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Old 04-07-2010, 09:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello BB forum, - hope someone can shed some light on this one...

Ive read other posts regarding bricked and nuked BB's / 8120's / Pearls and tried the suggestions..

So far my situation is, - I tried to un-install a twitter prog from the handset, and it needed to restart.

Since it switched off for that restart, it has been dead,
- No red flashing LED
- No white screen or 507 or any screen activity
- Using the apploader I get as far as 'Wait for device initialization'
- I have DM version 5.0 installed on XP, and have the latest handset version ready to go on to it, dowloaded from BB

- The handset is recognised as a usb device 'Blackberry Smart phone' and thats about my lot.. no other apparent signs of life,
Battery voltage is 3.74v, so not too bad there..

All ideas and suggestions v much appreiciated..

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Wirelessly posted (White and Nerdy)

Plug it into the computer without a battery installed. Post back what happens
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Hi dankarlinski,

Thanks for the quick response, - without the battery, its the same results,

- ie: unable to go beyond 'waiting for device initialization'

Ive also just tried DM v4.7 and using a desktop PC, - (was previously trying on a laptop.. also no improvement.
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So, to confirm, whether you plug it into the wall or compy(using any usb port), and whether or not the battery is in, you get no screen flash, red light etc?
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Hi dankarlinski,
Yep, thats correct... no screen flash, red light etc, - my worry is that there is a boot rom or eeprom that has become corrupt..
I have also tried JL_cmder to get any kind of response/reaction.. but again nothing
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Well, as far as I know, you cannot access the eeprom without a specific program. This program is illegal to have as it is a RIM leak. We cannot mention it, but I can tell u it is out there if u really want to try it
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Hello BB forum, - hope someone can shed some light on this one...

Ive read other posts regarding bricked and nuked BB's / 8120's / Pearls and tried the suggestions..

So far my situation is, - I tried to un-install a twitter prog from the handset, and it needed to restart.

Since it switched off for that restart, it has been dead,
- No red flashing LED
- No white screen or 507 or any screen activity
- Using the apploader I get as far as 'Wait for device initialization'
- I have DM version 5.0 installed on XP, and have the latest handset version ready to go on to it, dowloaded from BB

- The handset is recognised as a usb device 'Blackberry Smart phone' and thats about my lot.. no other apparent signs of life,
Battery voltage is 3.74v, so not too bad there..

All ideas and suggestions v much appreiciated..

Cheers
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Thankyou for the response BB Tech Support,

After hunting around, I realised the handset is just inside its 90day warranty from the supplier, (it was a sim free purchase), luckily they are happy to organise a replacement. Big Phew.
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Thankyou for the response BB Tech Support,

After hunting around, I realised the handset is just inside its 90day warranty from the supplier, (it was a sim free purchase), luckily they are happy to organise a replacement. Big Phew.
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Wirelessly posted (White and Nerdy)

Plug it into the computer without a battery installed. Post back what happens
I tried to plug it in without a battery and it started showing me the white screen with a symbol that battery is not connected. Could you please help me with this.
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