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Old 02-29-2008, 06:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I was doing a routine battery pull yesterday and I noticed that the battery compartment was turning a redish color like tarnish and it smells kind of burnt in there.

Has anyone else noticed this problem? Or do I have a device going bad?
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Old 02-29-2008, 06:43 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I have never noticed such a thing. How does the battery look? Is it bulging? And kind of leak?
Is the residue stick or dry?
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Why would a battery pull be routine?
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I have never noticed such a thing. How does the battery look? Is it bulging? And kind of leak?
Is the residue stick or dry?

its not so much as residue as it is tarnish. I remember when I got it everything was shiny and silver. No the Battery isnt buldging it doesnt get hot either.


And to the other posted the memory leak issue is the reason for a routine battey pull. I know its not something others have to do but us Pearl folks do.
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Is it just a tarnich on the electrical contacts or through out the battery compartment?

Got a pic?
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Is it just a tarnich on the electrical contacts or through out the battery compartment?

Got a pic?
through out no I dont have a picture but it does smell like its been over heated in there.
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Thats what it sounds like a short within the phone Might wanna do warranty
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yeah I am headed to the store this afternoon after I go home and back everything up.
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"Why would a battery pull be routine?"

Very routine for me as well with the memory leak problem. I try and do it once a day, but sometimes I forget and let it slide a two to three days.
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Can you not download the soft reset so you don't have to pull the battery?
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Yes I did that today.
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And to the other posted the memory leak issue is the reason for a routine battey pull.
Get the program SoftReset. That way you don't need to pull the battery for the memory leak issue.
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A battery pull reset is not just a Pearl issue, but any device with 4.2 or greater OS. It was first noticed on the 8100 Pearls because they were the first to sport that version OS.
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Get the program SoftReset. That way you don't need to pull the battery for the memory leak issue.
look at my post above yours from 2pm today I did that already.
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Since I start having leak problems, I set my blackberry to turn off at 5:52 am and turn on 5:54 am and since then I haven't had to pull the battery nor reset the device troughout the day :D
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Since I start having leak problems, I set my blackberry to turn off at 5:52 am and turn on 5:54 am and since then I haven't had to pull the battery nor reset the device troughout the day :D
That's some smart thinkin right there. How would one go about doing that?
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Very cool idea.

Options > Auto On/Off.

However, a battery pull and reboot will do a good bit more.
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I have had mine turning off at 10 pm and on at 630 am since I have had it and I still have to reboot once a week.
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Did ya have any luck at the VZW store?
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