12-26-2008 10:13 AM
Hi, I am a Bold owner from Grand Cayman. My service provider is Cable & Wireless. I am now in Massachusetts roaming on T-Mobile. My Bold, which is about 50% charged, will boot up, but will take a long time. Sometimes the LED red light will stay on for about 5 mintues then the system will come up. If I attempt to touch any button, the red light comes back on, the screen goes black, then white with the "waiting" little clock on the white screen. it will stay that way for 10 minutes or more.
I have tried to take out the battery and SIM card and replace after 10 minutes. It worked ok Christmas Day. Then last night I turned off the phone for the night. Tried to turn it on again this morning, same boot up problems and crashing problems. Took battery out again; now not booting up, just get the red light and the white screen with the "Waiting" little clock again.
Wondering if it is a problem with roaming? I dont have any software here with me. There is no hard reset for this phone except take out the battery? And the white screen with the clock just seems to be in an infinite reboot mode.
Any suggestions to get this phone running again? Battery is at about 50%. I have plugged it into the wall, but the chargin light doesnt come on, only the LED red light sometimes.
Thanks for ANY help!
12-26-2008 10:24 AM
I seriously doubt being on roaming on TMobile is causing the reboots. That is likely a java error or third party application or theme. Have you loaded any lately?
Let your BB charge a couple hours. There is no charging light, except for the charge indicator on the homescreen.
12-26-2008 11:29 AM
Thanks. What I meant about charging is when the phone is turned off manually, when plugged into the charger, there is a green/orange light that indicates it is being charged. Since I can't even turn the phone off manually, there is no charging light when it is plugged in, that is what I meant.
I can't even get to the home screen for more than 1 minute or so, but I have seen very quickly that the charging indicator is on.
I haven't loaded anything recently onto the Bold. I have about 220 songs on the device, but they were loaded about 2 months ago when I first got the phone. I do have quite a lot of videos that I have taken of my babies and about 300 pictures as well. I used to use the Facebook for Blackberry application, but removed that long ago since that tended to crash the device as well.
I put the battery back in about 30 minutes ago and left the device. Will leave it charging and see if everything works out. Thanks very much.
12-26-2008 11:29 PM
That yellowish-green light when charging means you are under 15% charge.
You really don't need to turn the BB off to charge, so I wouldn't worry about that.