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Old 02-29-2008, 06:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Does the Pearl require a reset at some interval (what interval?) to "clear" memory? Does turning on and off have any effect? It would seem that to require a reset is a poor design, especially when the only way to do it is remove the battery...Is this true of all Blackberries?
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Old 02-29-2008, 06:39 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Its is a burden that shouldnt be that way on a new device but the reality is that we do have to do a reset every now and again. I do it when I notice my memory dropping below 15 mb but thats just me. I have never experienced and problems but i do it just so i dont have those issues.
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I pull battery about once a week as a housekeeping precaution! Probably could go longer
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were do you find how much memory you are using. and to check if everything on par.
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I find on mine, when I am below 10mb, expect sporatic E-mail activity and only a battery pull will solve it. When I am at 7mb, E-mail is DEAD!!
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I have never heard of email dying because of low memory. Normally the BB will first erase call logs and SMS and older emails first to make room for mail. Maybe I don't know what you mean by "email is dead".

Nevertheless, for the OP, your BlackBerry is in effect a miniature computer, processing chips and all. Do you ever reboot your PC?

A battery-pull-reset on the BB is good for a number of matters, low memory, connections, java exceptions and normally will clear up 90% of the issues one might be having.

How do I reset my BlackBerry? - BlackBerryFAQ.com
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Does the Pearl require a reset at some interval (what interval?) to "clear" memory? Does turning on and off have any effect? It would seem that to require a reset is a poor design, especially when the only way to do it is remove the battery...Is this true of all Blackberries?
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here is the link

SoftReset for the BB!
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I have never heard of email dying because of low memory. .......[/url]
It is probably due to the beta firmware then. I wasn't sure. But when I hit 7mb or less, all I have is a cell phone.
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Search for a program called SoftReset by Metsfan! Battery pulls will be a thing of the past!
I'm getting nervous about memory---how much does this reset program take up on a Pearl?

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I'm getting nervous about memory---how much does this reset program take up on a Pearl?

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I just installed it so it doesnt take up much space
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I just installed it so it doesnt take up much space
Is not much less than one MEG?
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Dumb question how much bytes is 1 mb
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A megabyte is equal to 1,048,576 bytes, but it is usually rounded off to one million bytes.
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Thanks for the info
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Old 02-29-2008, 11:27 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Nevertheless, for the OP, your BlackBerry is in effect a miniature computer, processing chips and all. Do you ever reboot your PC?
Ya know, I never reboot my PC unless it does it on its own..
(various reasons for the "on its own")

I do reset my phone like 1-2x a week though :P

and yet it seems every time I bring attention to something I do or don't do... Something happens... Haha I have to reset my computer AND phone =(

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i reset my device at max 2 times a week, but that is usually when i change out the applications for others. it takes a LONG time for the device to get low on memory if you keep it above 15mb.
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