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Mar 12, 2006, 8:12 AM

Best place to purchase USB Cable DCU-60?

Just wondering where a good place and what a good price is for this USB cable. I want to be able to download MP3 ringtones to my phone. The "genuine SE cables" on ebay are from UK or Hong Kong -- would a generic version work as well?
Thank you.
3 replies

Mar 6, 2006, 9:04 AM

Cellphone cant connect to towers


"No netwk cover" in my area of FL. I checked with another guy that has a Motorola and he has 3 bars. Did anybody have this problem with their z520? I think it has to be phone. Is there any software issue about this?
1 reply

Dec 30, 2005, 5:31 PM

Themes, screensavers etc

OK..got this phone, no problems so far but am having trouble finding free sites for screensavers and themes especially. I am aware of Zedge and mobile9. Anywhere else tho. Zedge does not have for the Z520.
5 replies

Mar 6, 2006, 10:42 PM

How do i transfer mp3cuts from pc to phone w/usb cable?

I have already edited mp3 cuts on my computer. I have a usb cable, for the life of me i cannot figure out how to transfer the mp3 tracks to the phone. I have sony erricson pc suite and all it will allow me to do is transfer files from the phone to the computer. I want to transfer files from the computer to the phone. Does anyone know how i can accomplish this?
2 replies

Mar 11, 2006, 8:11 PM

Z500a VS. Z520a

I have a question. If you owned the 500 and then upgraded to the 520 which one would you say is the better of the two??

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Dec 31, 2005, 3:43 PM

lil' tip to darken external screen

Service Menu on SE...change contrast...

1. press right arrow
2. press * key
3. press left arrow 2 times
4. press * key
5. press left again
6. press * key

you're there...Service settings- external contrast, close flip, use volume keys to adjust.

** the external "sleep clock" needs to be ON in order for this function to work though **

This helped me a lot as the battery and reception signal were very difficult to see b/c they were so light. It's still hard to see them though b/c they're so small, but it helps a little at least.
4 replies

Mar 3, 2006, 11:15 AM

Timer for screensaver???

Anyway to lengthen the time before the screen goes dark?

Its way too fast to be useful.


Feb 18, 2006, 11:30 PM


Hi there, I just got this phone not too long ago and I love it, except i've been putting in different appointments in my calender and it seems that after a few days or whatever it automatically changes the time that i originally set it for. If i set one for 1-2 PM it'll change to 10:45 PM to 11:45 PM or something like that, any idea why this is happening? I tried to disable the auto-update for the time, but I dont think it did anything.

Feb 3, 2006, 5:20 AM

CNet review

Howdy! I find it on CNet, check it out:

http://reviews.cnet.com/4520-11400_7-6416968-1.html#vid »

Jan 27, 2006, 4:51 PM


On the nights and weekends plan, what time does nights start? 6 or 7 pm? I was looking through some info on it, but couldn't find anything.

For anyone interested that doesn't know about it, myphoneexplorer is a great free program to manage your files or appointments. I hated the that Sony program or bluetooth file transfers. Typing on that keypad was a pain also. :p

http://members.aon.at/fwechsel/ »
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Jan 23, 2006, 7:24 PM

Awww man!!!!!!

This wonderful phone that I want so badly and love so dearly has been recalled.The phone was frezzing and malfuctioning.It is going to b re-released again on cingular.The good thing is that its getting software updates and will b cheaper than before.The cingular representative said that it should b back out in a couple of weeks.Cant wait to get the updated 1.Thats the good thing.
4 replies

Jan 20, 2006, 4:24 PM

Z 520

I'm reading all the problems that people are having with this phone in the Phone Scoop Forums,and then i go to the User Reviews and its a whole different world,I want to get this phone but I'm sitting on the fence and don't know which way to go. 😕
3 replies

Jan 12, 2006, 2:39 PM

Cheap faceplates now available

http://www.cellphoneshop.net/faforsoerz51.html »

Finally. Been waiting around for this. Sure, you can customize one from the StyleUp site, but these only cost 5 bucks in several solid colors. Have ordered from this outfit before for previous phone, no problems that I recall.
1 reply

Jan 21, 2006, 3:09 PM

What profile am i using??

maybe i'm missing something really simple her.

Is there an options to show in text on the internal or external screen which profile is currently in use?
i know nokia phone have this...do SE's phones have this too??

2 replies

Jan 14, 2006, 2:29 AM

Possible Recall

It appears that the many people experiencing problems with this phone are finally being heard. I don't know the exact details, nor do I know the validity of the information, but it appears either Sony Ericsson or Cingular is possibly recalling the z520a (not to be confused with the z520i).

It's 1 AM, just got off from work, I'll try to find out official word tomorrow, if there is any.
12 replies

Dec 21, 2005, 11:19 PM

Need to simplify this phone for business use

I would appreciate any help anyone can give me.
I use this phone for business and I need to make it easier to use.
I want to get rid of the icons in the menu and have a list view and I want to reorder the list so the things I use most frequently are on top.
I want to have a light colored plain background so I can see things clearly.
I would just as soon get rid of the whole themes thing, or get a very plain one with easy to read fonts.

Am I stuck with getting another phone or can I make this one do what I need?

Thanks for your help

4 replies

Jan 8, 2006, 3:38 PM

Transferring Saved Text Messages?

I'm getting my Z520a this week, and have a few text messages on my V551 that I'd like to keep. Is there any way that I can transfer these messages to my Z520a, using Bluetooth or similar means? Or do I just have to live without them and start all over again?
3 replies

Dec 11, 2005, 4:26 PM

Theme Problem

Weird thing happened about 2 nights ago. I opened my phone and my wallpaper was gone. It was just blue. Then I went to the menu, and all the borders and colors were gone. I rebooted it, but I still had a problem. I turned it off and charged it, and when I turned it back on the next morning, it was back to normal. Then this morning, it happened again. Does anyone else have this problem?
3 replies

Dec 11, 2005, 12:01 AM

SE z520a vs Moto RazrV3 vs Samsung D357

I just came back to Cingular (left Verizon) and have been using the SE z520a for about a week. I am 50/50 if I will keep it. I wanted to get some feedback regarding what you think the best phone is out of these 3 Cingular branded phones: SE z520a, Moto Razr V3 (black), Samsung D357. I am still in my 30 days exchange window.

My phones in the past have been Nokia, SE, then Samsung. I really want a small Nokia slider but my 30 day window ends this month. I mainly am concerned with battery, reception/clarity, ease of use, durability, voice dialing (for driving), easily fits in pocket, and looking forward to trying bluetooth. Lastly, I am in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Thanks for your time and help.
5 replies

Dec 1, 2005, 8:21 AM

Weird thing happened yesterday

I was talking to my friend yesterday and all of the sudden I could not hear him. I tried calling him again and it would not go trough. I thought it was his phone. So I called another friend when I got home and the phone will not make any sound. The keys where mute even when the phone said it was calling I could not hear the ring. My friend said he picked up and could not hear anything even thought the call was connected. I tried calling my phone and only the lights would flash. I had to reboot to get it working again. Do phones have to be rebooted every day?
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