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Xperia play wont turn on...

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Xperia play wont turn on...

i have a r800a xperia play but when i go to turn it on it just vibrates after holding the button down for a while but does not turn on , have tried to reflash it but it is not reconised as a device

Any ideas or input?


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Re: Xperia play wont turn on...

Have you tried doing this both with PC companion and the update service?

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Re: Xperia play wont turn on...

And once it's working make sure you backup everything

This is how to backup

Settings -> privacy -> Back up my data and Automatic restore should be selected

and also

Use one of these links to download the

Backup & Restore app


How to install it

You need to

go to settings -> applications -> check unknown sources

download IO File Manager

download the backup & restore app, transfer it to your SD card, use OI file manager to find it -> tap on it -> install it


just to play it safe sync your contacts w/ google if you haven't already

open your phonebook

press MENU button -> tap on Send Contacts -> select all -> send it to your email

on your computer

-> download the file -> go to your gmail -> click on contacts -> click on more actions -> on the drop down menu click on "import" -> choose the file -> and click import


Don't worry so much about backing up your apps

on your computer go to -> log in -> click on My Library -> and send all your apps to your phone

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if you don't want to use the backup & restore app then

Install "backup SMS" to back up your SMS and MMS to your Gmail

or your SMS use

"backup & restore SMS"

or for your MMS use "Save MMS"

Call Logs

And for call logs this is great