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Old 04-24-2008, 04:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi folks,
New here, so please be gentle

My other half had a 7100v which "gave up the ghost", so she upgraded to a newer blackberry.

I'm trying to see if I can find a way to salvage the 7100v, as I used it for a few months previosuly and liked it.
I have been searching this forum, and reading lots of useful info, but I;m still abit stuck and need advice.

When I power on the 7100v, it shows a blank white screen with the rotating egg timer, and doesn't get any further. I've left it overnight, and it's still the same next morning.

I have removed the battery & left it out for several hours, but same problem when I put it back in again.

I can power it off by holding the button on the top, but same problem when I power on again.

I'm told it always took about 15 or 20 minutes to start up.

I've read the excellent info on how to install a new OS, and how to use JL Cmder, etc, but am I stuck because it wont boot ?

As far as I can tell (from HERE the latest software versions are
Pkg:4.1.0.556, App:4.1.0.377, Plt:1.8.0.154 (CINGULAR

From vodafone Ireland download section, I can only see:
package 4.0.2.49, App: 4.0.2.35, Plt 1.8.0.138

(and 2 other lower version numbers)


If I get this Pkg 4.0.2.49, will I be able to connect to the 7100v even though it doesnt seem to boot successfully ?


or,

Is the 7100v a dead duck since it won't boot past the egg timer screen ?

Thanks for any pointers.
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In the Desk Manager, when you go to Appl Loader, were you able to observe your device's PIN when you're doing the OS upload?
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Hi,
I haven't tried anything yet.

Am downloading the package & will try it this afternoon.

I'm sure I'll be back then with more questions !

Thanks.
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Cool! Try to wipe it first with the JL Cmder, then upload the OS. Let's hope it works.
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Success !

I did get an error message saying that it failed during a "multiple reboot/restart" or something along those lines.

I tried it again with the battery in and it worked

This is a fantatsic site. Saved one 7100v from becoming a brick

Thanks to all involved.
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