My Sony Ericsson P1i will not power on, ideas?

Question

My Sony Ericsson P1i will not power on, ideas? Symptoms are:

  • My P1i will not power up
  • It vibrates but the screen does not light up
  • The keyboard backlight flashes
  • Charging the unit doesn’t help

Answer

As this could be numerous issues, start eliminating possible factors.

Not charging

  1. Remove the battery, wait 30 seconds, insert battery and press Power
  2. Check the contacts on your Sony Ericsson P1i charger for broken/bent pins

Not powering up

  1. Ensure the Sony Ericsson P1i is fully charged, using your standard charger
  2. Remove the battery, wait 30 seconds, insert battery and press Power
  3. Remove the battery, wait 10 minutes, place on charger (without battery), press Power
  4. Hard reset by pressing reset button underneath Sony Ericsson P1i

Water damage

  1. Ensure the unit is dry as moisture will damage the Sony Ericsson P1i
  2. Contact Warranty Support for repairs

Severe hardware/software crash

  1. Remove the battery, wait 30 seconds, insert battery and press Power
  2. Remove the battery, wait 10 minutes, place on charger (without battery), press Power
  3. Hard reset by pressing reset button underneath Sony Ericsson P1i

This list will continue to expand as new issues are encountered and consequently resolved, if you have any additions you would like included please contact me.

18 thoughts on “My Sony Ericsson P1i will not power on, ideas?”

  1. hello all i have a problem with this phone too when i am powering the phone up it starts but it says No Sim Card (please insert the sim card) what sould i do ???

  2. Hi all. I need your help. I have a P1i light problem. A few days ago everything was working fine, then I noticed that my lcd and keypad lights start to blink occasionally, then eventually the lights were gone. I tried to use SEUS but its not going anywhere. I followed the steps, remove and reinsert battery, hold C button while connecting the usb, but after holding for over 15mins nothing happens, My Firmware is R9J005, im not sure if this is the latest firmware. All other functions are ok except that I do not have any lights. Please I need your help to fix this issue.

    1. you have to clean contects of battery and when battery fit pins ,you can minure soldering on pins,then 100% your Sony erriscon p1i running normally!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111111111111111

  3. I was updating my P1i through sony update service, at the final stage of update service msg comes (updateds fails with retry option) i did retryb but faild again. Now phone is not getting ON only dim light coming in keypad and on screen but not booting. Wht to do..Please suggest.

  4. I was updating my P1i through sony update service, at the final stage of update service msg comes (updateds fails with retry option) i did retryb but faild again. Now phone is not getting ON only dim light coming in keypad and on screen but not booting. Wht to do..Please suggest.

    Also suggest where is reset button in phone ?

    1. Hi Please can u help me??

      I saw that u hade the same problem with your p1i like the one i have now…..

      I was updating my P1i through sony update service, at the final stage of update service msg comes (updateds fails with retry option) i did retryb but faild again. Now phone is not getting ON only dim light coming in keypad and on screen but not booting. Wht to do..Please suggest.

      Did u got any answers that can help me to fix my phone PLEASE. i relly love my phone, and i would like to be able to use it soon again. it have been like this now for 7months. I hope u can help me thanx.

      assan_83@hotmail.com

  5. Hi Panos, it’s been some time since I have owned my P1(I kind of went swimming with it you see…) but the reset button (looks like a dot) is at the bottom of the device near the audio or power holes. Prick it with a needle or sharp Phillips screwdriver.

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