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.
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.
on Jun 06, 2011 | Cell Phones