05-23-2010, 07:42 PM
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| | Blackberry 8900 White Screen Issue (phones still works)
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Hey guys, I have a question regarding the white screen issue's that many blackberry users have reported having.
Last night I dropped by phone and immediately the screen went white. All of the other functions of the phone work, I still get TXT's, calls, alarms still go off and everything works besides the screen. The screen is white but has a few tiny black streaks that move around depending on the commands.
After doing some research, I found a thread with a solution to a similar problem on the peal with the below solution:
"I think I have a fix. I'll explain what I did and please let me know if it works for you.
The problem: A completely, with an emphasis on completely, blank white screen. Occasionally, the phone appears slightly fuzzy, or glitchy. Also, the phone occasionally appears completely normal. The phone, in my case, worked fine despite the screen problems.
The fix: I found a thread about someone claiming that the four solder points behind the mini usb port somehow created a short behind the screen. The guide said to, first, completely disassemble your blackberry (sorry I don't have the guide here...could look for it today and send it to anyone that requests) After disassembled down to being able to see the green motherboard with the small screen attached, slightly and carefully peel the left side of the screen (the side that contains the mini usb port) a bit upwards until you can see the four solder points. For the laymen, these solder points are simply 4 grayish/silver spots. While taking care to not lift the screen excessively and leaving the majority still attached to the motherboard, take a piece of electrical tape, or any insulator and carefully put it over those four solder points.
Then, push screen back into position, reassemble, and test.
Please let me know if this works for you. My problem was solved instantly.
As for a second major problem of blackberry owners: if your phone will not sync with your computer and you have a bad mini usb port on your blackberry, it is probably because of the mini usb female port of your phone. A replacement of the port is the only solution I know of for this problem
As for a white screen with an hourglass: I think this is probably going to, usually, be a software problem and requires a reload of the operating system using your blackberry software on cd, or software directly from blackberry.com"
Many users claimed this worked for their phones but none have reported any success with the 8900. Has anybody tried this or even fixed this on their own with the 8900 before?
Any suggestions or advice would be great, otherwise it may look like I need a new screen.