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Hello all I am a new owner of Blackberry Curve 8310; purchased last week; all was ok until yesterday:

Battery won't keep it's charge?
I have an hour glass "on" all the time on desktop (don't know where that came from)?
System is very very slow?

anyone who can direct me would be very much appreciated; I just joinned this forum and hoping to make many new aquantances.....thanks Danielle
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Hello all I am a new owner of Blackberry Curve 8310; purchased last week; all was ok until yesterday:

Battery won't keep it's charge?
I have an hour glass "on" all the time on desktop (don't know where that came from)?
System is very very slow?

anyone who can direct me would be very much appreciated; I just joinned this forum and hoping to make many new aquantances.....thanks Danielle
Congratulations on your purchase and welcome to the forums (rather new myself)!

Have you tried doing a hard reset (battery pull)?
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Hi JW68, you mean take the battery out and put it back????? it won't affect anything??
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You can find information on resets here:

How do I reset my BlackBerry? - BlackBerryFAQ
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A reset with a battery pull won't effect anything other than provide clean running of your BB. After it reboots, give it five mins to settle down all the data activity.

Was the BB you got new?
For the battery, read this: Battery Use Tips for your Maximum Battery Life | BlackBerryNews.com
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Thanks to both; I have just performed a Soft Reset and all my e-mails starting coming in LOL LOL, I knew i was missing something....

does anyone know how to turn down the brightess of the screen????
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Greetings and welcome to the BBForums.

Options > Screen/Keyboard.

Lots of basic info here: BlackBerry FAQ - BlackBerryFAQ
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Thanks JS for chiming in.

Glad the soft reset helped you out. I would still take JSanders advice and look over the battery page.

Screen brightness can be adjusted by going to -> settings -> options -> Screen/Keyboard

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you guys really know your BB don't know; I just turned down the brightness maybe this will help with battery life; I did have it at 100% brightness earler maybe it was wayy too much; it's down to 10% now; I will also read all info provided about battery.....
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you guys really know your BB don't know; I just turned down the brightness maybe this will help with battery life; I did have it at 100% brightness earler maybe it was wayy too much; it's down to 10% now; I will also read all info provided about battery.....
I leave my berry on 100% brightness and 2 minute timeout. I can go about 3 days before recharging with moderate use of phone/email/web. When I first got my berry it didn't have as good a battery life as it has now (about 1 1/2 to 2 days with same usage). So although you will get more life by making the settings you changed, it is probably just the tip of the iceburg in finding solutions to your battery performance. -My two cents-
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Thanks I think any info we gather together will help us all in the long run; Blackerry Curve is a NEW model on the market to the Blackberry familly; so let's just hope that the Blackberry Curve is not a Lemon Model!!!!!! my two cents......;)
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The Curve has been out about a year.
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Really a YEAR!!!!! where have I been; obviously not into technology :(
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Really a YEAR!!!!! where have I been; obviously not into technology :(
Relatively new to CDMA, maybe that's why you didn't know.

I also have terrible problems with my battery. I can be at 100% at 8am and be at 35% by 1pm, using only yahoo messenger. I actually got a new Curve with a warranty replacement (the charging port completely broke) and it's still not great. Maybe it's the battery. I think the transceiver on the Curve isn't as strong/good as on the 8830. I can have an 8830 and 8330 sitting next to each other and be on 1X on the Curve and 1XEV on the 8830.

Like they said above, when in doubt, pull the battery! The mantra of any experienced bb user (lol I want a laughing emoticon! There is none!)
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