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Old 01-03-2011, 08:18 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Default Re: BlackBerry Bold 9000 Insert SIM Card and SOS Signal

I just wanted to say thank you for this thread. I bought the nightmare Blackberry from hell on EBay. It was SIM locked (thank you MML loader ) but I also found it had the no SIM error.

Under a microscope and with a meter I found the blue link was open circuit and a Google search found this thread.

Bridging the blue link fixed the phone 100%. I suspect the link is simply just that a link and not a fuse or a resistor as there are other examples on the board and they have no markings and zero resistance.

I would have thrown this phone back at the seller and made a PayPal claim but I already contested its non arrival and closed the case when it turned up seemingly working. I failed to check it with a SIM which was stupid and as I closed the claim that option is no longer available. Any bridging the blue link saved the day.
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