Originally Posted by xfinity
hey i lost my charger. I plugged my black berry into the PC and it says its charging. the lightning bolt pops up. But it doesnt really charge i dont think...unless its like super slow...any ideas? i reallllyyy need to charge it its almost dead!
You need to install the BlackBerry USB drivers -- the easiest way to do is install BlackBerry Desktop Manager. (Though you can copy the USB driver files from an existing installation onto a memory stick -- you only need two files.)
Plug it into a powered hub, not an unpowered hub. Try plugging it directly into the computer.
If you already did this (And can even sync), and if the lightning bolt stays highlighted, it might be charging at the USB slow charge (100mA) rather than the fast charge (500mA). Give it an overnighter. If you are on fast charge, you will get noticeably improved partial charge after 30 to 60 minutes, though in reality it takes a few hours to fully top off from a USB port. The standalone charger is usually faster.