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| | Huge problems with my 8100
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Okay, so I just purchase this thing from a guy for $130. At the time is sounded like a decent deal, however, a deal it is not. First of all, I ordered a new Blackberry battery for it (C-M2 from Shop Almost Free: item) and put it in the Pearl. I should mention at this point that I've successfully run a Motorola RAZR V3 with it as well as my HTC Touch...no probs (except the Touch couldn't give me a level indication). Anyway, I insert the batter and it says there is 5% left. Then I try to charge it via USB and it shows the plug icon for about 4 seconds then stops. Is this related to the battery or to the device?
Next up is the SIM/memory card compartment. The metal bands holding the two in place (as seen is this picture) are not in my device. The SIM is held in place by the battery, the mem card is not (at least, it doesn't show up in "Advanced Options > Media Card"). Is there are way to replace this? Is this common in any way?
Finally, Vista won't recognize the device, even with BB Desktop manager and the drivers installed its a no go.
Any help on any of these issues would be of tremendous aid.
I have both a Windows (Vista) and Mac I can use with this phone if there is some way of saving it or figuring out where the various issues lie.