Sony Xperia Z1 Compact cannot power up, red LED blinking problem

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Stopped working one day after switching the SIM card. It cannot power on anymore. When connected to power source, the red LED blinks steadily. Solution: My phone was under warranty and I had to take it to Sony’s repair center. They replaced the main board.

18 Comments on Sony Xperia Z1 Compact cannot power up, red LED blinking problem

  1. I had same problem before.. and I thought my phone is damaged. so I just leave it for like 3 days.. then when I try to plugged in to charger it work..and I start using it again..

  2. hey guys…just solve this problem on my z3 compact. My phone was exposed to water then it turned off and when i try to turn it on it keeps on blinking the red led. What i do is try to dry the phone (put in rice) then after it dried remove the back cover. U will see two connector for the battery, 1 at the top and another below. pull off the top connector then plug in charger to the phone, then my phone start to boot up! then I connect back the battery connector. Hope this helps!

  3. I got the same problem after changing the battery (red led blinking and the phone wouldn't turn on no matter what I did), it turned out that I hadn't pressed the connector to the new battery all the way down onto the main board… If you have this problem it might be that the connector has been disconnected for some reason (dropped the phone several times?). Look on youtube for video instructions to open the back side for a battery replacement and check if the connector is loose.

  4. I get it working after plug it with the computer. Then it wake up. Normally i dont use computer to charge my phone, but now it help to solve this problem… I also bought a new battery, so now it works like a charm!

  5. same issue with my sony xperia z1s. just install sony pc companion and run it . then plug micro usb to your phone to pc while holding volume down on your xperia . observe the light indicator of your phone . first it will lit red . then it will turn off realease volume down. wait for about 1 to 2 minutes wait for sony xperia logo to come out thats it my xperia is now operational again. hope it helps.

  6. just reading the posts here I have a z3 and it's flashing when on charge. it didn't respond to anything even the yellow button under the flap. what else can I do before sending it to Sony??

  7. I want to say thank you for this video. You gave me the hint of looking at the SIM card. I simply pulled it out, and it came back on with the reboot message.

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