Question about AT&T Blackberry Curve 8300 Smartphone
My blackberry keeps turning off on its own. I have to take the battery out and put it back in to start it back up. It will let me make calls and end my call halfway through a conversation. It shuts off and turns back on. The end call (red button) doesn't seem to want to work anymore so I have to hit the blackberr button to actually end a call that I want to end and select it with the tracball. The camera also doesn't work on it, it says that too many applications are running and to close them down before trying the camera again, I have a memory card in the phone already. I can't get a new one because my warranty ended in December and when I bought the phone I couldn't purchase insurance. I have to wait until October to get a new one. I don't know what to doo and I really really want to get this powering on and off thing figured out. It's driving me nuts. Thanks.
It has told you what to do.
"The camera also doesn't work on it, it says that too many applications are running and to close them down before trying the camera again"
I believe it is telling you that you have used too much of the memory with apps you have installed and/or have running so it fails.
Try uninstalling one or more apps that you do not use frequently and see if that makes a difference.
Phones/tablets/PDAs, etc. need a certain minimum amount of free memory to operate. Older devices have less memory than newer ones and the operating system is subject to constant bloat, as well as users constantly installing apps (and seldom removing unused ones) so the free memory constantly shrinks. When those devices no longer have enough free memory they display symptoms similar to what you describe.
I hope this helps.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The two solutions to this issue are to add a micro SD/SDHC memory card to the device, or to wipe the device (after prefoming a backup in Desktop Manager) to see if that works.
To wipe the device you will go to Options > Security Options > General Settings. Press the menu key, then select wipe handheld.
Posted on Oct 07, 2008
this just happened to me--I took the battery out for 5 minutes, put it back in (the hour glass was spinning for a LONG time) and when the phone turned back on, the camera worked. try this before all the other suggestinos.
Posted on Jul 04, 2009
SOURCE: blackberry curve 8320 camera
Take the battery cover off. Take your finger and press on the lens area (below the flash) you should hear a "snap". Don;t over do it though.
Posted on Jul 28, 2009
First, I reccomend to download and install the latest version of BlackBerry Desktop Manager software from: https://www.blackberry.com/Downloads/contactFormPreload.do?code=A8BAA56554F96369AB93E4F3BB068C22&dl=DA5FB46338C8C0DCB1039F7898184FC5
Once installed, connect your BlackBerry to your computer via the USB sync cable. Open Desktop Manager, and click the Application Loader. On the right, you will see Update your device software. Click the Start Button, and if your BlackBerry is not on the latest Handheld Software, an update will appear. Select the update, and run the install. Be sure to select the option that backs up and restores your data. Once started, do not shut down your computer, or disconnect the USB sync cable as this could damage the device.
Once completed, your BlackBerry will restart and you will have the latest version available. This version has been known to correct various issues.
If the issue is still present, then it could be hardware related, and may need to be repaired or replaced. I would then suggest contacting your Provider for Hardware Support.
Posted on Jan 15, 2010
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