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Can't scroll to wireless funtion icon and switch to "on"

Phone says "radio" is off, & I am unable to scroll to the wireless function icon and switch to on. What do I do, so I can use email/phone/browser again?

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Try removing the battery from the Blackberry and replacing after a couple of minutes.
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