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Old 06-26-2007, 11:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I own a 8700g and its been fine until now.

My USB connection broke... or doesnt seem to work anyway, and I cannot recharge my device or back it up.

I installed the Desktop Manager to my PC and couldnt connect via USB.

I installed PocketMAC on my Macbook so I could sync via BlueTooth but no luck either. Apparently BlueTooth only works with BB on a PC.

I went out an bought a bluetooth adapter for my PC and after 2 hours of troubleshooting I discovered that unless the bluetooth on the PC is a native windows device it will not work either.

Please help! Does anyone have any suggestions how I can back up my 340+ contact and content on my device before the battery dies completely???

Please let me know ASAP

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Old 06-27-2007, 01:09 AM   #2 (permalink)
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When I purchased my Bluetooth adapter I too was disappointed to find out that the Bluetooth option in the Desktop Manager would only work with the Microsoft Bluetooth stack, meaning I would have to have a Bluetooth device that had native Windows drivers.

Then I found a web site that shows how to add your Bluetooth's device information to Windows' bth.inf file. That way Windows will think there is a native driver, and install the Microsoft Bluetooth stack.

The web site is here: Sheer Boredom - Getting Bluetooth To Work

Hope this helps you get your Bluetooth device working.

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Old 06-27-2007, 01:30 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Have you tried recharging from the AC adapter?

If your cable is hosed, which is moderately unlikely, any replacement cable should work.
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What version of Desktop Manager do you have installed? Try installing the latest version (4.2)

https://www.blackberry.com/Downloads...1A3869CDA2FBD8
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MODs, please merge these two threads:
Please Help me with my 8700g!!!
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Thanks for the help! i took it to a repair shop this morning and they fixed it for $70. They just needed to solder my USB jack.

Glad I got it fixed!
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Does anyone have a problem selecting option to sync to outlook.
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Wirelessly posted (8700g: BlackBerry8800/4.2.1 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/102)

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Originally Posted by kfirlevy
Thanks for the help! i took it to a repair shop this morning and they fixed it for $70. They just needed to solder my USB jack.

Glad I got it fixed!
Woohoo--congrats.
Go do a backup and sync. Now.
Good luck.
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Wirelessly posted (8700g: BlackBerry8800/4.2.1 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/102)

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Does anyone have a problem selecting option to sync to outlook.
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Does your PIN appear at the bottom of the Desktop Manager and does it say "connected" at the bottom?
If not--unplug and battery pull to reboot your BlackBerry. Close and reopen DM.
Is your BlackBerry plugged via USB Directly to the PC, NOT through a USB hub?

Any luck?
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