I recently came into possession of a broken 8800. It was stuck in a loop, where it would come on for a second, the hourglass would spin, then it would reset and start over.
Reading in the forums I tried the walkthrough of:
What to do next if Jl Cmder will not connect and wipe - BlackBerryFAQ
I was able to connect to the blackberry long enough that it got to a point where it asked for a password. I entered the wrong password 5 times so that it would wipe the blackberry.
As soon as it went to wipe the blackberry, it stopped rebooting... but now it I'm unable to connect to the blackberry from the PC.
When I first put the battery in (or connect it to the computer sans the battery), it will light up solid red (the top light) for about 30-45 seconds then it starts a blinking pattern of
two blinks-slight pause-two blinks-long pause - repeat
Any idea on what I could do to reinstall the OS?
(Just so you know, I work for a company IT department, and I'm just trying to salvage this blackberry)