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Need to "turn on radio"

I am trying to get my email to work and I guess that my radio has been turned off. The problem is that I can't figure out how to turn the dumb thing back on. HELP!

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  • Anonymous Aug 29, 2008

    Is it a common thing on these BlackBerry Pearls that the radio shut off? I tried everything else to get the dam radio back on. It's not working.

  • Anonymous Jan 30, 2009

    i cant text are receive messages and my radio is turned off and i cant get it back on

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    how would I go about getting the radio on my laptop turned back on


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Menu key is to left of trackball, select with trackball, scroll to manage connections icon, select with trackball, will give you an option to turn on phone.

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Go to Manage Connections. At the top, it will say "Turn All Connections On". Select "Mobile Network" not bluetooth unless you are using it currently. The phone should start working.

Posted on Mar 19, 2009

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SOURCE: Can't "turn radio on"

if the radio has been turned off, there should be an icon saying 'turn wireless on'.

typically it will be towards the bottom of the handheld.

if that doesnt work, try a powercycle. remove the battery and reinstert it. try going into options>mobile network> network selection (change from automatic to manual) and select your network....

Posted on Apr 30, 2008

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This just happened to me and now my wireless radio is back on. Good luck!

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