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Blackberry pearl- initialization problem

My balckberry pearl keeps showing 'initialization failed' upon bootup and I cannot call or receive calls- or message anyone. I have pulled out and re- installed the SIM card and battery- is there anything else I can can do? that happens on mine too, it will either say the sim card is not located or it will say initialization failed and i have taken out the battery and sim card then reloaded them exactly the same way, and sometimes it will work for a while then go to SOS and initialization failed, and ive reloaded the sim card & battery many times!

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  • bb flip Feb 16, 2009

    I have the exact same problem I have updated my OS with no rsolution, I even reset the OS but nothing, coul someone help us?

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2009

    exactly the same thing

  • Anonymous Apr 11, 2009

    i had the same problem with error sim card etc... wedged a piece of paper behind the SIM card and now the device works.

    thanks for the tip very helpfull!

  • debbiediana Apr 12, 2009

    I did the paper bit, stuck a thin piece of plastic, cardboard...nothing's working. Also, I have TMobile but the Mobile Network details it says AT&T?


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I had the same problem and find the answer on other forum I used some scotch tape and worked perfect for me, the idea is to make the sim card a litle "fat" to fit the contacts.

Good luck

Posted on Feb 16, 2009

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