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Old 08-27-2010, 11:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm new to my BB 9700 and I entered in an incorrect password 5 times (not sure why it kept saying it was incorrect). Then it started "wiping the memory". I took the battery out for fear it would wipe my SIM card as well. So... when it "wipes the memory", does it wipe out EVERYTHING? Any information would be greatly appreciated, thank you!
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Old 08-28-2010, 12:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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it will wipe everything on the device
has nothing to do with simcard
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Old 08-28-2010, 05:23 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Hope you have a recent backup of your device
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Old 08-28-2010, 05:43 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Nope... no back up at all. So I seriously will not lose my SIM card contacts?
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Old 08-28-2010, 05:49 AM   #5 (permalink)
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It does not wipe the SIM card or media card. It only wipes your device memory of contacts, calendar events, messages, persona data and preferences. It does not wipe your device operating system.
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Are you sure? Because I let it do the wipe and none of my pictures or SIM contacts are on their respective cards....
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Pictures aren't stored on the SIM card. Just phone numbers. Nothing else.
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Old 08-28-2010, 09:15 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Are you sure? Because I let it do the wipe and none of my pictures or SIM contacts are on their respective cards....
What everyone has told you is correct. The wipe will not touch your media or sim cards. Are you sure the pictures and contacts are where you thought they were?

- If you don't have a working media card, pictures are stored in device memory.

- on a BB, contacts are usually stored in device memory.
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Old 08-28-2010, 11:31 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Well... I found my pictures but my SIM card is wiped clean. Wonderful.... :(
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What, exactly, was on your SIM card before you wiped out the data on your BlackBerry?
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your sim card was not wiped.

your sim card can not store picture data. only a name and a number.

if you had pictures associated with a contact, that was stored in the devices addresbook.... meaning, it imported the contacts from the sim.

and i hope you've learned your lesson! BACK UP!
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Old 08-28-2010, 02:02 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Yes, I learned my lesson. Thank you for the spanking. YES I KNOW the SIM card only stores names and numbers... but I didn't think it would wipe my SIM card clean as well. Lesson learned.
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Okay... I'm guessing that when BB imports my contacts from my SIM card to my phone, it does NOT leave a copy of them on my SIM card.... so... I learned that lesson too. F&%k!
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Ummmm. I don't think so...
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Old 08-28-2010, 02:59 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Well... NJBlackBerry... I have ZERO contacts on my SIM card... I tried importing them again from my SIM card to my BB and all is there is Help, Check mins, Check Bal, check Text usage, and MyProfile. I went under set up and set import SIM contacts to address book and there is NOTHING there. Gone. Zilch. Gonzo. :(
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