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Forum: BlackBerry Help 08-13-2013, 04:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,370
Posted By Smacca
Re: How can I restore 9780 backup data to my new Q10?

This doesn't work for me, I'm afraid. I also find that half the time it doesn't let me put in the optional settings, and when it does I press 'next' and nothing happens. Then the program closes and...
Forum: BlackBerry Help 08-07-2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,370
Posted By Smacca
Re: How can I restore 9780 backup data to my new Q10?

Thank you very much for explaining this to me. I know that I can access my work e-mail using the BlackBerry Q10 browser, essentially like webmail of old, but it looks terrible. I had the same problem...
Forum: BlackBerry Help 08-06-2013, 09:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,370
Posted By Smacca
Re: How can I restore 9780 backup data to my new Q10?

Yes and no; some people have company iPhones, and they are set up to get their e-mail in the normal iPhone mail place, and some do not have company iPhones and have to use Mail+, an app which uses...
Forum: BlackBerry Help 08-06-2013, 06:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,370
Posted By Smacca
Re: How can I restore 9780 backup data to my new Q10?

Thank you very much for this -- I'll try it later.

In the meantime, what I did was get a very old Curve, one where the screen was broken but was apparently working apart from that, and restored the...
Forum: BlackBerry Help 08-02-2013, 04:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,370
Posted By Smacca
How can I restore 9780 backup data to my new Q10?

My 9780 is completely dead. First I got the white screen of death for a few days, then it collapsed completely. I've tried everything -- holding the power button while plugging it in and inserting...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 04-24-2010, 05:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 21,270
Posted By Smacca
Even more infuriating is that when you go into...

Even more infuriating is that when you go into Options --> Screen/Keyboard --> Left Side Convenience Key Opens: and choose Password Lock...it does NOT work!

I wonder does RIM even know that this is...
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 04-08-2010, 01:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,399
Posted By Smacca
I've been having the same issue. I've now turned...

I've been having the same issue. I've now turned off the Gmail sync option, and synced again with Outlook, but some of my contacts are missing, and some are corrupted. For example, people have been...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 03-16-2010, 01:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 21,270
Posted By Smacca
I have to say this is driving me crazy! Tomorrow...

I have to say this is driving me crazy! Tomorrow is Saint Patrick's Day -- suppose I am taking the traditional tiny sip of an alcoholic beverage in a bar with my friends, and I step away from the...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 01-12-2010, 06:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,268
Posted By Smacca
Update: I managed to download an earlier version...

Update: I managed to download an earlier version using an older link, connected it to my device, did as instructed above -- it may have solved the problem, but it has also wiped out all my SMSs...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 01-12-2010, 05:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,268
Posted By Smacca
Thanks for the tip. Just in case others have the...

Thanks for the tip. Just in case others have the same problems:

* I googled BBSAK and it sent me to download the latest version at rimgeeks, which would not allow me to download it without being...
Forum: Rumor Mill 12-22-2009, 12:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,443
Posted By Smacca
Fair point -- maybe it's my fingers that are...

Fair point -- maybe it's my fingers that are clunky!
Forum: Rumor Mill 12-22-2009, 10:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,443
Posted By Smacca
Still trawling for news, and I can find zip since...

Still trawling for news, and I can find zip since Boy Genius's report back in February and March 2009, calling it the 9300.

Does no one else find this strange? We now know for a fact (because of the...
Forum: Rumor Mill 12-20-2009, 06:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,443
Posted By Smacca
3G Curve in the pipeline?

Anyone heard anything abut a 3G Curve?

I'm tempted to buy the Bold 9700, which is the same size as my nice 8900 Curve (screen is a tiny bit bigger), but I prefer the keyboard on my Curve.

Also,...
Forum: WiFi HotZone 08-26-2009, 05:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,161
Posted By Smacca
Well, I spoke too soon; it's back to grey, I'm...

Well, I spoke too soon; it's back to grey, I'm afraid -- and I touched or did absolutely nothing. Oh well...

At this stage I'm seriously considering getting an iPhone or maybe a cheap android...
Forum: WiFi HotZone 08-26-2009, 05:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,161
Posted By Smacca
Hey, that sounds fabulous -- can anyone use it...

Hey, that sounds fabulous -- can anyone use it once you get it, or does it only work through a carrier? (I'm with O2 Ireland, and I'm nearly sure they don't offer that -- they're far too busy...
Forum: WiFi HotZone 08-26-2009, 05:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,161
Posted By Smacca
I have a wired computer on the network (I'm...

I have a wired computer on the network (I'm writing this on it), and whatever way it is set up it was done automatically because I haven't a clue how to configure it.



That checkbox was ticked, and...
Forum: WiFi HotZone 08-26-2009, 05:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,161
Posted By Smacca
Thanks for all of that, hrbuckley. I've been...

Thanks for all of that, hrbuckley. I've been trying to figure out how to configure my router. It's integrated with my cable and telephone service, but I think I have DCHP enabled.

I'm still not...
Forum: WiFi HotZone 08-17-2009, 05:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,161
Posted By Smacca
Thanks for that... at this stage I'm so desperate...

Thanks for that... at this stage I'm so desperate I'd buy a wi-fi router in the US or Canada and ship it over here and connect it by wire to my existing router -- if I thought that would work. Maybe...
Forum: WiFi HotZone 08-17-2009, 05:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,161
Posted By Smacca
Hi there. I'm using OS v4.6.1.250. I'm in Europe,...

Hi there. I'm using OS v4.6.1.250. I'm in Europe, and using GSM/GPRS/EDGE. I'm thinking UMA is what yu get to use on Verizon or Sprint in North America, but I may be wrong about that (also!) -- in...
Forum: WiFi HotZone 08-17-2009, 05:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,161
Posted By Smacca
Hi hrbuckley, thanks for the query. I've done...

Hi hrbuckley, thanks for the query. I've done that, it says:

Current Profile:smcparis (this is the name of my wi-fi in Paris)
SSID: smcparis
AP MAC Address: 8A:A2:0B:00:73:34
Security Type:...
Forum: WiFi HotZone 08-17-2009, 11:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,161
Posted By Smacca
Wifi problems, really shoddy, feel short-changed, feature not up to RIM standards

Before anyone jumps down my throat for daring to criticise RIM on this forum, please understand that I am a big fan of the Blackberry, and will always be. I just have a problem with this one feature...
Forum: Beta You Than Me 06-27-2009, 05:04 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 17,136
Posted By Smacca
I can't get any accented characters. When you...

I can't get any accented characters. When you hold down, a vowel and move the trackball, it just gives you a capitalised vowel.

I can't send a picture straight after taking it -- it says "could not...
Forum: Beta You Than Me 06-27-2009, 04:42 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 17,136
Posted By Smacca
If you press in the trackball it zooms.

If you press in the trackball it zooms.
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 06-05-2009, 01:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,700
Posted By Smacca
Thanks for that, ggonzales114; unfortunately I...

Thanks for that, ggonzales114; unfortunately I have tried it with both open and password protected wi-fi networks, and it makes no difference.

I notice that there are dozens of people on these...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 05-11-2009, 10:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,322
Posted By Smacca
That should do the trick. If you're lucky, you'll...

That should do the trick. If you're lucky, you'll be able to get all your e-mail messages, and even use Blackberry IM, through a wi-fi connection. I found I was able to find and 'connect' to various...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 05-01-2009, 02:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,700
Posted By Smacca
I have had continuing problems with exactly this...

I have had continuing problems with exactly this issue, and nothing I do seems to be able to resolve it. I have switched the browser configuration (in advanced settings) to and from Hotspot Browser,...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 03-20-2009, 06:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,421
Posted By Smacca
Hey, managed to install .174 -- and the problem...

Hey, managed to install .174 -- and the problem remains! Some of the movies I'm comfortable with my niece (Disney, etc) seeing are not visible by clicking 'videos' and I can only find them by using...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 03-20-2009, 06:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,423
Posted By Smacca
Sorry to ask what I'm sure is a dumb question,...

Sorry to ask what I'm sure is a dumb question, but I've been having identical problems: How do I do a "ping on a self selection"?
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 03-20-2009, 06:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,686
Posted By Smacca
Ah, that's really useful information -- thanks....

Ah, that's really useful information -- thanks. Things are beginning to make sense to me now...

Two questions, so:

1. Does that mean that if I have the white dash I AM connected to the "normal"...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 03-18-2009, 06:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,686
Posted By Smacca
No -- I couldn't find a clean copy of .174 --...

No -- I couldn't find a clean copy of .174 -- I'll just have to wait!

By the way -- I was WRONG when I said Viigo was uploading/renewing when my wi-fi did connect The little circle in the bottom...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 03-16-2009, 12:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,334
Posted By Smacca
Not sure how much use this is, as it is just one...

Not sure how much use this is, as it is just one person's experience, but a few weeks ago I bought a battery from Hong Kong -- the brand is Cameron Sino -- and it is working just fine. I can't see...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 03-16-2009, 12:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,334
Posted By Smacca
Not sure how much use this is, as it is just one...

Not sure how much use this is, as it is just one person's experience, but a few weeks ago I bought a battery from Hong Kong -- the brand is Cameron Sino -- and it is working just fine. I can't see...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 03-16-2009, 11:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,686
Posted By Smacca
Thanks for that -- I will try .174 -- I see a...

Thanks for that -- I will try .174 -- I see a link to it elsewhere -- and I'll report back! Brgds, S.
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 03-16-2009, 11:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,421
Posted By Smacca
Ha -- if it's a bug it serves me right for...

Ha -- if it's a bug it serves me right for downloading each new version as soon as I can!
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 03-16-2009, 11:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,421
Posted By Smacca
Thanks Raja. The files I'm taking about are...

Thanks Raja. The files I'm taking about are mostly avi files. But most of the ones that are showing up are avi files too. I use Blackberry Video Creator to reduce the file sizes and convert them to...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 03-16-2009, 09:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,686
Posted By Smacca
Hmmm. That trick with the Options > Advanced...

Hmmm. That trick with the Options > Advanced Options > Host Routing Table > Menu Key > Register Now didn't work. It's the same bizarre behavior -- it tells me I'm connected, tells me, in green...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 03-16-2009, 03:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 10,795
Posted By Smacca
That's easy to do -- you just go to a particular...

That's easy to do -- you just go to a particular icon but don't press on it, press the menu (BlackBerry) key instead. It will give you choices: Move, Move to Folder, Hide, Show All, Add Folder and...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 03-16-2009, 03:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,686
Posted By Smacca
Thanks for that -- I'll try it. I would have...

Thanks for that -- I'll try it. I would have thought that the BB IM and Viigo were working through my data plan, but I'm roaming (in France) and I've turned off data when roaming, so I'm getting a...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 03-16-2009, 03:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,421
Posted By Smacca
Hey -- that works -- thanks a million! I wonder...

Hey -- that works -- thanks a million! I wonder why it happens like that. If I knew, I could put any of the films that are rated over 16s in the section that doesn't come up in "videos"...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 03-15-2009, 06:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,421
Posted By Smacca
Movies disappearing from my Micro SD card

I notice that some (not all) the movies I've put on my 16Gb SanDisk micro SD card are not visible (and therefore not playable) when I go into Media-->Videos on my BB 8900. I know there are there,...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 03-15-2009, 06:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,686
Posted By Smacca
Wi-Fi problems

I'm having serious difficulties with the wi-fi on my 8900 -- can't figure out if it is me, a bad BB, or something else.

Basically, I do a scan for a new network, choose an open one, and log onto it....
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 01-24-2009, 10:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,601
Posted By Smacca
Yeah? That sounds like a good deal. Where?

Yeah? That sounds like a good deal. Where?
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 12-09-2008, 04:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By Smacca
Perfect -- thanks a million!

Perfect -- thanks a million!
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 12-09-2008, 04:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By Smacca
What letters reveal firmware version?

There is a series of four letters one can input to find out what firmware version a Blackberry is using (when "options --> about" isn't working), but I've forgotten how to do it. I've tried about 10...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 11-24-2008, 05:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,876
Posted By Smacca
Yeah, that's a fair point -- I shouldn't have...

Yeah, that's a fair point -- I shouldn't have said "crippled".

And I see what you mean about the physical space limitations, certainly when it comes to the Storm.

But would you not be less inclined...
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 11-21-2008, 09:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,554
Posted By Smacca
Hey -- I had the same problem, using DM4.7, and...

Hey -- I had the same problem, using DM4.7, and your solution (clearing the "browser data cache") worked for me. Thank you very much.
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 11-20-2008, 12:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,876
Posted By Smacca
No wi-fi? I'm a big RIM fan...but I don't like being used.

I'm so disappointed. No wifi? That's ridiculous! I'd be very surprised if this weren't a requirement of Verizon and Vodafone, to try to drive data traffic on their networks.

Those networks are...
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 08-13-2008, 06:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 851
Posted By Smacca
Daphne, that worked for me, and I'm very grateful...

Daphne, that worked for me, and I'm very grateful to you for the steer; thanks.
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 06-18-2008, 05:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 886
Posted By Smacca
Hey, thanks for that suggestion. I just installed...

Hey, thanks for that suggestion. I just installed 4.5.0.42 and it has been freezing and resetting ever since, driving me nuts. I was just about to downgrade the OS again (this is the second time I've...
Forum: Beta You Than Me 04-19-2008, 10:16 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 31,184
Posted By Smacca
Seems to be working now -- but as usual I have no...

Seems to be working now -- but as usual I have no real idea why now as opposed to an hour ago... :-)
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