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2016-05-23 03:34 PM
Love my tablet.
I have the latest/greatest build 10.7.A.222. Xperia z wifi only.
When I boot up with no sd card all works fine.
When I boot up with sd card I can see typical boot up screen and then, when the login screen typical appears it is blank/black in the middle of the screen...can't log into device...I can still see upper menu/icons.
And do pull down....hitting all options...screen stay black.
I have a 64 GB samsung EVO card.
Please advise on any fix recommended.
2016-05-23 04:49 PM
Sorry to hear that.
Do you mean that with the SD-card inserted you are unable to access the quick settings?
My first suggestion in this case would be to try using another SD-cardin your device or use your SD-card in another device, does the same thing happen then?
You can also try formatting your SD-card.
2016-05-23 06:52 PM
I think this is a bug...very strange...smells like security and/or background loading sequence.
Without sd card-all normal...boot up to interface requiring login (I use a pattern)
With SD card at boot....seems ok...sound...wavey graphics...then wall paper....now the problem appears-
-No login interface presented
-Wallpaper goes away and then blank/black screen.
-Top pull down controls work
-No small apps or home icon on bottom only back arrow.
I have two work arounds that are fair to ugly-
-Boot without card...insert card after all basic background apps are running-result...may/may not work for entire session. SD is not 100% stable.
-Boot with card
-Given I can get to top drop down switch to guest user
Guest user has all interfaces/apps...perfect
Switch to main admin user....all interfaces/apps there...perfect
#2 is my current winner...will advise on stabilty.
2016-05-25 10:14 AM
In that case I recommend that you try formatting your SD-card or that you try using another SD-card in your device.
2016-05-25 06:18 PM - last edited on 2016-05-25 06:51 PM by alexdon
Reformatted SD...same issue...blank screen per note above.
My work around seems stable.
Boot tablet with sd card inserted.
Wait for complete boot up sequence...eventually main screen goes black/blank.
Pull down top menu control and hit "person" icon.
Switch to guest or other user.
All controls/apps/icon are now visible.
Open one app like chrome.
Now pull down top menu and hit person...change user to initail one (previously blank screen)
All controls/apps/icons are visible and SD card is working.
I can record the behavior if you like.
This is a bug when SDcards are installed...appears system is loading SD card prior to internal storage and stalls.
Maybe you could release a utility that checks boot seqences and fixes this issue.
2016-05-30 11:27 AM
Does the tablet behave the same way if you insert another SD-card? If it does then I recommend that you perform a software repair using Xperia Companion.
2016-07-05 10:24 AM
Hi! Please help me i dint touch lower right side of mo xperia tablet z, i reset already and software update fro 4.1. But still desame. I didint drop or what so ever,. Please help sony