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When i turn on my blackberry curve, a little hourglass appears, continues to spin for about 20 seconds, then the screen shuts itself off, and does the same thing over and over. this problem just randomly happened when i had it on the charger one day. it wont do anything other than what i just described. please help

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Have you tried taking the battery out and turning it around? It kind of resets it.

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BlackBerry Curve 8520 signal swing


#1 Your BlackBerry does not have sufficient Power
Check the battery charge level as shown by the battery icon on the top left of the home screen. No Power - Battery Charge Indicator does not show a charge or is very weak. The battery icon may be red. Charge the battery.
#2 You are Out of Network coverage area
Check the Signal Strength Indicator on the home screen. (1 to 5 bars, as shown below, indicating signal strength). If there is no signal, you may be out of range of the network.
If you are sure you are in range of the network, but show no signal strength, press Alt-Right Shift-Del at the same time. This will cause the BlackBerry to reacquire a network connection.
The process for this procedure is:
  • Press Alt-Right Shift-Del (The Del key is also the Backspace key.)
  • The screen will go blank, and an hourglass will appear. Wait for the hourglass to go away.
  • The startup screen will appear. Wait for it to go away.
  • A screen that says Verifying Security Software will appear. Wait for it to go away.
  • Check the Radio Tower icon.
If you are in Coverage Area of your Service Provider, You will get the network.
#3 Your Data plan is switched Off.

Feb 22, 2011 | RIM BlackBerry Curve 8520 Smartphone

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Blackberry 8520 app error 523 appears wen i turn on phone.


Hi, app Error 523 is a software hiccup usually caused by a 3rd-party application that is not compatible with the BlackBerry device OS.

Follow the below steps to get rid of this error message:
1. Take the battery out and put it back in after 30 seconds or so
2. While the device is rebooting (or while the hourglass is still spinning), plug it into the PC
3. Then open the application loader and remove the 3rd-party application that's causing the issue
4. Worst-case is when you need to wipe the device using JL_Cmder.

Jan 13, 2011 | RIM BlackBerry Curve 8520 Smartphone

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The screen whites out n only way to get it back is take battery out n let it start back up


Hi there

Whenever your screen goes white again just hit the ALT+RIGHT SHIFT+DEL your blackberry will reset itself. It will go black for about 2 to 4 seconds then you will see the famous blackberry hourglass. Be patient and in about 2 to 5 minutes your blackberry will reset.

Try freeing up some space on your blackberry by deleting some unecessary files and do not run too many applications at once.

Oct 11, 2010 | RIM BlackBerry Curve 8310 Smartphone

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Hello, I was updating my blackberry curve 8310 on my computer/online, but had to disconnect before it was complete. Since then, it wont turn on...there is an hourglass rotating on a white screen which...


Hi. Sorry to hear about that but software restore will not work since the phone can no longer communicate with your computer. You need to flash your unit using special tools and cable that costs a lot if you want to do it yourself. Most service center can flash a dead phone and it is advisable that you bring your cellphone to a service center.

Aug 19, 2010 | RIM BlackBerry Curve 8310 Smartphone

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Hi , i bought a curve 8520 3 weeks ago and it has been brill ,however last night the screen went white wiv the hourglass..i hav took the battery out for several hrs..and then replaced it...and my phone...


Hi,
The BlackBerry has the feature on auto-start. When you insert the Battery, the device will automatically boot-up. It'll be showing an hour glass while loading the settings. But if it is longing for more than 10 minutes, there might be some error in the OS. It's better to contact a near-by authorised Service Center.

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Aug 05, 2010 | RIM BlackBerry Curve 8520 Smartphone

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When I turn on the phone, the hourglass just spins


Take off the battery from the back and turn it back on.

Oct 19, 2009 | AT&T BlackBerry Curve 8310 Cell Phone -...

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Blackberry Curve won't turn on, red light with lit screen




just follow these steps to fix it


You need to reflash the OS on the phone you should take the battery out first then connect it via the usb cable to the laptop/pc you are using then open the blackberry desktop manager,click on the apploader, then install the OS.

pls not that when u click on the apploader the pin should be PIN:UNKNOWN you make need to do this like 4x before the pc sees the pin:unknown but it will work once it see the pin:unknown you can re-insert the battery and continue with reflashing the phone

Sep 09, 2009 | AT&T Blackberry Curve 8300 Smartphone

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Curve with white screen with hourglass and red light on


If the flipping hourglass stays for longer than 2 min our Blackberry may just need a firmware restore. Here's a guide on how to restore the blackberry firmware, the website is at : Restore Blackberry to factory settings.Download the Blackberry Desktop manager and run the application loader. Make sure you check to delete old applications in advanced tab. Carefully all you datat will be wiped.

Aug 20, 2009 | RIM BlackBerry Curve 8310 Smartphone

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Blackberry curve won't turn on...


Wipe it to start over. Sometimes when you change or add something like a THEME or a download it HOSES the BB completely. So delete what was on there and don't download a theme or any other wacky add-on.

To Sanitize or Clear out all the information in a Blackberry Device
Scroll to select the OPTIONS icon and press [Trackwheel] to select.
Scroll to select SECURITY and press [Trackwheel] to select.
On some units you may have to select GENERAL SETTINGS before getting the next menu.
Press [Trackwheel] again to access the Menu screen for the security.
Scroll to select the WIPE HANDHELD and press [Trackwheel] to select.
Scroll UP to select CONTINUE and press [Trackwheel] to select.
Type blackberry on keyboard to confirm the action press <-| key.
System responds with ERASING INFORMATION.

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Hourglass comes on 5-6 times a day and screen goes black


You probably need to update your software to the latest version. You can download it from your service provider or from RIM: www.blackberry.com

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