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Old 06-26-2006, 12:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The profiles on my 8700g has different ringer setting for it being in the holster or not. This may be a stupid question, but how does the BB know that it's in the holster?

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It has a magnet built into it, and there is another magnet in the holster, as well as third party cases, and when then two magnets are within range of each other they place the BB in Sleep mode.
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I wonder if the BB's are "Magnet Resistant" do to this.

Most magnets don't play well with Hardware of anykind.
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No, no...the engineers at RIM intentionally put a magnet into the device that will break the device.
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The front of the BB has a magnetic switch (I believe) which is activated when it comes into proximity with the magnet in the holster.
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They say its a magnet. I believe the screen sensor (which controls the screen brightness) senses the total darkness of the holster. Then again it may be the pressure of the holster walls causing some pressure sensor to activate. Then again, it could be ... alright. I'll concede -- its the magnet.
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My 8700 does not recognize when it is in the holster. Anyone have any idea's how to get this fixed?

thanks
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Is it a third-party holster? Might be missing the magnet.
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Got an OEM Holster? Look for silver button on back of holster near the bottom.

Now place that silver dot over the 'B' key. Does the screen immediately turn off? Does it turn on when you move it away?
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You guys and your magnets... you completely shot my "little elves living inside my Blackberry" theory to hell ;)

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My 8700 does not recognize when it is in the holster. Anyone have any idea's how to get this fixed?

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You need to tell us what holster you are using.

Just a stab in the dark but if it is the OEM holster be aware that it has to be put in the holster with the face in. The screen should not face out.
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There was also a problem with some early OEM holsters that the BB did not seat properly and the magnet never got a change to put it to sleep.
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Hi,

The profiles on my 8700g has different ringer setting for it being in the holster or not. This may be a stupid question, but how does the BB know that it's in the holster?

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Everyone knows that BlackBerrys are magic!!!
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No really if your not looking at the blackberry it gets frustrated and goes asleep.
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I wonder if the BB's are "Magnet Resistant" do to this.

Most magnets don't play well with Hardware of anykind.
Speakers have magnets.
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They say its a magnet. I believe the screen sensor (which controls the screen brightness) senses the total darkness of the holster. Then again it may be the pressure of the holster walls causing some pressure sensor to activate. Then again, it could be ... alright. I'll concede -- its the magnet.
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well with my 8700 BB if i press the ALT and ENTER yet at the same time it locks it the same way as if it's in the holster ;)

Plus my case (holster) does not look like it has a magnetic in it at all - its just the standard 8700 Ornage UK jobby. it's a nice black leather one with a metal clip on it.
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You better hope it has a magnet. That is the only way that the BB knows to suspend in the holster.
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I wonder if the BB's are "Magnet Resistant" do to this.

Most magnets don't play well with Hardware of anykind.
REALLY???? Come on dude. Do you really think they would out it in there to make thier otherwise very reliable product break??!?!
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Hi guys,

I have the original holster that came with the 8700c. It does not recognize when its in the holster. It works on occasion, but very rarely. I have tried a friends holster (Original too) and it still does the same thing?

anyone help?
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