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Locked?? Bought a Blackberry 7290 phone off of ebay when I plugged in the charger and the screen came on I noticed a little paddle lock on it closed is there anything I can do to open the little paddle lock?

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You will probably have to have your service provider help you with this ... Best thing to do after you get in is do a hard reset.

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Locked??


You need the password to unlock it. If you bought it on ebay you should contact the seller.

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Forgot password phone locked.


The unit shouldn't have locked-up...just reset itself. It would have wiped the data and settings, rebooted and started out as brand-new.

If it has truly locked-up, try removing the battery and re-inserting it. The unit should then boot up. If it doesn't, I would suggest calling your service provider for assistance.

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Blabkberry wont charge or turn on.


That usually means dirty power. Make sure you are using a good cable to charge the phone, not all micro-usb chargers work...for example some of the motorola chargers. Make sure there isn't a short in the charger cable. See if the same problem occurs when you attach to the computer USB.

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Blackberry locked


Select "unlock" and type in the password. The device will allow you 10 trials and after that it will delete all old data and allow you to set your own password.

In case you do not want the password, go to options > security > password - press space bar to disable

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Blackberry 7290 mobile


The manual for this phone is available here.

Download the PDF and open the file with Foxit or Adobe Acrobat.

Nov 18, 2008 | RIM BlackBerry 7290

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Is it locked to Rogers?


If it is set for one service supplier it should work on that sim - I suspect its locked on another supplier - question the seller on ebay - if he is ingenuine you can always leave bad feedback.

Please rate this assistance - I hope it is useful.

Here is a great forum for blackberry - lots of info:

blackberry forum

Please rate my assistance I hope it is useful.

Mar 19, 2008 | RIM BlackBerry 7290

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Unlock BlackBerry 7290


Unfortunately, the unlock code for a BB 7290 is unique to each phone. The unlock code is based on the IMEI of your BB. After getting an unlock code then the steps to unlock are:
1. go to options

2 scroll to SIM CARD then press jog dial in once to select it

3. Type MEPD (not case sensitive) ( you will not see text appear on screen while typing )

4. Does it say Network active? if so your phone is locked

5. Press and hold the alt key (half moon looking key on the lower left side)

6. as you are holding the alt key type in MEPE (not case sensitive) ( you will not see text appear on screen while typing )

7. type in the unlock code when prompted

8. After entering the code press the jog dial in

9. Your phone is now unlocked!

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Unlock my blackberry 7290


Like you being with T-mobile, I bought a cingular phone off ebay that wasn't unlock. My sims didn't work either. My network just said call Cingular which is now AT&T and they gave me the MEP code to unlock it. Beware, you need to confirm all of your information from your network before they will help you.

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No coverage


The BB is most likely locked or forbidden to work on another network other than the original network it was sold on. You require an unlock code for your specific serial number (or IMEI).

J.

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Locked.


"blackberry" is often the code. However, I believe the user locked it up and has their own code to lock/unlock.

get in touch with the seller... ask them for the code... :)

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