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How to Reboot a Blackberry Without Removing the Battery?

If you remove batteries and hardware while tinkering with electronic devices, you might run into trouble down the line. Blackberry devices must be rebooted time and again, but you can reboot your Blackberry without removing the battery.
Instructions
1. When you install a new program or have a system failure, you must reboot the Blackberry. This is the same concept used in larger desktop or laptop computers. 2. Hold off on using the new program by selecting "Later" instead of "Now" when you are prompted by the Blackberry. This will allow you to wait awhile to reboot your device, especially if you need to use it at the moment and can put off the new program installation. 3. Initiate what is known as a soft reboot by pressing and holding down the key combination of Alt+Cap+Backspace on the Blackberry keyboard. Using this method will also work when the device stalls and you see only the white arrow, but it refuses to move. 4. Note that certain Blackberry models are different and require you to press and hold the Alt+Cap+Delete key combination to reboot the Blackberry without removing the battery. Make sure your keypad is correct for using this method of soft reboot before attempting it. Blackberry makes several different models, and they all operate differently under soft-reboot conditions. 5. Reference your Blackberry manual. Make sure that the keypad soft reboot will work with the specific model you are using. Larger models are typically more prone to working with the aforementioned soft reboot. If this does not work, you will have to use a secondary method. 6. Check to see if you need to install an application for your phone that allows for a soft reboot. Many models, like the Pearl, allow you to download an application for soft reboot. These applications may prevent you from pulling the battery to reboot. 7. Try all the available methods, and if it still does not work, request assistance from your Blackberry dealer. She may know of an alternative or a firmware update for your device.

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i cant turn my blackberry on- it is only booting up half way


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Jun 22, 2010 | RIM BlackBerry Bold Smartphone

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There is an hourglass on the screen and the phone will not work.


Remove the back cover and remove and reseat the battery. Allow a few minutes for it to boot back to your main screen.

Then, download and install the latest version of BlackBerry Desktop Manager software from: https://www.blackberry.com/Downloads/contactFormPreload.do?code=A8BAA56554F96369AB93E4F3BB068C22&dl=DA5FB46338C8C0DCB1039F7898184FC5

Once installed, connect your BlackBerry to your computer via the USB sync cable. Open Desktop Manager, and click the Application Loader. On the right, you will see Update your device software. Click the Start Button, and if your BlackBerry is not on the latest Handheld Software, an update will appear. Select the update, and run the install. Be sure to select the option that backs up and restores your data. Once started, do not shut down your computer, or disconnect the USB sync cable as this could damage the device.

Once completed, your BlackBerry will restart and you will have the latest version available. This version has been known to correct various issues.

If the issue is still present, then it could be hardware related, and may need to be repaired or replaced. I would then suggest contacting your Provider for Hardware Support.

Jan 14, 2010 | RIM BlackBerry 8700

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My 8900 is on, but none of the buttons work. And when I hit the back button to the right of the trackball, sometimes it inputs the letter "b". Other buttons sometimes work, and sometimes do what other buttons do like the back button being a "b'


Try removing and reseating the battery to reset the device. Once powered back up, then download and install the latest version of BlackBerry Desktop Manager software from: https://www.blackberry.com/Downloads/contactFormPreload.do?code=A8BAA56554F96369AB93E4F3BB068C22&dl=DA5FB46338C8C0DCB1039F7898184FC5
Once installed, connect your BlackBerry to your computer via the USB sync cable. Open Desktop Manager, and click the Application Loader. On the right, you will see Update your device software. Click the Start Button, and if your BlackBerry is not on the latest Handheld Software, an update will appear. Select the update, and run the install. Be sure to select the option that backs up and restores your data. Once started, do not shut down your computer, or disconnect the USB sync cable as this could damage the device.

Once completed, your BlackBerry will restart and you will have the latest version available. This version has been known to correct various issues.

If the issue is still present, then it could be hardware related, and may need to be repaired or replaced. I would then suggest contacting your Provider for Hardware Support.

Jan 14, 2010 | RIM BlackBerry Bold 9000 Smartphone

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my blackberry perl keeps restarting


Did you upload some different type of software.
Format your device

Screen option>security option>general settings>(press the menu button) wipe handheld>type “blackberry”

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Akhtar Mohammad Kalim

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my new battery to my blackberry will not charge


First, download and install the latest version of BlackBerry Desktop Manager software from: https://www.blackberry.com/Downloads/contactFormPreload.do?code=A8BAA56554F96369AB93E4F3BB068C22&dl=DA5FB46338C8C0DCB1039F7898184FC5

Once installed, connect your BlackBerry to your computer via the USB sync cable. Open Desktop Manager, and click the Application Loader. On the right, you will see Update your device software. Click the Start Button, and if your BlackBerry is not on the latest Handheld Software, an update will appear. Select the update, and run the install. Be sure to select the option that backs up and restores your data. Once started, do not shut down your computer, or disconnect the USB sync cable as this could damage the device.

Once completed, your BlackBerry will restart and you will have the latest version available. This version has been known to correct various issues, like charging issues.

If the issue is still present, then it could be hardware related, and may need to be repaired or replaced. I would then suggest contacting your Provider for Hardware Support.

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