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Old 05-16-2007, 08:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've just inherited a Nextel BB 7520 from the boss and have a few questions.

1) the backlight does not engage when the keypad or wheel is engaged, I must first manually press the backlight button(bottom-right-most button) prior to using the device. Tech support says that this is how it is supposed to work, but I have trouble believing this as it violates every basic law of usability in electronics.

2) can it be used as a modem for my laptop?

3) how do I manually load other applications, like chess.

4) When i go to the Application Loader in the Blackberry Desktop Manager I'm given the following message "No system software was found on your device." the 7520 is successfully detected, however, in Connection Settings.

5) What trick 3rd party software is out there?

6) Where is the 7520 thread in the forum?

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Welcome to the forums.

1 - Backlight does not turn on for the 7520. Search for and install BBLight, that will help.

2 - No, can't be used as a modem

3 - For games, go to mobile.blackberry.com (from your BB browser).

4 - You need to download the devices OS and install on your PC as well. Use the link in my signature to find it and download it.

5 - Lots. BBLight would be the first you want, then Beyond411, Google Maps, and others. See answer to #3.

6 - There isn't one. You can use the General forum, though
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Thanks for the help!

...having trouble with BBlight though...what's the best way to get it to the device?
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Go to this site from your Blackberry browser and follow the instructions to download the application:

http:// blackberrytools.sourceforge. net/ OverTheAir / bblight-1.82/BBLight.jad (omit the spaces)
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Go to this site from your Blackberry browser and follow the instructions to download the application:

http:// blackberrytools.sourceforge. net/ OverTheAir / bblight-1.82/BBLight.jad (omit the spaces)
that link - minus the spaces - just downloads the file again, and no readme...am i missing something?
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Ohhhh.... sorry. You have a new icon that looks like a lightbulb, right? Click on that. Then click the wheel and click Activate. Then go down and select the options for when you want the light to turn on. I'd recommend when it's removed from the holster and on activity, and against the very first option (where it stays on and will drain your battery).
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SourceForge also has BBWeather, which I can't live without. It has a small footprint, is accurate, has a 10 day forecast, and you can hot-key multiple cities (worldwide).

There is an app you can use to turn your BB into a modem called Shark Modem. It works, but our experience was that it was slightly faster than dial-up.
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