08-11-2009, 07:31 PM
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| | Sprint 8330m freezes / restarts when attempting to tether
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I'm a first-time Blackberry user, and have owned a 8330m for a few days now. Coming from a Treo 755p, I'm pretty excited about it.
I've been tethering my Macbook Pro with the 8330m via Bluetooth for the last couple of days, with a couple sessions lasting 3+ hours. Not too shabby.
However, within the last hour, I've been having issues getting my Macbook Pro to tether with the 8330m again, and I'm stumped.
What happens is when I initiate the connection from my Macbook Pro, the 8330m screen would turn off, and the red LED would stay on. Sometimes, holding the power button turns the device back on. Other times, a battery pull is required.
I even tried wiping the 8330m using the password-fail technique, and the first thing I did after the wipe was re-establishing the Macbook Pro / 8330m BT pairing and trying to tether. But even with a newly wiped 8330m, the screen would still turn off and the red LED stays on.
I've been able to pair and use my BT headset with the 8330m, and right now I'm syncing my Macbook Pro and the 8330m via BT using Missing Sync, both without issues.
I guess I'm familiar enough with the Blackberry OS to be "dangerous". I've got about 20MB free on the 8330m, I've loaded a ton of apps on it (feeling completely liberated coming from a Treo), and just really soaking everything up.
The last thing I installed were Google Mobile Apps and Google Sync... not sure if there've been any issues with these. I'm deleting these apps and will see if removing them helps.
Are there any other troubleshooting suggestions I should follow? Any guidance and advice are appreciated.
Last edited by issai : 08-11-2009 at 07:39 PM.