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Old 11-06-2005, 04:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was given a 7290 because it does not stop vibrating from my dad.

As soon as i put the battery in the 7290 starts vibrating and will not stop. I have erased everything and started over from scratch. It is version 3.8. Everything else on the phone works. Does anyone know a code or something to enter to get it to stop vibrating beside buying a new one.

I am new to this and did some searches but did not find anyhting on this topic. Thanks for any help.
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Old 11-06-2005, 04:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i would suggest finding a slightly intoxicated female before it goes dead...

but seriously.. what color is the sticker in the battery case?

did your dad get it wet slightly? read this thread:
Plz Help with wet (now dry) 7290?
its the exact problem you are having...

THE FOLLOWING SUGGESTION IS JUST THAT... A SUGGESTION. DONT CRY IF YOU FUBAR THE THING.

in the past, i have had several electronic devices suffer from water damage. they have ranged from TI-83s to TV remotes and car audio face plates...

the moment i realize the unit(whatever it is) has suffered water damage, i remove the battery if its available. dry the unit as best you can with a small lint free cloth. if the device can be dismantled without a problem, do so.

i have a gas oven.. the pilot light keeps the oven at about 140 degrees, and relativly no humidity.. place the item in your gas oven if oyu have it. if not, a hair drier could be used also... i leave the gadgets in over night, and the next day replace the battery and see if it flys.

7 times outta 10, the things work again. its obvious that the motor is shorting out due to something.. the fact that it begins to vibrate before the system POSTs (do blackberries post? you know what i mean, right?) is a clue that the vibrations arent due to an OS issue. if your feeling lucky, open it up and remove it or check the contacts. if you think about it, tmo aint gonna replace it if its water damage anyways (unless oyu have that plan) so you have nothing to loose. i would rip that little motor out and be happy with my new vibration free 7290.
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Old 11-07-2005, 01:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
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[quote=jboogie]i would suggest finding a slightly intoxicated female before it goes dead...
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thanks, i just took the vibrating motor out. and it did get wet, the sticker had a red line on it.
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did you try the blow dryer trick?
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no, what is the blowdryer trick?
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Old 11-07-2005, 10:49 PM   #7 (permalink)
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That's when you give the vibrating BB a blow (out)?
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Out of curiosity, now that you've taken it apart, did you try to put the vibrator back in? Maybe it was shorting on something that flew out when you opened it.

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drying it out with the blow dryer since it got wet...
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Pop's was able to get me a new blackberry via it was still under warranty, just barley. Thanks for all the help
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