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My blackberry pearl 8100 wont turn on

I took out the battery today to show someone (the battery) and I put it back in and all i get is a flashing red light. I charged it all day, and nothing happens. just wanna cry

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  • Anonymous Mar 10, 2008

    im having the same problem....

  • heidiann Mar 13, 2008

    my blackberry will not keep it;s charge it says the battery if full then it goes dead by 4hrs, then it takes a day to charge , i changed batteries and still it does the say thing..... it is a lemon my cellular company here in T&T will not accept it is bad, after the 4 day of it my roller ball would not work....... i am never buying another blackberry agian. as their support sucks .

  • moverbee Mar 13, 2008

    black screen and red led

  • resmith Mar 19, 2008

    Battery ran out of power, now the phone will not power up.

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2008

    I have just got a blackberry pearl 8100,where is the 'on' button for this phone?

  • suzie4674 Mar 30, 2008

    I just got my blackberry pearl 8100 and it ran out of battery today and won't recharge or turn back on

  • b5n7 Apr 04, 2008

    when i charged it today it just started flashing every 3-4 seconds and the red light flashes red i just got a brand new battery for it

  • Anonymous Apr 07, 2008

    i have the same problem, what to do?

  • Anonymous Apr 11, 2008

    The red light is flashing, screen turns on and off. Don't know what to do!!!

    I already took out the battery for hours! Removed the sim card and even recharged all night. Phone wont even turn on or off.

  • kellster66 Apr 12, 2008

    i charged my blackberry pearl 8100 on my computer then i disconnected it and it stopped working but the red light keeps flashing

  • Anonymous Apr 12, 2008

    I had the same problem ocur today. My battery was running almost on empty and then it turned off and all I have is the red led light flashing.

  • SLopez1120 Apr 16, 2008

    I've charged my blackberry pearl 8100 all day and it will not turn on. I'm thinking that it is the most obvious thing, it will not turn on because it needs a SIM card to do so, duh! The red LED light flashes 3 times pauses for a second then flashes two more times. Am I correct, do I need a SIM card?

  • vrcooper May 19, 2008

    I have the same problem with the light flashing 3x, then 2x. I have taken the battery and SIM card out, but to no avail. Someone please help, I'm giong crazy

  • Cellfone May 28, 2008

    I've charged my BlackBerr for two days straight after it died. After it died, it flashed a red light and when I clicked the power button, only the hourglass would appear. After charging it and not turning on, I removed the battery and SIM card, but nothing happened... HELP!

  • Anonymous Jun 02, 2008

    took out battery and sim card

  • Anonymous Jun 09, 2008

    I am getting 4 blinking red lights and no screen picture. Has anyone figured this out yet? Please help?

  • HiLowe Jun 09, 2008

    Removed battery while in power up. Now unit won't power up. LED blinks red and that is it. Duty cycle changes when connected to PC

  • eva16 Jun 12, 2008

    my blackberry wont turn on but there are only 4 red flashing lights
    i dont know what happened


  • arobs Jun 12, 2008

    This is a hard one,
    before i went to bed i charged my BB, i never let the bat run down so i charged it when it was half full.
    when i woke up and went to get my phone it was black, and the light wasnt flashing. no matter how meny times i pull the bat no matter how long i charge it i cant get anything out of it
    please help!



  • Anonymous Jun 16, 2008

    the same thing happened with my blackberry pearl. one second it was working perfectly and the next no matter how long i click the on/off button it wont light up. i even tried using a new battery but it still wouldnt work. I called the company and they are sending me a new phone free... but i still lost all the pictures.

  • srfchk93555 Jul 24, 2008

    my battery was way low so i plugged i in to charge next thing i know my screen turned black and all i get is a reddish-orangish colored LED light that just keeps flashing i took the battery out and put it back in even took out my sim card and put it back in held down the off button tried turning it back on i even tried pushing all the buttons...NOTHING!!!!! For The Love Of God Someone Help Me.............Whats wrong with my phone?

  • Sweet77red Aug 11, 2008

    RIM BlackBerry Pearl 8100 black screen with 2 2 flashing red light and i still cant get it to work. been almost 4 days

  • sfranco_88 Aug 13, 2008

    same thing happends there is a blinking red light and then the screen shows a little timer and then it goes black again. I took it to the t-mobile store to check thr battery but that wasnt it either. I tried to press the on/off button but that didnt work either

  • sammy14 Oct 08, 2008

    Same problem but i trie taking the battery out and pushed the red buttnt hen put it back in and pushed the green one then all i get is a BLANK white screen and nothibng works except the stupid white screen

  • akieem Oct 08, 2008

    when i try turn on the blackberry the LED light blinks red

  • kpkeating1 Oct 08, 2008

    white screen with an icon of a screen in the middle of a circle crossed out

  • Anonymous Oct 09, 2008

    i accidently fell down my stairs and the blckberry went a flying.. dropped pretty hard and now all im gettin is a red flashing light!! but no screen!!

  • Anonymous Oct 09, 2008

    My phone for no reason shut off and when i tried to turn it back on it went to a white screen with the hour glass, i attempted to take the battery out and do a hard reset nothing happened. I tried the red button green button thing, also no help. I havnt tried charging my phone but i just charged it less than 20 min. ago to full battery. I havnt dropped it and there is no water damage!! This is ****... I've never owned a phone from T-mobile that i havnt had to get replaced, i been with them for 5 years now.

  • Anonymous Nov 16, 2008

    I tried to update my OS 4.2 to 4.5 and apparantly it isnt meant for 8100 so it messed up my phone so it wont even get recognized on the computer..

  • Anonymous Dec 04, 2008

    DEAD DEAD DEAD and won't charge.

  • hoytsta Dec 10, 2008

    I cannot find anywhere on the web where it tell you what the blinking led means. It must have some significance. My phone will turn on sometimes but it turns off on its own

  • boogie_knigh Dec 11, 2008

    ok, I have the same problem with my Black Berry. It wont turn on but flashes the red light, but theres a difference. After a while with the red flashing light It does a loud beep and then the flash turns to green. Another thing I tried the method of plugging and unplugging the phone to the charger and the screen seemed to light up a bit but then as the blinking light continued the light went away and the srceen went back to being black..its pissing me off

  • laurij99353 Dec 12, 2008

    my screen goes black and the lights go off - indicator says battery fully charged - music will play off my media card (even when screen is black) and it will flash on once in awhile when its playing - but when it's on and someone calls - i can't answer and it's like the buttons don't work at all - any ideas?

  • TheBradman69 Dec 12, 2008

    ive taken the battery out and put it back in and at first everything was fine. but now my phone randomly turns itself off and back on having to reload and when i get to the home screen of the phone and i press a button it turns itself off and keeps doing this now. I cannot use the phone at all now

  • nena chikita Dec 16, 2008

    The same problem happened to me i was using it the nite b4 and then i accidently droped it had happenede beffore so i didnt worry but the next morning it wouldnt turn on and i am still strugling to fix it

  • mkebanda Dec 28, 2008

    Phone wont turn on the red light will come on for 2 maybe 3 seconds and the screen will come on for a sec.i didnt drop it no water damge.??plz help

  • aytza Dec 31, 2008

    I just received a blackberry pearl 8100 white. I was excited to have received a blackberry as I had wanted one for a while now. However, when I went to turn it on nothing happened. I tried re-inserting and charging the battery but nothing happened. I even purchased a new battery from eBay for a few dollars thinking that this would solve the problem. Nothing happened. I have tried numerous times and nothing works. Taking out the battery and sim card and trying to re-charge the phone does not do a thing for me. Can someone help? It doesn't seem to be an issue many have faced. It seems like most of you were able to get your phones working. My phone, unfortunately was given to me and I do not know the original source. But had I purchased this from eBay or such, how could this problem be resolved either way? It came in the box with all the accessories, including the USB and software. What should I do now? Anyone that knows about this issue or can help me please get back to me.

  • Anonymous Jan 15, 2009

    my bb 7230 is not coming on but the LED light is flashing

    please what can i do

  • MISSILE558 Jan 20, 2009

    W@hwn i put the battery on the red light stays on for 3 sec then disappear? then on the screen the battery indicator icon is showing but it was cross out? anybody knows what it is?

  • Anonymous Jan 20, 2009

    my blackberry got left inside the truck on a snowing day now it wont even turn on and nothing flashes or anything or nothing it just stays dead so i need help if oyu can help

  • joeyaranda69 Jan 26, 2009

    My did the same thing... The phone itself is turning on but the screen does not power up

  • jessiegurl06 Feb 06, 2009

    Hi, i have a problem with my blackberry pearl. It is a black screen of death. The light indicator is red. I have tried turning it on and will not turn back on. I have removed the battery and all. But still nothing. This happened when i was uploading the new version to my phone and the data made my computer crash and ever since then my phone will not turn on. I talked to t-mobile and they said that i uninstalled the applications but i dont know how its one button. But anyways they said to go and get back on Desktop Manager but the thing is for that to work you have to be able to turn your phone on. And i cant do that. Anyone have any answers that can help me out. Thanks!

  • zack246 Feb 07, 2009

    I dropped my 8130 pearl and now the screen is black. It works and i can call and receive calls but cant see ****.. so anyone know how to fix this problem?

  • Anonymous Feb 09, 2009

    i have tried all of the solutions below.... my phone has the battery with red slash thru it on the scree if plugged in or the battery is in... this has happened to me several times and has worked fine after but now it wont fix... i did drop it in water if that could be related. how do i get it to work... i have taken out the battery put it back in and held the red end call button while plugging it in.. . it did not work unlike all the other times.... please help me i think i might just cry!!!!!!!

  • fab_7 Feb 10, 2009

    SOME ONE PLEASE HELP

    my phone turned off and now will not turn on . ive charged it for ages

    and im getting the LED light come on its been yellow now green then sometimes red.

    then sometimes nothing at all

    ive tried turnging it on as well as takin gout the battery can some one please help me!

  • issapur Feb 15, 2009

    i dropped my BB in water and then dried it for few hours by taking out the battery, Sim card and the mem. card. Then i put all of them back and booted the BB. It was working fine till one day when the battery died cas i was not able to charge it. I put the phone on charging and then am trying to boot the phone but its not working. I hv tried the green-red alternate button press to boot it but all in vain. Can somebody please let me know how to boot the phone?

  • samanthasaro Feb 18, 2009

    my phone just randomly says sim card error..so i turn it off and turn in back on and it works (sometimes) other times it says sim card error still or it says insert sim card error

    i dont know how to fixit

    help please

  • Anonymous Feb 24, 2009

    kay i droped mine in the mud and i tryed about all of these and there just nott working

  • brickdadon Feb 24, 2009

    my blackberry pearl 8100 would'nt turn on after my battery died one night. any time i put it on charge it still does'nt respond. the red light, green light or yellow light sometimes flash but the screen stays black. can someone plz help me or let me know if my blackberry has caught aids plz?

  • sunny74688 Feb 26, 2009

    last night i out bb8100 for charging when i got up the next morning its wont turn on black and red light flashing but nothing.....Help

  • angel_girl92 Feb 27, 2009

    I found a Blackberry pearl and the dang thing wont turn on. The only thing that happens is a little red flashing light at the top. I really like the phone to and hope to find out whats wrong with it!!

  • Anonymous Mar 09, 2009

    whaterver the dude said

  • rajuncajungi Mar 09, 2009

    My battery was low last night and I forgot to put it on the charger. This am put it on wall charger and nothing but a flashing red light and the hour glass trying to boot up - without any success.

    I tried some tips from previous posts but no luck yet....:-(

  • Anonymous Mar 09, 2009

    I just received my bb pearl refurb. I plugged it in and it will not turn on. Can anyone help? Am I missing something?

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2009

    my blackberry wont turn on but the red light is blinking

  • CandiiBby Mar 15, 2009

    when i turn on my blackberry pearl all it shows me is a black screen but the light is flashing..do i need to purchase a new phone?????

  • souljaboy411 Mar 16, 2009

    well i have the same problem i bought a bb8100 an everytime since i had it the phone has a red light that just keep blinking and the phone wouldn't turn on........................... whats up with that??

  • Anton007 Apr 04, 2009

    Hi, I have the same problem. I had allready removed the memory card as I suspected there may be a problem with it or at least remove it from the equation?

    The problem just started out the blue, after receiving a text I read the text pressed the back button & the phone shut down, powered back up after some time & as soon I selected any icon on the screen it shut down (software appears to fall over?). Removed battery several times after red led flasshes 3/2. left battery out over night, now when I put the battery back in the led flashes 3/2 boot the software will not load as phone will not turn on? I had intended to reinstall the software LOL.

    But now I can't even do that?

    Any help on this would be much appreciated

    Regards,

    Anton

  • alex_takai Apr 13, 2009

    I have a BB pearl 8100 it wont turn on and when i take out the battery and put it back in a red light just ons for a little bit and thats all.....please help me i love that phone!!!!

  • dolinski Apr 29, 2009

    i was checking my email and then it suddenly turned off and the red light flashes 4 times repeatdly. I've tried taking the battery out and taking the sim card out but nothing. haven't hook it up to a regular charger becasue all i have with me is the usb. What should i do people keep telling me my phone is dead. HELP!!!

  • Anonymous May 02, 2009

    I have the same problem

    I unplugged it from the computer and it just flashed 2


  • Anonymous May 14, 2009

    this phone sucks.

  • mayea May 15, 2009

    my black berry is band new and it won't turn on what should i do?, i even tried charging it and the red light comes on and that's it

  • TreverWalker Nov 21, 2009

    My battery died on my blackberry tour and when I try to charge it I just get a red light for about 5 seconds and it goes away and its still not charging... Any suggestions?

  • Dale Maris Jun 07, 2012

    I just had the same issue, did you get any replies?

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    My own to

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I have an answer for the 3-2 red light blink w/black screen. Remove the battery, hold the end call button and put the battery back in. The red light should stay on for a while now. Push and hold the call button and alternate with the end call button untill the hourglass shows. Allow some time to boot up. I stumbled upon this, so if this doesnt work, try simmilar procedrues. I did get mine to work. Good Luck, dont give up, it flashes that 3-2 code for a reason.

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  • Kenneth Udut Nov 18, 2010

    interesting trick - the call then the end. It actually *did* something. It woke up for a second, talked to my computer for a second, then clicked off. Hopefully it'll be charging now. Fingers crossed.

  • brianlazo Dec 20, 2010

    i try this but then only the keyboard lights come on and nothing :(

  • ps07800 Jul 11, 2011

    Dear rcihdaytona, you are a complete GENIUS!!! Thanks for sharing this valuable trick. It really worked for my pearl!!!.

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    biancabarnes Mar 23, 2013

    thanks for helping me sooooooooooo much i almost cry for my phone

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The first solution works best
hole down the red (power) button so the red LED light stays up,and then hold the green button. When the red LED light dissapears press the red power button (end call button) again, and it will do a hard reset.

Posted on Aug 20, 2008

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Mine wont turn on i just get a flashing red light some one please help me...

Posted on Apr 21, 2008

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Hi No Problem
1)The red blinking light you have a text message waiting
2) The blank screen is a sleep push the button on the very top left 3)Turn it off and it works Please do rate me

Posted on Feb 25, 2009

  • james ainsworth Aug 22, 2013

    hi my blackberry keeps flashin red and wont turn on can u help me please email me at james.369@live.com

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EVERYONE!! CHECK YOUR MEMORY CARD SLOT, IF YOU HAVE ONE, MAKE SURE ITS SECURE! THAT FIXED THE PROBLEM FOR ME :) BLACKBERRY PEARL 8100

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I hope someone from Blackberry sees these posts, and the many similar ones I've found on the web. There's obviously a major defect in Blackberry as far as power management. I've had 3 units in the past 4 months. All have the same symptoms: They work fine for a few weeks, then suddenly the battery won't hold a charge for more the a couple hours. Even replacing the battery doesn't help. If this is user error, I can't for the life of me figure out what I'm doing wrong. Neither can the technical support people. Blackberry for me is a total piece of junk. If it weren't for my corporate policies, I'd be using IPHONE. I certainly will do everying in my power to convince the company to switch to IPHONES.

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:P i got it- leave your charger in...keep pulling batter in and out (it should keep doing no battery sign) evevtualy it will come up with the charging symbol! their ya go

Posted on Jun 26, 2009

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My BB shut off on me randomly and now will not turn back on still..

Posted on Aug 22, 2009

  • limaeight Aug 22, 2009

    i tried everything and it still wont turn on..

  • Ziggy Duncan Nov 30, 2012

    With no light on right? That's how mine is currently

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After dropping my phone in water I let it dry for twelve hours, then I followed the solution above by removing my battery but it didn't work until I again removed my batter but this time also removing my sim card and wiping off the dried water stains. I reinserted both the sim card and the battery and then followed the rest of the advice by holding down the red button and then alternating with the green button. My phone rebooted in a few seconds and all my data is still there!

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Guys u may like my solution or not....i've done alot of experiments with my pearl 8100 and succeded....u just hav to take of ur sim and memory card.....take USB and connect it to ur mac or pc...download desktop manager 4.2 or 4.3.....and also download the 4.5 OS and go to local disk C/program files/commom files/apploader and take off ur battery and connect it and install the os ... it worked for me ...bye

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Solution #14

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My pearl has been acting weird for months. Shuts down for no reason, only reinserting the battery will bring it back; sometimes have to wiggle the battery to get it back up; but this 3-2 red flashing light seems to be a death rattle. I've tried every combination of charger, battery, sim chip, wiggle, and flat out pounding on it; and all I get is the 3-2 flash.

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Okay well today,i call tmobile and they direct me to blackberry tec. support..whom told me to try and buy a new battery! and if this solution doesnt work then smething is obvioulsy wrong with the decice...** HELP AT ALL..the charger cost 60.00,if i replace the charger and this solution doesnt work..Im out of luck..why didnt i just get the free phone that came with the contract!

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This happened to me... I reset my sim card... it cam back online. The battery is really dead so yo must charge with a wall socket no usb cable (no enough power to load driver) Also... - mobile says my sim card is old and I need a new one...

Posted on May 20, 2008

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Same thing hapend to me, i went camping so wasnt able to charge my blackberry curve, so had to let it completelly die. when i did get back and try plug it into the wall charger nothing happend, and then eventually came up with the white screen of death (blank white screen with some sort of timer constantly going). i tried everything on this site that was ment to solve this problem, and eventually found the right one. All you need to do is leave it plugged in without the battery in, and keep taking it out and putting it back in, untill the screen stays black but the small light will flas orange. then leave it for 5 mins and turn it on, should come straight up :)

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MY BLACKBERRY KEEPS ON FLASHING THE LITTLE RED LIGHT I TRIED EVERYTHING BUT AFTER A WHILE WHEN BOOTING UP IT JUST RESTART AND STARTED FLASHING AGAIN

PLEASE HELP ME

Posted on Dec 16, 2009

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My black berry 8100 flashes the red light 3-2 an it cant connect to the usb i pluggedit in an nothing happens

Posted on Sep 10, 2010

The real problem:

BlackBerries have issues with power management, especially if they get fully discharged batteries.

The real solution:

Unplug
Remove battery for at least 10 seconds
Re-Insert battery
Start er up and use your phone!

Posted on Sep 19, 2008

  • gezzelle Dec 07, 2010

    This worked for me. My phone was acting funny...letters weren't working, typing slowly, etc... so I turned off my phone. It didn't turn back on!!! :( started flashing orange...then finally lit up green...no screen however no matter how much I charged or pushed on the power.
    I unplugged the phone.
    I removed the battery.
    Left it out for 10 seconds.

    It's powering up now. ugh. I do not like this phone, but at least it is working!!!

  • pranavb99 Jan 09, 2011

    Worked for me. Thank you!

    (Had the battery out for about 10 minutes after charging it overnight.)

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Yes!! i finally got my blackberry 2 work after a dead battery. here's what i did, first i charged my battery for about an hour with the wall charger, then with the wall charger, i kept on plugging in and plugging out the cable to my phone. i tried it about like 100 times, and finally, it turned on. then leave the cable connected to the phone. in a while u should see your home screen. the LED light should be blinking. den, just leave the cable in until your battery is fully charged. that's it!

Posted on Jul 20, 2008

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There are a few sources of this error: your battery could be broken. Use a multimeter to find out the voltage. If it is 3.7V or higher, then the battery is fine, if the blackberry doesn't turn on with a 3.7V battery, somethings wrong with the device itself. Try a firmware restore (go to: restore the blackberry firmware). If that doesn't work only way to get it up and running again is to open your blackberry to physically replace the logic board. If you want somebody else to doit for you go to Blackberry Repair. If you want to do it yourself, here is a Blackberry Repair Guide that shows how, the part is available on Ebay.

Posted on Jul 19, 2010

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My Pearl's radio shut off during a call. All was well with the battery. It would remain full for 2 - 3 days on a full charge for almost 1 year. I plugged the unit in to charge it . The radio was off because it shut off when the power was too low and I tried to turn it on in connections menu and it wouldnt go back on. I then tried to restart the phone and it wouldnt turn back on. I followed the directions for hard reset and the phone is now back on. The only thing is the battery will not charge at all now. So the radio wont go back on!

Posted on Jun 28, 2009

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My phone had water damage, because my 10-month old son was teething on it. A friend of mine told me to put it in rice and let it sit there so the rice could absorb the moisture. It finally started working after about 3 days of laying in the bown of dry white rice. But then all of a sudden the next day it was completely dead again....lol!

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Ok, I happen to have a blackberry, I bought this off on ebay for $20.00. this item are brand new, this including the software, battery, usb cable, cradle to hold blackberry. it is brand new even thought this model is old. Fine, until 6 months later, it went like dead. I have tried many methods, until I tried many way to get this up and running, Even I had another blackbeery 7290, .I think there isnothing wrong with battery if u guys has a issue on BB being shutting down itself. Last night, I tried to put my BB on my Air Condition duct to see if I can get this to start. It did came on, however when I use my BB around the room temperature. That damn BB of mine went dead. so I took my battery out and put my BB back next to Air Condition duct again, and waited for 10 min, and put battery back again. it went on again. I am going to try fix the issue on how it went off, I think it has something to do with normal room temperature, However , some of you ppl think it has something to do with water / moisture. but . I think I found the solution on why or how the BB shutting down it self. Try to put your BB next to air condition to cool it off and try the battery back on and see it for urself, hope this could find the problem, Althought, I have tried many way to hack this BB to bring it back to life! Many regards . Damian

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I would like to tell you that my bb was in my poket and a few hour when i take into in my hand .. their was gives red signal and the on screen no any thing appeared i just remove the back cover of bb and also remove the battery but after again i put the battery in the bb but it won't working ... kindly give me the best solution

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My phone has been shitty for a while, then i noticed the bbm symbol wldnt go away, i thought okay let me do a hard reset, did one, and now my phone turns on, as the bar starts to load it then cuts out this is for the new bold 9700 i am 100% not impressed! i have insurance, and come under the 1yr warranty but the amount of frustration it has caused me is ridiculous! and i blame blackberry for the broken battery as i have smashed it against a wall through anger!!!! *SIGH*

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I have had the same problem with my blackberry, apart from after i have took all the applications off and reloaded it all on, it turns on for a small amount of time, and then turns off again, not sure if there is a loose connection or not ? but if people have any tips on what i can do please reply :)

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I droped my blackberry for the first time. and the screen went white. So i took my battery out. Now it wont turn out but the led light still works.
when i plug it in its uaully green
and or sometimes red.
Help me.

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I dropped my blackberry 8130 and now the screen will not show anything or the keys will not work. When putting the battery in the red light comes on for a few seconds and then shuts off after that i have no useage of my phone. Please help!

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Blackberry pearl just started tripping yesterday. Was on charger, went to get it, and it the boot seuence was looping (hour class - then red light - hour glass - then red light - would let you do that all day if you let it. anyways, looked everywhere - even here, but the solutions werent helping. Found this link. This procedure gets the blackberry out of the loop cycle long enough to reload software .. sorry, but everything you had on your blackberry will be lost - if you didnt back up data via desktop manager. anways, check it out and let me know if it helped you like it did me.

The sinkdog


http://crackberry.com/blackberry-101-lecture-12-how-reload-operating-system-nuked-blackberry

Posted on Dec 27, 2008

Have any of you guys tried reloading the hand held software to your phone?

Posted on Sep 13, 2008

Same problem happened to me... started as a SIM card error and then when i turn it off to reset it it didnt turn back on.

take this for what it is. i hit the backside of my blackberry 3 times on my knee and tried to turn it on again.... it worked. the old "kick the box" method has worked again!!

Posted on Jun 09, 2008

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    it worked thank you very much, good old fashion common sense

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A few weeks ago, my USB charger at work stopped charging my BB (tried updating my device manager, no help). So I use my wall charger at work and my USB at home (still worked fine). My battery has decent life, and no signs of being old. Yesterday the phone started acting weird, internet wouldn't work, then got a "SIM card rejected" error. then the battery was dead. plugged it in overnight on USB at home. This morning, dead as a doornail. after a lot of panicking and removing/inserting the battery/cards, I plugged it into the wall charger, and it is working again. I may need a new battery or a fix to the power supply, but at least it appears to be charging.

Posted on May 22, 2008

Same here. all i do is take the battery out, and put it back in. and try and turn iit on. if it doesnt work the first time, i try multiple times, and it eventually starts working again/

Posted on May 14, 2008

Same here. all i do is take the battery out, and put it back in. and try and turn iit on. if it doesnt work the first time, i try multiple times, and it eventually starts working again/

Posted on May 14, 2008

It works now!!! not really sure what was wrong, but i had taken the battery out of my black b to put my sim in another phone ( dont ask) and when i was done i put my sim and battery back in my blackberry and it wouldnt turn on at all, not even when plugged into the charger. SO then i finally got frustrated with the black b ...and removed the battery to take out the sim to put it in another phone and put the black berry battery back in it for safekeeping and magically it came on! So once again, i bravely replaced my sim back in my black b and it worked fine....... wierd huh...just my kind of luck

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While the red light is still on, type your pin.

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OK OK OK OK!!!! I believe i have solved the problem but im not sure yet. If you are getting the battery with a line through it when you plug it up and your battery is in it or your light goes on for about 5 seconds and cuts off. Everybody is telling you to drop it but why? I believe its a short because i dropped ine about 100 timesw and nothing! So when you have this problem do this: take your battery out and where the little copper gold prongs are on the phone, tap below that on the black piece that looks to be the prongs are coming out of. if it doesnt work try it again and a little harder. I did it the first time and it turned on like normal. So try this before dropping it. Let me know how it works.

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My blackberry refuses to come on. its been two weeks and i tried EVERYTHING! i tried the removing of the battery several times. i tried holding the call button and end button. i have tried charging it and nothing is working!! i need some real advanced advice!! T the weird thing about my phone is that i am still receiving messages and calls while the phone is off and refusing to show the screen. the light still comes on and it can still charge. the screen came on not too long ago... i dont know whats wrong!!!! HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Well first my BB had medium charge and i was walking down the street and i slipped on some ice an what do you know my phone was off with a red light flashing 4 times then stopping then starting again on this sequence i waited until i got home and tried charge it on the usb as i have no wall charger , the lights stoped flashing an is now stuck on a red light any idea what to do?

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Replaced the blackberry battery and it immediately booted up. No raindance or maniacal pushing of buttons required.

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Take the sim out, take the battery out. put both back, the BB pearl should restart.....

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SOURCE: my blackberry pearl 8100 wont turn on

just hook it up to your computer using the usb and open your desktop manager and it will read your blackberry and it will restore it

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