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Ashish_Awasthi
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎09-11-2013
My Device: Bold 5 9790 yr-2012

Heating Issue

my handset automatically heats up and the battery drains out. I've sent it to service center for 6 times, changed the battery and have also got the OS updated (by the service center).

Whether I talk, text, browse, surf internet or play games; irrespective of these tasks the phone gets heated up within 5 minutes (after booting). If I do not perform any task (after booting up) even then the handset gradually heats up. If I put it to charge even then it heats up.

I tested it by removing all the 3rd party apps but in vain. As of now Im using only "whatsapp".

The temperature is so high that sometimes i've to remove the battery to let it cool down (I get a fright that the battery may burst/blow).

Plz help. Thanx in advance.

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sdgardne
Posts: 48,794
Registered: ‎11-28-2008
My Device: Z30, Z10 & Q10 (10.2.2.1531), Playbook (2.1.0.1526)

Re: Heating Issue

Hi and Welcome to the Community!

I recommend that you try an OS reload, and perhaps use the "Bare Bones" method below. The simplest way is to, on a PC (you cannot do this on MAC):

1) Make sure you have a current and complete backup of your BB...you can find complete instructions via the link in my auto-sig below.

2) Uninstall, from your PC, any BB OS packages

3) Make sure you have the BB Desktop Software already installed

4) Download and install, to your PC, the BB OS package you desire:

  • http://us.blackberry.com/support/downloads/download_sites.jsp
  • It is sorted first by carrier -- so if all you want are the OS levels your carrier supports, your search will be quick. However, some carriers are much slower than others to release updates. To truly seek out the most up-to-date OS package for your BB, you must dig through and find all carriers that support your specific model BB, and then compare the OS levels that they support.

5) Delete, on your PC, all copies of VENDOR.XML...there will be at least one, and perhaps 2, and they will be located in or similarly to (it changes based on your Windows version) these folders:

  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Research In Motion\AppLoader
  • C:\Users\(your Windows UserName)\AppData\Roaming\Research In Motion\BlackBerry\Loader XML

6a) For changing your installed BB OS level (upgrade or downgrade), you can launch the Desktop Software and connect your BB...the software should offer you the OS package you installed to your PC.

6b) Or, for reloading your currently installed BB OS level as well as for changing it, bypass the Desktop Software and use LOADER.EXE directly, by proceeding to step 2 in this process:

If, during the processes of 6a or 6b, your BB presents a "507" error, simply unplug the USB cord from the BB and re-insert it...don't do anything else...this should allow the install to continue.



You may also want to investigate the use of BBSAK (bbsak.org) to perform the wipe it is capable of.



You may also want to try the "Bare Bones OS Reload Procedure" to attempt to narrow down the precise causal item:

  1. Load your OS "bare bones"...if anything is optional, do not install it.
  2. If the behavior presents immediately, then try a different OS with step 1
  3. If the behavior does not immediately present, then run for as long as it takes for you to be sure that the behavior will not present.
  4. Add one thing -- no matter how tempting, just one.
  5. If the behavior does not present immediately, then again run for long enough to be sure it will not have the same problem
  6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 until all things are loaded or the behavior presents

When the behavior presents, you know the culprit...the last thing you loaded.

If the behavior does not re-present, then you know that either step 1 or 2 cured it.

If the behavior presents no matter what, then you likely have a hardware level issue for which no amount of OS or software can cure.



You may also need the use of these tricks:



If you are on MAC, you are limited to only your carriers sanctioned OS packages...but can still use any levels that they currently sanction. See this procedure:

  • KB19915How to perform a clean reload of BlackBerry smartphone application software using BlackBerry Desktop Software

Good luck and let us know!


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New Contributor
Ashish_Awasthi
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎09-11-2013
My Device: Bold 5 9790 yr-2012

Re: Heating Issue

Thanks for your advice. I had had an accident and was advised bedrest. Saw tour post a few days back.

Your response is very well explained, however, Im not so tech savvy and so was unable to understand any of the technical terms. request you to send me a simplified version, if possible. Or can I share this with the Blackberry service center team?

Rgds.

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sdgardne
Posts: 48,794
Registered: ‎11-28-2008
My Device: Z30, Z10 & Q10 (10.2.2.1531), Playbook (2.1.0.1526)

Re: Heating Issue

I'm sorry, but it's really quite impossible for me to (again) re-write that into terms you still may or may not understand. If you ask specific questions, I'd be very happy to provide you with explanations...but to, in essence, tell me that you understand none of it precludes me from giving anything additional. Again, if you ask a specific question, I can answer...but "everything" is just too broad for me to be able to respond to.

Occam's Razor nearly always applies when troubleshooting technology issues!
If anyone has been helpful to you, please show your appreciation by clicking the button inside of their post. Please click here and read, along with the threads to which it links, for helpful information to guide you as you proceed. I always recommend that you treat your BlackBerry like any other computing device, including using a regular backup schedule...click here for an article with instructions.
Join our BBM Channels
BSCF General Channel
PIN: C0001B7B4   Display/Scan Bar Code
Knowledge Base Updates
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