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Hi, i got my daughter a 2nd hand blackberry. Unfortunately the previous owner did not "clean" it - as in wipe photos, contacts etc. My daughter also wants her own email and PIN to use. Can I reset the BB to factory settings which will then enable a new email to be set up and a new PIN?

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Go to options, security options, general settings, then press the menu key (the button with the 7 dots on it) then select the wipe handheld option.

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