Question about RIM BlackBerry Pearl 8100

2 Answers

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?

Posted by on

  • 6 more comments 
  • 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 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?


2 Answers

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.


    An expert who has posted more than 50 answers, of which 90% or more were rated as helpful.

  • Expert
  • 84 Answers

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

  • J Kitch
    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:

    Reinstalling the operating system:


  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 625 Answers

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

1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Phone goes blank

sir is it blinks with white screen only or blinks with white screen then shut down?
-if the phone can receive/send text and mms messages while the incoming and outgoing calls become shut down,i think you need to replace the battery because it is weak.use only original battery.
-and if it is blink with white screen only try to reset all settings or reformat your phone,if not work hardware problem go to repair shop.

Dec 26, 2009 | Cell Phones

1 Answer

HP L1706- screen is blank when I switch on

First if you have a extra monitor try to plug it in and see if it works. If not then check your video card. or get into the computer and try and remove and reseat the memory. Sometimes by just doing that can solve the problems

Feb 06, 2009 | HP L1706 17" LCD Monitor

1 Answer

Sony KDF-46E2000 - Screen Goes Blank

The lamp can cause the picture to cycle without spitting out a lamp error. I'd replace the lamp and clean out the dust/dirt from fans, etc to hopefully resolve your issues.

Dec 06, 2008 | Televison & Video

1 Answer

Sidekick Display Issues!

The trackball will blink green when the sidekick is in sleep mode, to let you know that it is still on just saving battery. I personally think it gets pretty annoying after awhile.. Also if it blinks blue while in sleep mode it means you have a new text, email, alert, etc. The only time the trackball doesnt blink green is when you are using it. Hope this helped!

Nov 09, 2008 | T-Mobile Sidekick® 3 Cellular Phone

1 Answer

Constant green blinking light Mitsubishi tv WS-65513

Unplugged my Sony for 36 hours from wall and it solved the problem

Oct 20, 2008 | Mitsubishi WS-65869 65" Rear Projection...

1 Answer

Blinking Green Light on Mitsubishi DLP 52525

The 52525 is definitely going to either:

1. have the caps on the FMT/DM board replaced (not something I'd recommend you do yourself)

2. have the electrical chassis rebuilt (as sometimes, you can replace the caps and still have the problem).

wait time: 4-8 weeks
cost to rebuild: $400-$500
cost for labor: $200-$400

Oct 13, 2008 | Mitsubishi WD-52627 52" Television

1 Answer

Viewsonic vp930b-3

MY VP930b has the same problem.
It takes a very long time (5-10 minutes) before it becomes normal.

Aug 04, 2008 | ViewSonic VP920b 19" LCD Monitor

1 Answer

Constant green blinking light Mitsubishi tv WS-65513

Please study the procedure at the following address..... .....

use 1000mf 25v or 35v 105 degree capacitors to replace
original four 1000mf 16v..............if new ones are a little
too high,just lay them over on board........

Look it over..........let me know......................T.

Jan 07, 2008 | Mitsubishi WS-65513 65" Rear Projection...

1 Answer

Screen goes blank when I plug camera into computer

I have to say Mac's I know nothing about. But the simple way would be to purchase a universal USB card reader- and use that.

Jul 04, 2007 | Canon PowerShot A520 Digital Camera

Not finding what you are looking for?
RIM BlackBerry  Pearl  8100 Logo

3,460 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top RIM Computers & Internet Experts

Andrew Wright

Level 2 Expert

117 Answers


Level 2 Expert

173 Answers


Level 3 Expert

291 Answers

Are you a RIM Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides