Sorry to say, I encountered this same problem. I checked the prongs, used different power cords, different outlets, usb cord, and different batteries and yet still nothing worked. The only remedy to this situation is replacing the phone.
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Re: blackberry pearl not holding charge
Not likely....try to charge the device with another source. ETC USB or travel charger. if you look at the actual charger port itself, count how many gold brads in the port....if you have any less then 5 then the port itself is defective and it will need to be replaced.
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Try a different charger (like your car charger instead of your home charger) - make sure while it's plugged in - the display shows that the charger is charging it, blinking - or bars going up or down, or a thunderbolt on the display screen next to the battery power symbol etc
Once you know your charger is working, its probably easiest to find someone else with a BB and ask them if you can trade them batteries for a day to see if it's a bad battery. ( You can usually buy a battery for $5 on ebay, or up to $20 in a cell phone store)
All in all, trade someone for their battery, or their charger - if you dont wanna buy one at first. See if the problem follows your old battery etc..
And if neither solve your problem then its the BB itself. I have called in to the cell company before and let them know we have a BB that will not hold a charge no matter what battery or charger I use... and they usually replace it under warranty as long as its less than 12 months old, and the white squares in the battery compartment are still white.
The battery is defected you need to replace it you can order new batteries online but if your phone is under warrenty then you could probably get a free battery ;) or it could drain like that if you have applications open all the time that you never close or you are in an area that your blackberry keeps looking for a stronger signals this usualy kills a battery really fast.
BEFORE ANYTHING !!!! use the desktop software to backup your data on the BB (if you can) and save the file to the desktop.
next go to
you need to download (use pull down menu)
blackberry desktop software 4.6 and the blackberry pearl 8120 smartphone. install the desktop software first then the device software.. this can take maybe an hour (not including the download time)
1) Your Device battery is dying or you are using Voice calls too much,
2) If this is a work device then ask your IT administrator to activate you on a 'Blackberry Enterprise server', You will need an account. If this is not a work device and you are using it as end user then you don't need to be on "Blackberry Enterprise server".
Check that your Network signal is strong and you have "GPRS" or "3G" showing at the top right hand corner?
I have an answer for the 3-2 red light blink w/black screen. Remove the battery, hold the end call button and put the battery back in. The red light should stay on for a while now. Push and hold the call button and alternate with the end call button untill the hourglass shows. Allow some time to boot up. I stumbled upon this, so if this doesnt work, try simmilar procedrues. I did get mine to work. Good Luck, dont give up, it flashes that 3-2 code for a reason.