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Blackberry pearl 8100 blank screen & green blinking light

Help,My screen is blank,nothing works, I get calls but cannot answer. The light just blinks green. Anyone know what to do?

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  • tray-dub Sep 28, 2008

    I have the same problem except my screen will come on and I can answer a call with my bluetooth

  • malissia Oct 06, 2008

    Tks,but didn't work.I put a new screen in but still don't work.

  • Anonymous Oct 20, 2008

    i have the exact same problem...my phone got left outside one night and the screen blank and sometimes theres a green blinking light. It beeps for texts msgs and stuff still but i obviously can't see them. Ive tried taking battery and sim card out but still doesnt work. anyone know a solution?

  • AngelNOLA Oct 23, 2008

    I have the same black screen problem. I was using my phone fine earlier today, and while checking a text it went black and hasn't lit back up. I can answer calls fine, it rings and all that. I tried taking the battery out and turning it off and on b/c that has worked for me in the past when the screen went black. I have to admit I'm not happy with the blackberry pearl at all. I much rather my larger blackberry of the past. I may just make the switch to an phone if this can't be solved easily. The phone is only 3 months old and shouldn't be giving me problems like this. Can anyone help???

  • ThatGuyChris Jan 14, 2009

    Ok I have this issue as well. When I power on the phone...the screen works fine. The background shows up on my phone and it is verifying security software. As soon as that happens, it fades out and wont light back up.


    J Kitch
    - Can not do a hard reset if I cannot see the screen. GrinningFool
    -Shouldnt need to do that if the screen shows up fine for those few seconds every time i have reset the phone.

    Help anyone?

  • t_walling Jan 14, 2009

    I haven't even had my phone for a year and last week it started acting up when I went to my text messages. Now I can't even see my screen. I can talk on it with no problems but the screen goes from green to white and black and flashes on and off. It's crazy looking. I have never done anything to it and it sure hasn't been wet so I don't know whats wrong with it. If anybody finds a solution Please let me know. Thanks

  • OMAR MOE Feb 12, 2009

    the light on my screen dosent come , 8100 blackberry , but the screen works normal . i chang the screen but still the same problem .

  • Anonymous Feb 12, 2009

    I had the same problem with the black screen. Initially they told me that I should send it in and they would replace it. Then a month later I got my old phone back and they said there was water damage and the warranty was void. What can I do?

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Try performing a hard reset: remove the battery from the device while it is still powered on, leave it out for 30 seconds, then reinsert.

Posted on Oct 05, 2008

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    J Kitch Oct 06, 2008

    You may need to wipe the operating system and applications from the device, then reinstall the operating system. This will sometimes fix issues. I have posted the links below on how to do that. If these don't work then it is probably a hardware issue causing the problem:

    Wiping the Operating System:http://blackberryfaq.com/index.php/How_d...

    Reinstalling the operating system:http://crackberry.com/blackberry-101-how...


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Guest, your phone probably got wet when outside and the screen has stopped working.

You can replace it by following the instrucitons here:

Replace LCD Screen on Blackberry Pearl

Posted on Oct 21, 2008

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