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Blackberry Pearl All of a sudden my blackberry quit working. When I turn it on all I get is the hour glass turning. I tried removing the battery and it's no differant.

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  • sstteepphh Jun 03, 2008

    I'm having this issue as well. First I lost my call log, email list, and text message list. Then I started getting the hour glass time after time. I can't navigate through the troubleshooting or help menu because it takes way too long with the hour glass just sitting there spinning around and around. Removing the battery did not help, and neither did deleting extra pictures/emails/etc.

  • thoff559 Nov 09, 2008

    well i had been walking around all day and i took my phone out of my pocket to see what time it was... and then thats when i saw the hour glass turning non stop. I tried turning off the phone, taking the battery out and making sure that the sim was in correctly and yes i checked for water damage. i would just like to know how to fix this problem.

  • Anonymous Dec 26, 2008

    **** the hour glass i smashed mine

  • tpaliga Dec 28, 2008

    I'm having the same sort of problem.  I get the restart icon, hour glass spinning, but then after about 15 second the phone shuts off and the same problem starts, over and over again until the battery runs out.



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All of a sudden my blackberry quit working. When I turn it on all I get is the hour glass turning. I tried removing the battery and it's no differant.

I have the exackt same problem, already try to do the aap back up and restore but no sucess. The laptop can't even connect with the equip bc its always resarting and giving to diferent errors (before resarting) app error 200 and app error 534.

Im so sick of trying to fix, up date or other stupid thing, can anyone please help me???

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Okay so guys i found a solution  what you are going to need to to is : Use the user guide CD  install the desktop manager  and update all your apps backup your phone on to your computer  then restore it all back on to your phone  this process could take up to an hour 

Posted on Nov 09, 2008


Mines doing that too! i went to bed put the phone on the table... and when i woke up i kept getting the hour glass.

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Did it get wet? whats the sensor sticker look like?

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