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Anonymous
August 13, 2005 2:36:41 PM

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Is there something different about the K700i? I bought a budget
headset (Safecom SBTHS-3500 from Ebuyer) and cannot get sound through
the headset even though pairing appears to have worked.

The headset manual says it is compatible with:

<quote>
Sony Ericsson: T39,T68,T68i,T610,T616,T630,Z200,Z600,R520M,T28 BT
Dongle,P800,P900,K700C

* Can be compatible with most of the major cell phones with CSR
Bluetooth Chip V1.1
</endquote>

I took the absence of the K700i being the fact that the manual was not
up to date (is there a K700C model??).

A further question - do I need to manually select the correct profile
or should the phone automatically detect the headset is on and
therefore select the handsfree profile?

Many thanks

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AnthonyL
Anonymous
August 16, 2005 1:26:14 PM

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AnthonyL wrote:
> Is there something different about the K700i? I bought a budget
> headset (Safecom SBTHS-3500 from Ebuyer) and cannot get sound through
> the headset even though pairing appears to have worked.
>

The K700i is not perfect, do upgrade from R1A software if that is what
you have. However, it should just work, and does with most other
headsets. I am afraid you get what you pay for.

pzboyz
August 16, 2005 3:27:27 PM

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On Tue, 16 Aug 2005 04:26:14 -0400, pzboyz <pzboyz@NOSPAMyahoo.com> wrote:

> AnthonyL wrote:
>> Is there something different about the K700i? I bought a budget
>> headset (Safecom SBTHS-3500 from Ebuyer) and cannot get sound through
>> the headset even though pairing appears to have worked.
>>
>
> The K700i is not perfect, do upgrade from R1A software if that is what
> you have. However, it should just work, and does with most other
> headsets. I am afraid you get what you pay for.
>
> pzboyz


How can I find out what firmware I have and how do I go about upgrading
it? I bought my phone unlocked over the internet, and it's not officially
supported by my carrier.
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Anonymous
August 16, 2005 4:02:02 PM

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On Tue, 16 Aug 2005 09:26:14 +0100, pzboyz <pzboyz@NOSPAMyahoo.com>
wrote:

>AnthonyL wrote:
>> Is there something different about the K700i? I bought a budget
>> headset (Safecom SBTHS-3500 from Ebuyer) and cannot get sound through
>> the headset even though pairing appears to have worked.
>>
>
>The K700i is not perfect, do upgrade from R1A software if that is what
>you have. However, it should just work, and does with most other
>headsets. I am afraid you get what you pay for.
>

Thanks for replying. I did manage to get the headset to work
spasmodically but the sound is very thin - presumably would be much
better if I bought a better headset? Any recommendations and is it
true that I can't play MP3 through the headset with the K700i?

Also the connection to the headset seems to drop, presumably that is
the K700i problem. I don't have a cradle so don't think I can upgrade
the software.

The K700i does communicate fairly well with the "mobile phone tools"
usb bluetooth dongle.


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AnthonyL
Anonymous
August 16, 2005 10:32:07 PM

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Lewis wrote:

> How can I find out what firmware I have and how do I go about upgrading
> it? I bought my phone unlocked over the internet, and it's not officially
> supported by my carrier.

>*<<*<* on the stick then 1 will get you to the Menu where the software
version can be found.

If you are in warranty, then a re-flash can be had from an SE service
centre, I'd recommend RS Electrics in Tottenham but there are others
here and there.

Otherwise an independent with appropriate hardware can do the job, but
make sure you pick someone reliable.

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Brian Morrison

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August 16, 2005 10:32:08 PM

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On Tue, 16 Aug 2005 13:32:07 -0400, Brian Morrison
<scrapspam@fenrir.org.uk> wrote:

> Lewis wrote:
>
>> How can I find out what firmware I have and how do I go about
>> upgrading it? I bought my phone unlocked over the internet, and it's
>> not officially supported by my carrier.
>
> >*<<*<* on the stick then 1 will get you to the Menu where the software
> version can be found.
>
> If you are in warranty, then a re-flash can be had from an SE service
> centre, I'd recommend RS Electrics in Tottenham but there are others
> here and there.
>
> Otherwise an independent with appropriate hardware can do the job, but
> make sure you pick someone reliable.
>

OK Cool. It says R2AY004. Is that fairly up to date?
Anonymous
August 17, 2005 5:00:42 AM

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In message <CeydnYp178SFvp_eRVnyrg@eclipse.net.uk>, Brian Morrison
<scrapspam@fenrir.org.uk> writes
>If you are in warranty, then a re-flash can be had from an SE service
>centre, I'd recommend RS Electrics in Tottenham but there are others
>here and there.

It can be done from the SE website if it is an unbranded phone!
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Pete Devlin
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"And the devil in a black dress watches over"
Anonymous
August 17, 2005 1:42:15 PM

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pete devlin wrote:
> In message <CeydnYp178SFvp_eRVnyrg@eclipse.net.uk>, Brian Morrison
> <scrapspam@fenrir.org.uk> writes
>
>>If you are in warranty, then a re-flash can be had from an SE service
>>centre, I'd recommend RS Electrics in Tottenham but there are others
>>here and there.
>
>
> It can be done from the SE website if it is an unbranded phone!

If you have a DSS-25 stand....

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Brian Morrison

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Anonymous
August 17, 2005 2:47:19 PM

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In message <B9Odnc3awfT6ZZ_eRVnysQ@eclipse.net.uk>, Brian Morrison
<scrapspam@fenrir.org.uk> writes
>pete devlin wrote:
>> In message <CeydnYp178SFvp_eRVnyrg@eclipse.net.uk>, Brian Morrison
>><scrapspam@fenrir.org.uk> writes
>>
>>>If you are in warranty, then a re-flash can be had from an SE service
>>>centre, I'd recommend RS Electrics in Tottenham but there are others
>>>here and there.
>> It can be done from the SE website if it is an unbranded phone!
>
>If you have a DSS-25 stand....
>
Indeed. Which reminds me, I'll have to stick mine on ebay now that SE
have changed the connector for the k750. It's no use to me anymore.
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Pete Devlin
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"And the devil in a black dress watches over"
Anonymous
August 17, 2005 3:52:49 PM

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On Tue, 16 Aug 2005 18:32:07 +0100, Brian Morrison
<scrapspam@fenrir.org.uk> wrote:

>Lewis wrote:
>
>> How can I find out what firmware I have and how do I go about upgrading
>> it? I bought my phone unlocked over the internet, and it's not officially
>> supported by my carrier.
>
> >*<<*<* on the stick then 1 will get you to the Menu where the software
>version can be found.

I'm not following what happens here.
Does it mean stick right, *, stick left twice, * , left, *

As soon as I do stick right I get a menu option.


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AnthonyL
Anonymous
August 17, 2005 4:18:42 PM

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pete devlin wrote:

>>If you have a DSS-25 stand....
>>
>
> Indeed. Which reminds me, I'll have to stick mine on ebay now that SE
> have changed the connector for the k750. It's no use to me anymore.

Is there an equivalent stand for the K750? I have not heard of one yet.

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Brian Morrison

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Anonymous
August 17, 2005 4:44:30 PM

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In message <lMOdnWdIE5OOgJ7eRVnyrA@eclipse.net.uk>, Brian Morrison
<scrapspam@fenrir.org.uk> writes
>pete devlin wrote:
>
>>>If you have a DSS-25 stand....
>>>
>> Indeed. Which reminds me, I'll have to stick mine on ebay now that
>>SE have changed the connector for the k750. It's no use to me anymore.
>
>Is there an equivalent stand for the K750? I have not heard of one yet.
>
I did see one on ebay but it is pointless. It required a charger and usb
cable in addition. The supplied DCU-60 cable does all that the desktop
stand used to and charges the phone up. There's not really a market for
it IMHO.
--
Pete Devlin
[{//////news03//////at\\\\\secondrow/////co\\\\\uk}]
"And the devil in a black dress watches over"
Anonymous
August 17, 2005 4:58:03 PM

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In message <43031d85.13112604@news.zen.co.uk>, AnthonyL
<nospam@please.invalid> writes
>On Tue, 16 Aug 2005 18:32:07 +0100, Brian Morrison
><scrapspam@fenrir.org.uk> wrote:
>
>>Lewis wrote:
>>
>>> How can I find out what firmware I have and how do I go about upgrading
>>> it? I bought my phone unlocked over the internet, and it's not officially
>>> supported by my carrier.
>>
>> >*<<*<* on the stick then 1 will get you to the Menu where the software
>>version can be found.
>
>I'm not following what happens here.
>Does it mean stick right, *, stick left twice, * , left, *
>
>As soon as I do stick right I get a menu option.
>
>
Ignore it and carry on with the sequence. The "secret" menu will then
pop up.
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Pete Devlin
[{//////news03//////at\\\\\secondrow/////co\\\\\uk}]
"And the devil in a black dress watches over"
Anonymous
August 17, 2005 6:25:21 PM

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pete devlin wrote:

>>Is there an equivalent stand for the K750? I have not heard of one yet.
>>
>
> I did see one on ebay but it is pointless. It required a charger and usb
> cable in addition. The supplied DCU-60 cable does all that the desktop
> stand used to and charges the phone up. There's not really a market for
> it IMHO.

I agree, I had assumed that the DSS-25 had some special magic in it to
make the firmware load possible. If it doesn't, then it is merely an
expensive addition for most people.

I haven't owned a K series SE phone though, I assume that the DCU-60
comes with the K750 does it?

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Brian Morrison

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Anonymous
August 17, 2005 6:45:32 PM

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In message <OvmdndP29Olcp57eRVnygA@eclipse.net.uk>, Brian Morrison
<scrapspam@fenrir.org.uk> writes
>pete devlin wrote:
>
>>>Is there an equivalent stand for the K750? I have not heard of one yet.
>>>
>> I did see one on ebay but it is pointless. It required a charger and
>>usb cable in addition. The supplied DCU-60 cable does all that the
>>desktop stand used to and charges the phone up. There's not really a
>>market for it IMHO.
>
>I agree, I had assumed that the DSS-25 had some special magic in it to
>make the firmware load possible.

It does for the k700. The SonyEricsson Update service (SEUS) insists on
it or the DSS 20 for the firmware upgrade. It is also a handy bit of kit
for synchs etc but not really necessary.

> If it doesn't, then it is merely an expensive addition for most
>people.

They're only a few quid on ebay now.
>
>I haven't owned a K series SE phone though, I assume that the DCU-60
>comes with the K750 does it?
>
It does and SEUS is happy with it. For debranding and unlocking with
third party companies a cruiser cable is required. As for not owning one
-shame on you! The k750 is the mutts nutz especially if you get yours
"free" like what I did! 'Er indoors has got one too but likes some
aspects of her old v600 better, particularly the calendar.
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Pete Devlin
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"And the devil in a black dress watches over"
Anonymous
August 17, 2005 9:07:22 PM

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pete devlin wrote:

>
> It does and SEUS is happy with it. For debranding and unlocking with
> third party companies a cruiser cable is required. As for not owning one
> -shame on you! The k750 is the mutts nutz especially if you get yours
> "free" like what I did! 'Er indoors has got one too but likes some
> aspects of her old v600 better, particularly the calendar.

The 750 was not suitable as I needed UMTS support, I have a 6630 now.
But it is a nice piece of kit.

I'll review the choices again in a year or so, I'd rather like to have a
phone that lasts a few years and doesn't need upgrading so frequently.
The tools to do that (migrating contacts etc) seem pretty poor,
especially when moving between manufacturers. Nokia need to include a
setting to allow a whole phonebook to be transferred by Bluetooth like
SE have.

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Brian Morrison

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Anonymous
August 17, 2005 10:25:35 PM

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In message <gcGdnQlvy4Un_Z7eRVnygw@eclipse.net.uk>, Brian Morrison
<scrapspam@fenrir.org.uk> writes
>I'll review the choices again in a year or so, I'd rather like to have
>a phone that lasts a few years and doesn't need upgrading so
>frequently. The tools to do that (migrating contacts etc) seem pretty
>poor, especially when moving between manufacturers. Nokia need to
>include a setting to allow a whole phonebook to be transferred by
>Bluetooth like SE have.

MyPhoneExplorer and Mobiledit. The latter is particularly good for
transferring between different phone types. The former has caused me to
delete FMA off my computer for the time being as its k750 support is
suspect at the mo. FMA has got some way to go to equal MyPhoneExplorer
which is simple, intuitive and works like a dream. Hell it even looks
nicer! :o )
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Pete Devlin
[{//////news03//////at\\\\\secondrow/////co\\\\\uk}]
"And the devil in a black dress watches over"
!