Question about RIM BlackBerry Pearl 8100
I am on business in Mexico for another year and the Blackberry that I received from Telcel worked for three months, at which time the backlight stopped working. I was told it was because I allowed moisture to get into the phone, but I have had smart phones ever since the samsung i300, and have never gotten water into any phone, and don't think that I did this time. Whatever, I am using a small maglight to light up the screen when I absolutely need it.
Is there any reasonably inexpensive way of fixing this, or should I just write it off?
Thank you, Preston Hollander
The Backlight Just Doesnt Work
SOURCE: Blackberry 8100, white screen
The same happened to me when I dropped my phone in my briefcase. It actually still had audio, as it rang when calls came in. However, the rest of the phone was useless. You will need to replace the entire unit, unfortunately.
Posted on May 24, 2008
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Posted on Jan 31, 2009
press the reconsile button in the phone and its like soft reset and it will bring back the factory settings if still no go take it to the vendor
Posted on May 26, 2009
SOURCE: Blackberry endless reboot
Try a firmware update on your blackberry. I do not know which country you are in which service provider you are with so please check carefully when going through step 2.
Check below steps for OS upgrade -
Before starting make sure that BlackBerry Desktop Software is installed on the computer.
Make sure that you have installed updated device software installed in your PC. Check this link to get update device software from carrier OS download site.
Users can perform a full or selective backup of the data using the Backup and Restore tool in BlackBerry Desktop Manager by completing the following steps:
To perform a clean install of the BlackBerry Device Software, perform the following steps:
Posted on May 29, 2009
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