Question about RIM BlackBerry Pearl 8100
My blackberry pearl lost charge while still under warranty and i was sent a new one today. i put my sim card in and the new battery. a red light on the front flashes. i put it onto charge for a few hours, but now can't turn it on. it is brand new. is there a special way to turn it on the very first time.
PS.... i don't know what a RIM blackberry pearl is. mine is a vodafone blackberry pearl 8100
I hate this phone.
Posted on Sep 12, 2009
If you have a memory ship in the phone and it wont turn in and is blinking red take out the memory card and start it
Posted on Jun 02, 2008
Mine (pearl 8100) wouldn't turn on after a battery pull... red light just blinked.. computer would intermittently recognize that it was connected (only when red light had blinked on)... this how I solved...
1. While BBerry connected to computer remove battery then SimCard.
2. Replace the battery then restart the device and wait until the device screen is displayed. (may say to replace SimCard on display screen)
3. Disconnect the device from your computer. (...after closing Desktop Manager if it is open)
4. Power down the device by holding the power button.
5. Remove the battery and replace the SimCard and the battery... then power up your device again.
Not sure why but the key seemed to be removing the SimCard, powering it up connected via the computer then powering down properly, replacing the SimCard then powering up again..
Worked for me anyway... Hope it helps!
Posted on Apr 26, 2009
The sim card may not be put in correctly, or it may need to be slid back or fourth a little bit. I had this same problem, but continued playing with my phone until I figured it out, now of course with a blackberry it took awhile to come back on, but no more irritating red light and black screen. Voila!
Posted on Aug 28, 2008
I had the same problem with my blackberry,i got up this morning and tried to turn it on and it wouldnt do anything so i started to charge it and i got a red light and after a minute a battery symbol came on screen with a red slash across it.so i tried to take battery out but didnt work and so i tried the recharge thing again and got the same thing so i just left it plugged in for about 10 minutes and i went to check to see what was happening and my phone was on and it had a dead battery.so if you have a similar problem just leave it plugged in for a while and see what happens it cant hurt,
Posted on Nov 09, 2009
The same tyhing hhas happened to me :S but iv been looking in to it and it seemes that the problem is that alll of our batteries have died D= i dont kno how but thats what they say the problem is :S
Posted on May 11, 2008
I have had the exact same problem. I opened up back-cover, and removed the battery. I noticed that one of the 'springs'-persay weren't up-to-par with the others! I pried it up to par, and put the battery back in. Turned the phone back on, and it restarted with a 100% full-battery. Hope this helps?
Posted on May 25, 2009
I just tried to update my blackberry but got scared of loosing all my data so i clicked cancel but it continues so i unplugges it out of the usb port and now it wont turn on! the red light flashes i tried recharging my battery and tried putting it back on the usb SOMEONE PLEASE HELP. i think i broke my phone!
Posted on Apr 09, 2010
Hello Everyone. I own a blackberry 8800, andi had the same reoblem with the RED flashing LED and the black screen. I tried the stunt with removing the SIM car, but no luck. Anyway, what i did, was replace the SIM into the slot, and I left out the battery for approximately 5 minues. I then rplaced the battery, and the phone worked. It is probablt a case where the operating system needed to reset, and it needed the batter out for a bit to completly do so.
Hope this helped.
Posted on May 10, 2009
I went to the blackberry site to figure it out. What you want to do is plug your phone into the USB cord and then to the computer. Go to the applications on the desktop manager and then update the software. It worked great for me :) Good luck!
Posted on Dec 01, 2009
My 8320 is crazy!! I used 4 new batteries fully charged and it after turning on it says "battery drained shutting down handheld"on all of them??!!!!lBattery indicator is red!!!tried new os install no luck tried jst bout everything and it always says battery drained like wtf???plz someone help?????
Posted on Mar 11, 2010
Solution #1 is pretty good!
Posted on Apr 16, 2008
Take the battery out and wait for 15min. then try again. If problem persists, try a firmware restore, a guide on how to do that is here: Blackberry Firmare restore. If that fails it looks like you need a new logic board which in theory you can replace yourself. Here's a guide on how to disassemble a blackberry. Maybe a tech savy friend can do it for you. If you want to have somebody else do it for you there are third party Blackberry Repair Services.
Posted on Jul 19, 2010
I had the hour glass and then a blank screen. My computer did recognize the Pearl so I downgraded the software to an older version and the screen worked. Then I updated the software and the phone appears to work OK now.
Posted on May 23, 2010
Hey people... my blackberry 8120 hanged with the hour glass on the display screen.... i pulled the battery and replaced it.... now it doesnt want to turn on.... when i tried charging it, a green light goes on but when i try and turn it on, the green light goes off.... what can i do???? thx
Posted on Dec 02, 2009
My Blackberry Pearl had a stale white screen and I was pretty sure it crashed. I took the battery out and put it back in right away a few times but kept getting a stale red light. I was about to throw it against the wall but I came on here and I took the battery out for a few minutes and put it back in. So if you have a problem, try that first.
Posted on Jun 07, 2010
I jus deleted a sofware in my black berry,so rite away i get a msg would u like to restart so that the uninstall can take place,i did exactly wat it said and suddenly screen goes and i get a red light and m still waitin for the darn thing to restart,tried removing batteries,sim,memory card etc..still the same ol red light,who made this phone
Posted on Dec 23, 2009
I had the same problem.... I took the battery out for a few minutes & when I put it back in charged it for a minute & tried to turn it on & it hey presto!!!!
Posted on Jun 06, 2008
I got my phone and it holds so much memory that it makes the phone slower so u haveto turn it off take out the battery, put it back in and restart it and also try deleting pictures, msgs and stuff it takes up alot of memory
Posted on May 14, 2008
Check your USB connection to see if all the pins are there. Mine turned out to be missing a pin - luckily, still under warranty, I am awaiting a replacement unit.
Posted on Sep 10, 2008
I have the same problem. Why??
Posted on Apr 07, 2008
SOURCE: blackberry pearl won't turn on
There are no special ways of turning on the Blackberry.
Simply power on - it is fully charged - if this doesn't work, remove the battery for a couple of seconds and re-try power on.
Posted on Jun 01, 2009
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