12-20-2011 12:32 PM
12-23-2011 08:09 PM
I got my volt meter on the battery, the battery is stated to be 3.7v and is currently 3.3v compared to my Dell Venue Pro which has a 3.7v battery and is currently at 70% charge but reading 3.95v. Battery dead?? Too dead to charge and would need to be forced a charge using a power supply? Is that why it does not turn on?
Also the battery has 4 points of conduct, the outer two i guess are for giving the phone power as they produce the 3.3v while to middle two are for charging.
On the Dell phone when plugged into the usb on the PC they are producing 0.15v meaning it is putting that amount of power into the battery.
The Bold however is flickering between 0.01 and 0.00 so broken power unit in the phone and no software fix?
12-23-2011 08:14 PM
so...been there done that...
the battery contact I've subscribed for charging points only charge when the phone system is up and running, for example i experimented also with different setups between my bricks, like putting a battery from a bricked device into a working 9900 , and it charged normaly.before charging the battery was completely empty,so the charging overnight with drained battery below 10 % (main reason for bricking 9900's/9930's) did brick my phone but didn't even charge my battery. so i charged the battery from my bricked device with the help of a non bricked 9900 and it charged normal, used the battery for two days without letting the battery drain below 10 % (just in case)
so I guess we're still far from a solution I'm losing faith in RIM (first time in almost 10 years) and hope they'll take serious action to resolve this issue and providing the people with bricked devices with a fix .
I think we all can agree : developing and invent new technology demand a prize when competed between marketleaders, as long there is a competition between different brands on the market , there will be bugs and bricks.I hope bb10 can compensate a huge appology for my lost hope in RIM's customer service...
12-23-2011 08:20 PM
12-23-2011 11:25 PM
I`ve just registered to share my experience on this BRICKING thing.
My 9900 died after an over-night charging, I mean, it was a solid brick, the red led just kept flashing on every attempt of booting, the ROM it was running was .474 and that day was the first day of my Xmas holiday, I have a flight to catch hence I just carried a DEAD phone with me through that whole day trip.
At night on the same day, I downloaded the newest(at that time) offical ROM which is .585, tried a few times and luckily, things worked out, my bricked 9900 was back to life. I was happy but much more exhausted, I synchronised all back-up from BB Protect immediately and went to bed thinking everything is fixed now.
When I woke up the next morning, a new problem came to me and hasn`t been solved since then. My revived 9900 just cannot connect to the 3G wireless network of my carrier, I tried my sim card on a Nokia E71 the signal strength was at PEAK.
I am downloading some older versions of ROM hoping this is just a software issue and could be solved by a stable version of ROM.
If anyone can suggest me some better advices, that would be much appreciated and truelly hop everyone who has been unlucky could catch his/her luck soon.
02-02-2012 04:51 PM
I am having the same problem and I downloaded the new "Software update", still no hope.
Is there a difference between that and the ROM update?
And for god's sake ARE THERE any solutions?