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No battery symbol

This only happens sometimes:  this phone works pretty well, then sometimes when I plug it into its charger then jiggle it, or when I take the battery out, or sometimes just 'randomly,' the phone rejects its battery:  battery goes in, one long red blink, then white screen with a battery with a red line through it.  My solution so far has been to take out and put in the battery a thousand times or until an hourglass shows up, or to bang it against something, but the suspense of when this is going to happen is just killing me, so I wanted to know if someone else had the same problem, and a better solution!

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  • Anonymous Oct 29, 2008

    This only happens sometimes: this phone works pretty well, then sometimes when I plug it into its charger then jiggle it, or when I take the battery out, or sometimes just 'randomly,' the phone rejects its battery: battery goes in, one long red blink, then white screen with a battery with a red line through it. My solution so far has been to take out and put in the battery a thousand times or until an hourglass shows up, or to bang it against something, but the suspense of when this is going to happen is just killing me, so I wanted to know if someone else had the same problem, and a better solution!

  • Anonymous Apr 26, 2009

    my phone has fine and now it has that dead battery symbol and wont turn on. I dont really want to throw it against a wall. but I may do it out of desperation.

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Been searching for ages for a clever solution ... wow, banging on the desk worked, thanks v much! Trouble is, I banged my phone with the battery inserted, and although it now works, I've lost my photos. Think I should've banged the battery alone?

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I had the same problem. Tried batteries that worked in other phones but they didn't work either.

I reinstalled the firmware and that worked. Heres the steps I took

1. Downloaded device software from t-mobile. Your provider should have this, probably on the blackberry site also.
2. Connect blackberry to PC through USB.
3. Ran install program

Everything came up. All data still intact.

Posted on Oct 06, 2008

Not even kidding, i threw my phone against the wall, at the request of hitting it very hard. the battery flew out of the phone, and now it works just fine. i tried everything, replacing the battery, plugging it into my computer to synch. nothing. the wall isn't even dented.

Posted on Oct 05, 2008

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I have the same problem, hence me searching online and finding this forum. W. T. F. is wrong with the phone. I will try the battery thing a thousand times. I hope it works. Thanks

Posted on Aug 05, 2008

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SOURCE: bb pearl No battery symbol

Yes, yes & yes!! It's driving me absolutely insane. This has been a problem so many times previously. Was doing it to me last night... phone complete died during the night & today I cannot get it to charge @ all today. I'm seriously contemplating chucking from my bedroom window, into my friends hot tub which is four doors down!! So frustrating... so right about the suspense comment!! I have no suggestions, but feel your pain!!! :(

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