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Old 04-09-2007, 11:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So for awhile now, from time to time I have this problem where I cant answer my incoming calls. In fact the only button I can use is the end button. Then the phone is unusable until the screen goes off again. If I pull the battery everything is fine for awhile.

The problem usually starts after I go through the phonebook and get some odd error message about java or something along those lines.

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Hi,

I'm getting this too. I'm on my second handset, the trackball packed in on the first. I had the same problem with that first handset too though, but not as often. Now I can't answer some 75% of my calls, it's driving me insane!

Talked to vodafone (uk) support who said there was no known fault.

I also sometimes get the java error when using my phonebook sometimes, but i put that down to typing/scrolling too quickly, I can't say I've noticed a link...

Please, does anyone have any suggestions?!

Thanks!

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Options > Status. What is the free memory?
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File Free: 4697444 bytes

Seems it can be avoided by locking the keypad instead of putting the phone into sleep mode, but I haven't had much time to test this out though.

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File Free: 4697444 bytes

Seems it can be avoided by locking the keypad instead of putting the phone into sleep mode, but I haven't had much time to test this out though.

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Tom, I am a little new to this but 4697444 (4 meg) free seems awfully low. What do you have installed? Even with a bunch of 3rd party apps, including Avantgo, Mobipocket, and Maufait Mobile I am usually at around 28 meg.
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yea that is WAY TO LOW

do a search here, and i beleive there are a few threads about how to free up memory on the pearl...
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Wirelessly posted (BlackBerry8100/4.2.0 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/120 UP.Browser/5.0.3.3 UP.Link/5.1.2.1)

No apps only auto keylock, just 3 months worth of emails and 7 months of texts! 4 Meg isn't loads, but a phone shouldn't need more than that just to do its most basic of functions...i.e. Make and receive calls!

I downloaded some auto lock app, and no longer use standby, and so far so good! Weird though...

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believe it or not, the phone starts to delete thing when the phone gets low in memory...
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Start off by just pulling the battery to reboot the BlackBerry.
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with the phone on ^
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No apps only auto keylock, just 3 months worth of emails and 7 months of texts! 4 Meg isn't loads, but a phone shouldn't need more than that just to do its most basic of functions...i.e. Make and receive calls!

I downloaded some auto lock app, and no longer use standby, and so far so good! Weird though...

Tom
Tom, in addition to going through those steps to free up memory, also download and install Metsfan's reset program. It is free. But don't forget to donate if you use his programs.

I do a reset every morning just to refresh the Pearl. I don't wait for my phone to start acting weird. Ever since I started doing the reset [which "cleans out" the Pearl] I have not had issues typically attributable to low memory.

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