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Old 09-26-2005, 12:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i couldn't find this specific topic on a search so here goes...

when i leave my 7100R just sitting on the table after a minute or 2 it goes blank (what i assume is sleep mode)...

is this the same sleep mode as when you holster it? or is that mode more energy saving than just letting it go blank on the table?

reason i ask is i'm getting a case for my 7100 and it doesn't have a magnet...does it actually matter if the 7100 goes to sleep anyways after 1 min?
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The 7100 screen going to sleep is a battery/energy saving technique. It is not related to the in holster/out of holster functionality that you get with a holster/case that has a magnet.
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thanks for that tidbit of info NJ...i will thus crazy glue a hard drive magnet to the back of my new case to put the 7100 to sleep when holstered

oh another question...do you guys think a super strong magnet (like a hard drive magnet) will have ill effects on the BB? i know the OEM magnet on BB cases are quite weak...
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If you still have your old case (the one that came with the BB) why not take the magnet out of that and stick on your new case.....?
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i don't want to wreck my old case...just in case my new case breaks...there's no point...

i just wonder if a strong magnet will wreck anything in my BB or the battery?
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any physicists out there that know the effect of a strong magnetic field near a cellular phone emitting microwaves? would it effect the signal at all? would it effect the electronic's behavior? is it detrimental in any way to me or the phone?

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I am no physicist or scientist of any sort. Five months ago when i got my BB i decided i did not want the plastic case because of scratches, but i wanted to keep it in case i wanted to sell the phone at a later time. so i got a non oem leather case, and then i discovered the wonders of sleep mode. What to do, every magnet I found was huge and though i was not concerned about the strength and its effects i was concerned about fitting it on the case. So i went on a scavenger hunt that led me to "The Rag Shop", a local arts and crafts store where i found magnets about the size of a nickle and maybe double its thickness black in color, i put them in and after all this time I have not had any issues at all with the performance or the quality of the service my BB is bringing me. (By the way I attached the magnets by separating the inner and outter leather pieces, gluing the magnet in place with crazy glue, and then gluing with crazy glue the two pieces of leather at the seam). I hope this helps and answers your questions somewhat unorthodox unscientific approach.
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thanks KonTiki! i'm guessing those arts and crafts magnets of your aren't too too strong...have you ever played with hard drive magnets?

i should be getting my case this week and i'll try to keep this thread up-to-date with any problems/sucesses i have with the glueing of a strong magnet to a plastic case...
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They are doing the job intended I have since found some on those clips you attach to a refrigerator that are as small as the ones in the BB case (i am not talking of the sheets that look like a brown piece of soft plastic that you can attach to a refrigerator, those have not worked for me)but no i have never used the ones from hard drives, the ones from the arts and crafts store cost me i think about 1.99 for about 30 0f them in a cylinder.
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Default magnets not working

I had to replace my holster. new one does not do the "in holster vibrate" "out holster ring". I saw the posts on magnets. I have tried the round magnets and also the "flat business card" magnets on front, back, sides, etc. with no luck.

I have 7100q from cingular. Can anyone provide more specifics on where and how powerful a magnet is needed?

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you just need a moderately powerful magnet...those flat business card magnets are too weak...

you need to place the magnet on either the front or back of the device around the keyboard area...just move it around and you'll see the screen go black...
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i got this case and crazy glued a hard drive magnet to the back of the case (had to scrape off the blackberry 7100 wording)...works like a charm and it's a good cheap alternative to a $50 case!

http://cgi.ebay.ca/BLACKBERRY-RIM-71...QQcmdZViewItem
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