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No power no lights

Only have red 3-2 blinking when plugged in. otherwise nothing.tried the battery removal no good. cant tell if battery is even charged

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  • cpettell Jun 20, 2009

    I'm sorry but how do I download anything when it won't turn on.
    Do you mean down load it to the computer?
    I'm a moron. Could you please explain it to me like I'm slow?


  • cpettell Jun 20, 2009

    8100 pearl blinks red light 3-2. No power to phone. Only blinks when on charger. I asked another expert but couldn't understand what I needed to do.

  • cpettell Jun 20, 2009

    Great.. Send me the phone adapter.



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Try to plug the phone to a cigarette lighter. if it works then replace the battery.

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You need to download Desktop Manager and install it first, use 4.6 without Media Manager:
4.5 will work fine, 4.7 would require additional steps, and that version is unnecessary for a 4.5 OS.
You can download Media Manager, but most people don't use it. Once you've got your Mass Media Mode enabled, your SD card is just like an external drive. Anything you want to do, you can through My Computer.

Then, only put the SIM in your berry. If it's jabberwocky with just the SIM, you should be able to do a back up with out. When you connect your berry to the PC, with DM open, it will prompt you to make a back up. Simply follow the prompts, and it should go smoothly. Then you can follow this guide to hopefully return your Pearl to it's upright position:
Upgrade Guide for the 8100, step by step from A to Z

Use this OS, instead of the one in the guide:
Newest 8110 OS (Mulit-language)

And ignore the stuff about ColorPearl/BlingBall as you have a 8110, and don't have our fancy-shmancy lights.

If your SIM is the problem, you'll need to get a replacement. If it's not the problem, then you've more than likely got some corrupt files on your media card. If you can successfully download the files off it, you'll probably see some with ".rem" after the normal extention. Delete them, and the others can be safely put back on.

Posted on Jun 19, 2009

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    Marvin Jun 19, 2009

    this blink code is a problem with SIM card or program/operating system failure.

  • Marvin
    Marvin Jun 20, 2009

    yes to the PC, not the phone, thought that was obvious, but most likely the SIM card has failed.



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