display section of settings.Cover the top right part of the sola where all sensors are present with thumb or any thick material, see if the display brighness lowers. If it is lowered when u cover the sensor and display turns bright after removing the covering then the sensor is working fine.

What I think is some smart alex at sony just disabled the sensor instead of fixing the issue, when sensor is not working obviously flicker effect is aleviated. Please update your findings and if you have issues we can check with Sony and demand for actual fix or you know,.... Slightly smiling Face

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I don't have the flickering problem after Sony Centre exchange a new unit for me, so the replacement unit is good so far and brightness sensor is work well too Slightly smiling Face

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Re: Xperia Sola screen flickering

hi vinod u said that after update flickering is gone, so plz tell me the firmware build NUMBER after update? urgent waiting for ur reply,i wnt to change mine too mine is     6.0.B.1.564

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Re: Xperia Sola screen flickering

I had the same flickering problem. Fixed (barely visible sometimes) after update to 6.0.B.3.162...

But with this update (or some hardware issue) I can't make calls when phone gets heated up... Speakers start malfunctioning.

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Yes, the latest firmware update got a lot of problems, so i stick to the current version and it's work well, so far.

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what were the problems with new update and whats your build num which was working fine? plz reply me

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hi steven, what was the build number u r having now?