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Dec 20, 2007, 12:50 PM

Magnet in carry case turs on lghts in phone!

Anyone else have this problem ? If I hold the phone in fornt of my case or put it inside, the lights turn on and the phone unlocks.
Is there a solution?
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Dec 28, 2008, 10:31 PM

Walkman player in the W580 & W760

Does anybody here know the difference between the Walkman player in the W580 (v2.0) and the Walkman player in the W760 (v3.0)?

Aug 23, 2008, 6:05 PM

Cracked buttons theory

I am an AT&T employee who has been carrying this phone for over 8 months. In fact, my two brothers and my dad also upgraded to the W580 in December at the same time I did and we have never cracked any buttons. We have two black phones and two gray phones between the four of us. My cousin, also my co-worker, got his wife a pink W580 around January.

We have seen many of these phones returned and/or exchanged through warranty because of the buttons cracking. What we've noticed is that nearly all of the returned phones were either pink or white with a only 2 or 3 being black. My cousin says that he is pretty sure that the phones returned to our store for the buttons have only been by females. His wife has had hers replaced a several times and...
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Oct 15, 2008, 10:10 AM

Phone restarts on me when i try to use the email program!

Hi ever since i got my phone it restarts on me once in awhile and when i try using the email program the phone restarts on me and also when i use the music id program i have updated the software on the phone and it was working fine and now in just after a week its doing it again! Help!!! 馃槩

Jun 11, 2007, 5:02 PM

Difference from the w810?

Is this just a slide version of the w810? From what i can see there is no difference other than the slide feature. Does anyone else see a difference?
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Dec 12, 2007, 1:14 PM

Slider powers phone off? and other problems.

Ok there's already mention of the slider ending calls in the Phone Scoop review, and I followed the instructions to change it to end call on slider shut.

The problem is that mine tends to power down when I have the slider open and shut it, either to end a call or if I had it open while listening to the walkman.

While powered off, I miss calls, and unless they leave a message I don't even get a missed call record!

Powering the phone on again (20x a day) is tedious, and I also want to get rid of the noisy, tedious, animated opening. Anyone know how to do this? Or at least mute it?

Otherwise, this phone rocks!
And to answer the question in Phone Scoop about how to get the shake 'n shuffle to work, you've got to be pressing the...
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Mar 13, 2008, 10:55 PM

Hazy photos?

My wife noticed her W580 brings up already taken photos a little fuzzy, then comes into focus a second or two later. Does anybody experience the same thing? If so, does AT&T know about this as a common problem or is this normal for the phone? Thanks.
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Jul 4, 2008, 1:01 PM

Two quick questions...

What have been your experiences with signal strength as well as dropped calls, and 2) what is the battery life like? Thanks! Peace. 3:16

Happy 4th! 馃榿
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Nov 18, 2007, 10:19 PM

Poor phone lock system

I love my W580i! It is such an improvement over my old V3m Razr, but it is certainly not without it's flaws. One in particular is not something I can tollerate much longer.

I am not exactly sure what is going on, but through some random (seemingly fairly simple) combination of accidental button presses while my phone is in it's case at my belt, or in my pocket, the phone will unlock, go to the calls menu and dial the last person I had talked to.

This has happened to me three times in the past 2 days, all three times while I am at work, and I don't know what to do as I use my phone while working to sell Cell One contracts, but I can't be tossing away all of my minutes by accidentally calling my girlfriend twice a day when I am supposed ...
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Jul 19, 2008, 12:42 PM

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Jul 23, 2008, 9:00 PM

help!!! i unbranded my phone

i unbranded my phone,,

i cant picture message or use anything on internet

it said i dont have a internet profile,,

please help!!!! 馃槩 馃槩 馃槩 馃槩

Jul 13, 2008, 10:06 PM

text ringtone

i am looking into buying this phone, what kind of file can be set as a ringtone for text messages??? also is there a size limit and what about normal ringtones?

Jul 9, 2008, 4:00 PM

Unlocking Mobitv?

Anyone figure out how to unlock mobitv or reset the demo?

Nov 2, 2007, 12:37 PM


I'm considering unbranding this phone. If anyone has already done this I have a couple of questions.
The main reason I'm gonna do this is because I want to be able to set those 'cool' lights shooting out of the side of this thing to a different color. AT&t set them to green which doesn't match anything whatsoever on the phone. Why freakin green? Orange maybe to match the keys or something, but green? Anyway, will unbranding to original firmware make this happen?
I don't want to lose the easy tranfer of music using windows media player though, will it still sync so easily if I undbrand it.

Thanks for the time guys.
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Jun 23, 2008, 9:55 AM


I have found this interesting site that allows you to download music free but it has Digital Magament RIghts and seems to only work through Windows Media Player. I tried to download these to my w580i but it does not recognize the songs. Or I should say does not play them. Is there any way to make these songs work on my SOny? Any thoughts? Thanks

Jun 5, 2008, 1:11 AM

Do you recommend a case for the W580?

I am going to buy this phone in a few weeks and have observed a few complaints about the feel of the phone. People are concerned that it could break easily.

Do you think buying a case would be a good idea? The type that stays on your phone all the time. A clear one. They have some inexpensive cases on Amazon that are interesting. Is a case a good idea?

Thanks in advance.

May 6, 2008, 2:27 PM

GREEN Sony Ericsson W580i

The new Green Sony Ericsson W580i is available at Walmart online, on back order, just discovered this today May 6. 馃い

Dec 4, 2007, 8:00 PM

Fix Cracked Keys?

Hi, I've been thinking about buying one of these phones and was wondering if anyone has actually had their cracked keys fixed?

Also, if you unbrand the phone, does anyone know for sure if it is still covered by the AT&T, Best Buy, or Sony Ericsson warranties?
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Apr 25, 2008, 12:45 AM

Where do the keys crack?

Where on the key pad do the keys crack? Is it between each number key or does the actual keys crack individually?
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Sep 19, 2007, 12:04 AM

mp3 ringtones

Hey for the people who have this phone! I have a few questions since I should be moving over soon! I wanted to know if you could set MP3s as ringtones? if you can then can you move them to your phone through the memory card and/or bluetooth? I also want to know if the phones slide mechanism has been wearing down? Some seem to wear in pretty fast and get loose! Also is the call volume loud and clear? thanks!!!! 馃檪
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