My BlackBerry 8800 has started typing on its own. What I mean is that the unit, while sitting on the table untouched, starts to step through operations such as sending a text message (with garbage text or empty).
It's like something is wrong with the keyboard, like what you would expect if the thing was shorting out.
Get this though - this is the second 8800 I've had that has done this! My first one did the exact same thing and I returned it and got this one.
I have no idea what is causing this but it is truly driving me crazy. Last night it sent 200 text messages all through the night because I forgot to lock it. Fortunately they were to a friend and not a customer or someone that would have been pissed.
The unit is in great condition - no damage, etc... It just started doing this out of the blue.
Any ideas? Is it possible it is a software thing? Seems remote but to have it happen twice just seems too odd.
Burn through the User guide on the fallowing link and try doing a system reset. To be safe, with all of your business contacts and all, make sure you have a recent backup on your memory card…or back them up individually on your SIM.
I would strongly suggest just returning it. I have heard there were some production issues with early builds of the unit, and I must say that the device I received today has none of the problems my other one did--including sqeaky sides and dust under the screen. This one is perfect.
You may be saving yourself some grief in the future by just exchanging it now. Just a thought and good luck.
Just curious if anyone has discovered the cause of the haunted keyboard? Mine started doing the same thing over the weekend. Sometimes the keyboard works fine, sometimes not at all and sometimes it has a mind of its own and types gibberish with no input from me. Aside from the keyboard not working the power button, mute button, convenience button, etc. do not work. I can perform a reset by removing the battery and after the third or fourth attempt the issue is usually resolved for about 10 minutes and then its haunted again.
The unit was never exposed to moisture or an environment that would produce condensation. However, it is an early production unit. In fact it was the second unit sold in Denver. Cingular is sending me a replacement but if there is something I could have done to prevent the malfunction I would be interested in knowing.
I had a similar problem with my laptop (I did say longshot, heh). To cut the story short, turned out my bluetooth keyboard which was in my suitcase a few feet away with several keys depressed simultaneously was causing all sorts of random problems depending on what I was doing, and often also when I was doing nothing.