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BlackBerry 8700g Won't Switch On

I dropped my BlackBerry 8700g. The screen went blank. I switched it off and tried to switch on again, but no luck. I tried a soft reset (Alt+Cap+Del), but again no luck. I removed and re-inserted the battery; the LED lights up RED for a few seconds and then goes off. Still it does not switch on. I tried a hard reset; again still does not switch on. If I do a soft reset, the LED comes on for a few seconds and then goes off. Any assistance would be appreciated.

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    AMAN KIRTI Jan 04, 2008

    hi ihav bb8700g i hav installed a theame from internet after that my phone is not getting on can anyone has an idea to solve this prob.

  • Anonymous Jul 21, 2008

    never dropped my phoe but it went completely dead on me and now it wont charge back up

  • Fudgee Aug 08, 2008

    I downloaded software from the internet and got a message with option to reboot, which Iselected(nothing unusual) then i get the grey screen with "JVN" error 102 and the "reset" option. Selecting reset has the same result. Have tried removing the battery but same screen appears.

    I have never been able to link the device to my laptop although I have installed the software.

    Supplier indicates the phone needs to be sent to RIM in Canada - I am in South Africa, Africa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • kristy_nil Aug 16, 2008

    I have a Blackberry Curve and dropped my phone (not hard and in a plastic case), but now there's a white screen. I tried to shut the phone off with the end button and do a soft resent, but nothing. Help!

  • jaimegomar Sep 05, 2008

    error 102

  • srinivasan23 Sep 11, 2008

    8700g Won't Switch On

  • eritonshehu Oct 02, 2008

    i have the same problem

  • Bola Nov 28, 2008

    I have the same problem - i dropped my phone and screen does not swicth on, although the LED lights up red for a few seconds. The phone is on, cos it rings when a call comes through, any help????

  • Anonymous Dec 06, 2008

    same thing, dropped my 8700g in a parking lot and pieces flew in different directions and I knew exactly what I was in for...the screen goes white when I try and make it work, I put in the battery and I get (random and inconsistent) patterns of flashing lights, some red, some yellow (like the battery low light)

    unbelievably frustrating, I had a similar problem about a month ago where I dropped it and through a random process of plugging it in and taking the battery in and out i was able to fix it. totally pissed at the moment.

  • Anonymous Jan 15, 2009

    BB8700 frooze , then I switched it off and on - blank screen. Then off-and on again (battery out) and then: nothing. Just the red light that switches on when I put the battery back in. Nothing else.



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Please try to conect using active sync. see if it detects anything.

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Usually when these symptoms occur after a drop it indicates the hardware is damaged. You could try to wipe and reload the operating system, but it is more than like damaged and in need of repair. I have seen that happen a lot after the device is dropped.

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Try going to options>advacnced options>applications> select app>edit permissions> set all to allow> reset battery> cehck themes again

Posted on Feb 11, 2008

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It seems like its broke and dropping is not under manufacturers warranty either.

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