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Blackberry Pearl turns on and off

My month old Blackberry Pearl just started to turn on and off with a white screen and the loading symbol in the middle. Also the red light turns on for a few seconds, then turns off. It was just sitting on my desk all day!

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  • ellyantoniou Dec 21, 2008

    Yes! my balckberry turns off sometimes 10 times a day randomly - it's beginning to really get on my nerves!

  • britanymw Jan 17, 2009

    my blackberry turns off and on with a white screen that has an hour glass in the middle of the screen and the red light at the top turns off and on as well. How do i fix this?!

  • Anonymous Jan 30, 2009

    Mine too. sometimes it will cycle on and off for an hour... it gets through the verifying security screen, then turns right off with the red led light on for a few seconds, then starts back up... and then keeps repeating the on off cycle.

  • Anonymous Feb 16, 2009

    same here, i just got it two weeks ago and today it started turning on and off by itself and has not stopped doing it. it's getting really annoying, what am i supposed to do with it??

  • freaknawsum2 Feb 18, 2009

    i have the same problem. someone should really healp ]]]]=

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  • exxfry Apr 17, 2009

    Same thing with the BB Curve 8800. Can anyone give us advice on how to fix this?



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My problem apparently was with the new OS and the memory card (micros SD). Make sure you download the latest OS for your phone. Then you have to format the card. Copy the info from your memory card onto your computer, then delete that info from your memory card. This should fix the on/off cycling of the phone.

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