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willnapier 06-07-2009 03:21 PM

red led flashes when no messages
Hi, this is my first post to the forum. I am enjoying my BB 8900 v much, after two weeks of ownership. However I am being irritated by the way the red led often flashes when there is no new message of any variety, or when I have already opened and read any new messages. This 'degrades' the value of the red light (as in boy crying 'wolf, wolf'), and is anyway annoying. Does anyone know what can be done about this? I can usually stop it (but not always) by turning off the phone, waiting a few seconds, and then turning it on again. However this is NOT an acceptable long-term solution as I would have to do this several times a day.

Any help very much appreciated

With thanks


kirrinjones 06-07-2009 03:26 PM

Wirelessly posted

Have you tried removing the battery for about 5 minutes?

CableGuy711 06-07-2009 03:59 PM

There are a couple of times this happens to me....usually its from 1) using BB messenger and it bugs and flashes till i get another bb msg.... 2) facebook will do it if i comment on someones status at the same time someone else is commenting.....

lovescakemix 06-07-2009 05:33 PM

check and see if any third party apps are trying to notify you for something.
the gmail app always gets me on that, when i first instal it lol.

snoxr500 06-07-2009 11:45 PM

i get the same problem periodically, i simply pull out the battery and wait 5 min, that is the best solution. has happened on all the various other blackberrys ive have

chadmd23 06-10-2009 12:00 AM

There is actually an app that kills the LED if its blinking when its not supposed to. I'll try to find the name.

alphasports 06-10-2009 09:00 AM

If you have hidden any messaging icons and you get messages to those accounts you'll still get the flashing light; do an "unhide" and see, then rehide once those accounts are cleared out

TonyEye 06-10-2009 09:06 AM

Also if you're logged into GMAIL it will do that. As others have said, check your IM apps and anything "hidden".

sleeper92 06-13-2009 02:06 AM

my youmail app was the one making my red led flash for the longest time before i figured it out

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