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Old 01-18-2009, 09:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I know how to lock the BB (it does it itself after 2 minutes)
I know about the sleep mode button

But this is a new/different behaviour:
I keep the BB in my back pocket. Before I put it there, I lock it.

Now, in some cases, when I pull it out, it seems to be kind of dead first (also, no calls come in or new emails), but then, when I press the right and left button and some other random keys, it comes up, nearly like a complete reboot (the red splash screen of Vodafone appears), and asks for my password.

However, it does not ask for the PIN of the SIM-Card, also, it comes up much faster then if I would hit ALT-SHIFT-DEL, and, it does not check the security software, It only ask for the password, then then turns on the radio
(If you reboot a BB, it first will ask for the PIN and then for the password - but this is not the case here).

First I suspected, that due to pressure applied to the BB when in the pocket, the device crashed. But meanwhile I think, there must be some magic key combination hit accidentally, which shuts down the BB, disabling the radio in addition to normal sleep mode.

Has anyone else experienced a similar thing ?
Is this a hidden feature or a defect ?

Software is 4.6.190/4.0.0.172


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go to options->auto on/off and make sure they are disabled.
It could be that its enabled and is turning itself off at a certain time.
other than that, I cant help. but im sure someone else can.
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Auto On/Off is disabled. It must be something else.

regarding auto on/off:
I would love it if auto on/off would work this way, then I could actually use it.
Auto on/off also requests your PIN when it turns on the BB.
I do not like to disable the PIN therefore auto on/off is useless for me, because radio ist still off when the BB wakes up.
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On my 8830, if I hold down the mute button, it goes into standby mode, which sounds quite like the situation you are describing.

To get out of this mode, I can do one of three things: press the mute button; press the power button; put it in a holster and remove it again.

Hope this helps.
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The mute/sleep button will let the device sleep, but the radio will be still on.

In my case, the radio is turned off (incoming calls will not reach the BB)

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