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Old 05-09-2010, 02:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Pending SMS - BB Bold 9000

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I've had my BB Bold for a good year...bought from ebay second hand, unlocked. Nothing wrong with it, worked perfectly fine but recently (over the past 2 months of so) when I "send" sms texts it freezes for about 2 seconds and the message displays the red 'pending message' box straight away without even attempting to actually send the message. the only way for me to send it (on the occasions that it does this - not all the time, but at least once a day) is if i take the battery out and restart the phone. This takes a good 5 minutes and is EXTREMELY annoying to have to do it just to send a text. Can anybody help me, because I'm slightly going insane!!
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This *could* be the beginning of a hardware failure. Loss of network connectivity will do what you're describing, and the reset (battery pull) restoring it tends to back this up. Another possibility is a loose battery. You might try cleaning the battery contacts with a pencil eraser, both on the BB and the battery. You can also try slipping a piece of paper on the end of the battery opposite the contacts to try to hold it tighter to the contacts. That's called "shimming" your battery. Loose batteries have caused a ton of problems folks normally wouldn't associate with such a seemingly trivial problem.

If none of that works, before writing if off completely as bad hardware you might try updating/re-installing the operating system: How do I upgrade the OS on my BlackBerry? - BlackBerryFAQ

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