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Old 04-22-2008, 09:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I apologize in advance if this has been discussed previously and I've not read it; I am fairly new.

Have two Blackberry Pearl(s).... bought the second because the first stopped receiving power when I would plug it into either the phone or wall charger. Now the second Blackberry is doing that, and I am realizing it is the pins in the Blackberry that are either malfunctioning or possibly not in the right place.

Anything I can do, or are the two phones "shot?"

I have tried to find a repair place locally, to no avail, and T-Mobile doesn't want me to find one, although they gave me the 800- number of the company that handles T-mobile Blackbery insurance to reach someone they claimed to be local.

I'm frustrated because it cannot be that complicated. Thank you in advance.

Reta McKannan,
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Reta, usually that repair requires a simple soldering job, and can be done by most local electronics repair shops. Do you have insurance? That would be the route to go.

It is odd that you have two in a row go this way, be careful removing and placing the USB charger in the USB slot on the BB...
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might wanna replace the guilty chargers!!!
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Tried replacement chargers. NEITHER will accept a charge. New chargers won't work.
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sounds like a cable or charge problem. are they BB specific chargers? seems strange that 2 in a row would be problematic (although not unusual). Anything show up on the screen when plugged in?
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Will it charge when plugged into the USB of your computer?
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