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Old 01-18-2008, 01:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My BB 8130 indicated the battery was low. I used the wall charger, but it didn't seem to work. First the spinning hour glass appeared on the screen, then a pic of a battery with a lightening bolt through it appeared, the message "battery drained - shutting down" appeared and then the screen goes blank. There is no blinking indicator light that I used to receive in the past when the BB was charging. Any ideas? I'm thinking that I need to replace my battery. I just received this "replacement" BB last month. Always charged my battery. Never had any problems before.
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Old 02-11-2008, 07:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have a similar problem. Plug in my wall charger and get the hour glass...Have to unplug it to make a call. Any ideas why I am having this problem.

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Old 02-11-2008, 09:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Are you able to charge via usb? That might be able to help you determine if it is the phone or the charger. Have you tried another charger?
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Old 02-11-2008, 11:37 PM   #4 (permalink)
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i had a similar problem, i restored the os using this method:

PinStack.com

i did this a few times, waited it out a few hours, and i got the hourglass and in a few more hours i had a working blackberry.

note: you will lose all your data, so i hope you have it backed up.
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Old 02-12-2008, 07:13 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I don't think it is a charger issue. Try n connect it to the computer n see if u get the same thing (hourglass, need to unplug to do anything). If u do, call 611, it is either a weird software issue, or a problem with the phone
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I had the dreaded lightening bolt battery, fortunately my battery was acting weird a month ago so I had bought a new one. Of course once I received the new battery it began to function normally so I figured I had a new battery just in case. Tonight when it started acting up again I replaced the battery and all is well in the world again.
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