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Old 02-03-2010, 03:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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i've noticed alot of the solutions to problems involve battery pulls. is this common for everyone to do this when they first encounter a problem? is this just accepted by everyone that this is just the way for blackberrys or is it only phones that have real problems that have to do this everyonce in a while? i didn't know if everyone who owned a blackberry does then when they have issues just b/c it's what your supposed to do? if you continually do it alot does this mean your bb is defective or just something you need to live with?
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Old 02-03-2010, 04:45 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It really depends on the problem. If its a software problem, it is usually just a brainfart. A pull usually takes care of it
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A battery pull is the first thing to try in a problem, (a problem which may never occur since) because you are removing the power, resetting the system.
If you have to do a battery pull more than once a day everyday, then theres problem.
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Old 02-03-2010, 08:14 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Battery pulls fix a host of problems and conditions and resets the BB. Very simila to the Ctrl-Alt-Del on a PC.

And as Midnightdraven says, it is the first step to take in troubleshooting a problem.
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Its a service practice that dates back to the late 1700's when a wise man first uttered the words 'Thou shalt turn it off, then shalt turn it on again'
I hate to say it, but as with all things in technology, if theres a problem turning it off and on sorts out most problems!
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Think of it this way, if you are having weird problems with a mac or PC, whats the first thing you do? Reboot! Since doing a softboot on a BB doesnt clear out the memory fully a battery pull is the best way of clearing out the RAM.
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Like most gadgets like cellphones, PDAs, PCs, Macs, etc.. A good reboot does wonders.. I was working at tech support for Macs and Windows before, and 75% of computer problems can be fixed with a power cycle reboot..

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@Matt, turning a blackberry on and off does nothing.
hence why you pull the battery.
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well i've owned my blackberry flip pearl only for about 5 days and i've had to do this twice already. yeasterday when a pic message wasn't sending. everything else functioned but it was sending for like 5 mins. maybe i was to quick for that one. and then today when i woke up and my phone was off and wouldn't turn on until i pulled the battery and then turned it back on. do you think i may be in line for a long list of issues if this stuff is starting this early?
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The Flip is an unusual BB. The only ones with the external screen, they seem prone to application and memory issue.
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yeah so i'm discovering but i haven't downloaded anything. or updated its as stock as it come from the store with lasted software? so i don't think i should be having any memory issues yet should i?
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Options / Status will show you free memory.
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and also how can i make it so it makes noise when shutting off so atleast i know when it's happening?
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anyone know how to do this?
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I don't think you can do that.
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Funny......

I didn't have to pull a battery on my Iphone. Oh! That's right you have no access to the battery on an Iphone.

My compnay wanted me to get corporate emails and got me a 9700, and so i gave up my Iphone.

Let's see my 9700 has had problems with initial enterprise server setup, voice dialing, and the latest is thinking it is still in headset mode while making a call.

All in all I would say apple is light years ahead of RIM with overall quality.

Flame On crackheads!!!!
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Wow.
First time ranter.

Why not ask you compnay if they will allow you to get access to e-mail via your iPhone?
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Wow.
First time ranter.

Why not ask you compnay if they will allow you to get access to e-mail via your iPhone?
Because coming on to this forum, ranting, and probably never coming back will fix everything. :P
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