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Old 05-30-2010, 07:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey, my charger stop working for my BB 8310 and I went to go and replace it without buying another one.

So what I did was, got the USB cable for my BB and cut the USB part which goes into the computer and put into a plug (UK version, because I live in the UK)
I then attached the live and neutral part to the cable and then put the mini-USB part into my BB.
I turned the plug switch on and...there was a spark and the power blew. So I quickly turned off the and i could smell that 'electric burning' smell. I looked at my BB and saw that the charger port was fairly blacken (from the spark), and that the battery is smelling of the 'electric burning', and it is stlll is smelling now.

I'm not too sure if I have :
*fried the motherboard of my BB
Or
*fried the battery

Could somebody tell what I have done, so I could purchase a battery if I need to

Note: I know I was stupid to do this but, this is me, I experiment a lot
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Old 05-30-2010, 07:55 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I would say you probably fried both. What I would do is try a standard usb to pc cable and see what it does. From there a new battery would be the cheapest. Just don't be surprised if the whole thing is toast.
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ok, well i've used a usb cable which was from my MP3 player.
I tried it without the battery and with the battery and still no responds from the phone.

what if I buy a new battery or a new charger port, could that work?
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Old 05-30-2010, 09:33 AM   #4 (permalink)
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most likely a new phone.
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Pictures? This sounds interesting.
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Old 05-30-2010, 09:46 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Wirelessly posted (well lookie here!)

Sounds like ya fried the phone. Likelye something was wired incorrectly. Probably wasn't smartest idea to use cable from usb. You my friend will need a new BlackBerry
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The usb supplies 5 volts DC, Did you attempt to connect this to houshold electric?
If you did It's amazing the BB did not melt.

UK voltage is 230 /240 volts AC @ 50 Hz, just a few volts over I would say.
US voltage is 110/120 volts @ 60 hz
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Old 05-30-2010, 11:10 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Why do u think chargers (phone, routers, printers) come with relatively large black plugs instead of the usual small plugs (on lamps, fridges, toasters)?
Because they transform the AC current to DC current, at the correct voltage.
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I'm always amazed at what some people try.
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Old 05-30-2010, 11:31 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I'm always amazed at what some people try.
But he SAVED about $30 on the new charger, sort of...
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Wow!!
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thnx 4 replies,

erm..., dont know what to say..
The phone didn't melt, lol
I will not take pictures because there is no physical difference

And I think i've learnt my lesson
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No doubt
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