Ok I'm really pulling my hair out here, please help! Long story short(ish):
I want to sell my old Blackberry RIM 7230 on ebay. I wanted to wipe it and restore it to factory settings. As there is no 'Wipe Handset' option for this model or OS then I searched the web for other options on how to restore it to factory settings.
Every option I found said I had to have OS 4 or above, and as I had OS 3 then the only solution I could find was to enter the password incorrectly 10 times. So that's what I did. Now all I have is an icon on the screen that looks like an old VHS tape with a cross through it. It won't boot up or do anything now. Is there any way of just getting this thing on and ready to sell on ebay? Or have I bust it?
Thanks in advance for any help.
Now you definitely need the OS. What that icon with 507 (I believe) means is that there is no OS on the device. I'm mobile so I can't check now but you should be able to find a OS for your device as well as instructions.
All the best.
Thanks again for any advice.
What are the other suggestions given?
The only thought I have is do not use a USB hub, keyboard USB port, or anything like that. If you are using a desktop, use a port on the back of the box. If you are using a laptop and you have a desktop available, try the desktop.
Ok. Take a look at the following post:
I would give that technique a try. If that doesn't get you going, do a search on that error message you got and see what else you can find.
Also, you definity downloaded AND installed the device software for your exact model blackberry, correct?
I've definitely downloaded the right software for my device. It's the RIM 7230, and I did double check that, but one thing I noticed was that only OS V4 was available not V3 which was what was installed before I wiped it.
This is the error message I'm getting:
Did you try #2 and #4?
I really don't know. It may be just a matter of trying again until you get the timing just right.
But as I say, google that error message. Over the years I know I've read a lot of techniques for dealing with this general sort of thing, but I don't remember details and don't have personal experience.
And browser down throught the JL_CMDER thread. There are a lot of posts from people having trouble connecting, with responses.
Thanks for the info here...
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