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Broken Backlight on a Blackberry

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

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Before starting make sure that BlackBerry Desktop Software is installed on the computer.

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