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7290 with keyboard locked, used 9/10 goes,one go left of password

Help! I just want access to my data on the Blackberry 7290 and wouldn't care if I never see another Blackberry after that for as long as I live.

Problem: Keyboard locked. Data not backed up over last 4.5 months. Thought I entered correct password several times without looking properly at what I was doing. I think of the password as numbers (sequence of four numbers, e.g. 1234) but actually it must be the letters on those keys. Used 9/10 goes. Thought that I must have entered the correct password at least once. Afraid to try last time as data will be wiped if incorrect.

(1) COULD I HAVE ACCIDENTALLY USED AN UNKNOWN KEY SEQUENCE OR MACRO OF SOME KIND WHICH RESETS THE PASSWORD? I REALLY WASN'T LOOKING WHAT I WAS DOING UNTIL 6/10 GOES USED UP, BY THAT TIME ASKING ME TO TYPE "blackberry" TO CONTINUE.

(2) IS IT POSSIBLE FOR THE PASSWORD OR SOFTWARE TO BECOME CORRUPTED SO THAT THE PHONE CANNOT BE UNLOCKED?

(3) CAN THE PASSWORD BE "READ" OR FORCED BY SOME MACHINE SO THAT MY BLACKBERRY KEYBOARD CAN BE UNLOCKED?

(4) CAN THE MANUFACTURER, RIM, HELP IN ANY WAY?

(5) IT'S MY FAULT, I DON'T HAVE A CURRENT BACKUP TO RESTORE TO THE HANDSET. BUT I DON'T WANT TO LOSE MY DATA WHICH CONTAINS VERY IMPORTANT TEXTS AND CONTACT NUMBERS. WHAT CAN I DO?

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    modusking Dec 26, 2011

    I overcame this problem when I just sat down and took my best approach at the password on the handset. It was do or die. In my mind I had tried every option already. I was typing letters rather than numerals. I just recalled the sequence from the number pad, so I always remembered the password as a number sequence. If I hadn't tried, the BB would remain locked up forever with all my data on it. It was an amazing feeling as my Blackberry unlocked. I did a back up immediately. Despite reservations I upgraded more recently to a 9300 3G curve model. I back this up more frequently, but still not as often as I should. Probably the best thing is to write the password down somewhere. Actually the 7290 was much more comfortable to hold and to use.

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The easiest error is having the number, alt or caps lock on.

To check if this is the case, you will have an icon in the upper right hand of the screen.

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