Joined: Feb 17, 2011
I have a SE W880i phone, it has worked fine for several years then I ran the battery completely dry. Then I switched it back on with low battery to make a call, but it turned itself off again. Now it won't power on or charge.
When I press the 'C' (on) button I get 1x Long Flash followed by 8 x Short Flashes of red light from an LED located below the power button.
I have tried
- leaving the battery out for 1 hour then putting it back in.
- removing the sim card + memory card
- letting it charge on the charger for several hours (when I do this I don't get the usual charging icon on the LCD screen)
- i've also cleaned the charger contact terminals
I tested the battery with a multimeter and it has 3.2V (battery is 3.6V) - I'll leave it charging overnight to see if that changes.
Checking the terminals where the phone attaches to the battery with the phone plugged into the charger, but the battery removed shows that the phone is delivering charge to the battery when the charger is plugged in.
I would really like to access the phone's phonebook as there are some contacts I do not want to loose and I recently got a new SIM card for my phone and lost the old SIM that had my backed up contacts.