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Old 01-15-2007, 07:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, I just got a Pearl, and as the title says, when I plug it in with the battery, the red LED flashes 4 times consecutively. Is it just that the battery is completely drained or am I screwed?
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Old 01-15-2007, 08:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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when I first bought mine and the battery was really low it blinked, not red tho, really cool psycho-delic rainbow looking. and it was also more than four times. just blinked away till I plugged in the hungry little beast. I haven't seen that since. how's it doing since its been charging a while?
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when I first bought mine and the battery was really low it blinked, not red tho, really cool psycho-delic rainbow looking. and it was also more than four times. just blinked away till I plugged in the hungry little beast. I haven't seen that since. how's it doing since its been charging a while?
It's still blinking red and doesn't even turn on... not looking too good
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Old 01-15-2007, 08:59 PM   #4 (permalink)
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how long has it been charging? attached to the pc or into the wall?
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did the battery have a protective cover over the contacts? if so did you remove it?
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i just got it from a friend who used it around 1 1/2 weeks ago and left the battery in it. I'm using the wall charger that came with it.
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how long has it been charging? attached to the pc or into the wall?
40 min. maybe and it's the wall charger
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so, sounds like you can't take it back to the store. =(
40 min seems like it should be good enough to at least have it come on.
your friend didn't mention any dropping or swimming excursions it may have taken?
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nope.. it actually looks brand new too
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nope.. it actually looks brand new too
Have you removed the battery and placed it back in?

Is the battery yellow? Must be yellow.

Some people have tried to use old batteries from the 7100 model [which are black].

Also, try charging it from the USB port on your PC.

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were you able to see it working before this?
have you pulled the battery to try to reset it? check the connections and general condition of the battery then too!
the only other thing I can think to do is leave it charge over night then wipe and reload the OS tomorrow.
sucks. :(
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were you able to see it working before this?
have you pulled the battery to try to reset it? check the connections and general condition of the battery then too!
the only other thing I can think to do is leave it charge over night then wipe and reload the OS tomorrow.
sucks. :(
The last time it was used (the 1 1/2 wks ago) it said low batt. on the screen.
I did oull the batt. (yes, it's the yellow one) and it does the same.
I tried connecting it to a comp. when i first plugged it in, windows recognized it in the USB, but Blackberry DM didn't find one in the usb port.

This isn't looking to good :(
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thats the code for fried ROM. when the ROM flashes codes like that most of the time it means its fried ... that BB is no good sorry to say sounds like it got fried some how. Best bet is to try and have him return it or warranty it through the provider he bought it from. you might try using JL_CMD and wipe the BB and then reload the OS but thats a long shot.
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... you might try using JL_CMD and wipe the BB and then reload the OS but thats a long shot.
How would I do that? I'm desperate at this point
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looks like you got some help from someone who knows more. thanx mythmbhurts
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How would I do that? I'm desperate at this point
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Instructions: Again, this is only for those who know what they are doing, who are fairly active in the 'upgrade-hungry' scene, have upgraded their OS plenty of times from a carrier not their own, etc. If you are not applicable to ALL of those descriptions, or you simply have no intentions of aspiring to the geekdom that some of us reside in, then click on your browser's BACK button and exit this thread.

1 - Do your normal Backup, if you choose to not lose everything in the process (I will assume you are familiar with the process if you've chosen to move on forward with Step 1, so I won't elaborate any further).

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search for one of the OS upgrades and you will usually find instructions if these don't help you. try HERE. same goes for JL_CMD.
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Your friend may have screwed you over, even when my batteries are completely drained, I can plug it in and start using it again. Try the long shot and whiping + reloading... if it still doesn't work... complain to your friend about a refund. If he doesn't give you one.... that my friend means.. he is not your friend.
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I have a pearl that would exhibit similar behavior. I'm not certain why, but I reseated the SIM card in the device, put the battery back in, and voila, it took a charge and booted up shortly thereafter.

Again, I have NO idea why removing and reinstalling a sim would have any effect on the charging of a battery.

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Again, I have NO idea why removing and reinstalling a sim would have any effect on the charging of a battery.

Good luck.
but it would have something to do with a bad reaction when trying to power up. may be we are looking at the wrong problem and you've hit on it!

so..? how's it going dibara2003??
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