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Old 11-24-2005, 10:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What gives!!...either it fell out or it was never there when I received it...didn't think to really check :(
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Old 11-25-2005, 08:13 AM   #2 (permalink)
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use a paper hole punch to chop out a chunk of fridge magnet and glue it in... or if you can get one of those business car magnets, the have built in glue before they are used... did this for someone a couple of days ago...
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Or buy a new holster...
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Old 11-25-2005, 08:18 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Tell 'em it wasn't there when you got it, and claim a new holster...you shouldn't have to pay out for a new holster on a brand new handset
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Old 11-25-2005, 10:35 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Try it with the BB facing in.
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Old 11-25-2005, 12:53 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Anybody have problems with the 8700 holster. Mine will not put the device to sleep. I can see the magnet and I am putting it in "face in". Also, I have been using RIM devices since '99 from teh 850/950 to the 957 to the 7280 to the 7290 to the 8700... so I know I have all of the profile, screen/keyboard, security settings correct.
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Old 11-25-2005, 04:48 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I called Rogers tech support and they will contact RIM. The only other option is to send the whole package back and they will send me a complete new package....sounds kinda silly to me. Rep said she'll be contacting RIM. But I will try the fridge magnet until it is sorted out.
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Fridge magnet didn't work. What type of device did it work with when you made it work?
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I went to an arts and craft store and bought a package of round magnets about the size of a nickle for about 2 dollars and used one. I did this on several leather cases I had that were not rim cases. The cases themselves suited my needs at the time and were just missing the magnets and worked fine with the addition, try that.
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Careful using a Non-RIM magnet could void your warranty...haaa
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Old 11-26-2005, 10:18 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Fine. I a, not anything close to a genius, just pointing out the obvious because I have lived it, Not with a BB but with other electronics devices. Any time you play with the internal parts of any electronic device they will refuse to honor the warranty, notice I said internal, the magnet is external and if you run into a problem there is no tampering. However, I see your need to post a comment mocking me since apparently when I tried to show someone else their reasons for not tampering I was going against your advice. Thats fine boy genius I will stand corrected and will learn to keep my trap shut, this is the second time that my trying to help others has been met with irony and desdain. I will keep to myself as much as I can and will try to help only on the entirely obvious and direct questions refusing to to reflect on the subjective questions. Thank you for pointing the error of my ways.
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Old 11-26-2005, 10:21 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Yo, Kon - I took it as a joke, not at your expense, but at the standard disclaimer about voiding the warranty. Chill....!

And BTW, it was good advice about the magnet...
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My 8700 screen turns off after the time I set it to do so. What advantage does the magnet serve for the 8700 other than fro notification/profile purposes? Which IS important.
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My 8700 screen turns off after the time I set it to do so. What advantage does the magnet serve for the 8700 other than fro notification/profile purposes? Which IS important.
The reason I need the magnet is to lock the device when it is holstered. If it doesn't lock, it could accidently initiate calls or answer calls without me wanting it to. I think both the timer and magnet are important for different reasons.
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Yo, Kon - I took it as a joke, not at your expense, but at the standard disclaimer about voiding the warranty. Chill....!

And BTW, it was good advice about the magnet...
Thanks Alberto, I appreciate your support, however it seems that I will heed my own advice, many times one tries to help others here and winds up with someone else trying to cut you down in size, we had an exchange in another thread before, and I apparently gave my opinion and it was not looked as the right one so as I said I will stick to only giving facts and only when I am sure of them. I am not leaving the forum there is too much for me to learn here even if my contributions are not looked as proper. All i need to do is read and not make any comments, just to prove the worth, a few minutes ago I found another Sudoku free game to use that I was not aware existed, the one I had used, the site was closed and the game disappeared.
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I have a magnet however it does not trip the switch in the BB. When I holster the BB the screen does not dim. I pressed my 8700 down on top of my 7100 leather case and screen dims them. I am going to call RIM since Cingular has no clue how to warranty accessories.
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