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michelle30
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Registered: ‎10-12-2012
My Device: blackberry curve 8520
My Carrier: vodafone

broken

my blackberry curve will not power on :Helpsmilie: going demented,

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JSanders
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Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: Z30 • Z10 • Torch9850 • Playbook
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: broken

Not knowing what else you might have attempted... Do a simple reboot on the BlackBerry in this manner: With the BlackBerry device POWERED ON, remove the battery for a minute, and then reinsert the battery to reboot. A reboot in this manner is prescribed for most glitches and operating system errors, and you will lose no data on the device doing this.


If you know more, please post. It's quite difficult to diagnose these things a thousand miles away with "will not power on".

 

Have you recently installed any new apps or themes?

Anything.




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michelle30
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Re: broken

Very sorry about lack of information,I'm not real good at all this technology, my daughter has informed me she recently downloaded a cheetah theme onto it about a week ago,the phone just powered off the other day and hasn't come back on since the red led light flashes on for about 10 seconds and then it tries to start but it just goes back to the red led again thanks

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Re: broken

ok, hopefully that will help...

 

  • Start the device up in Safe Mode. I recommend doing this while connected to the charger.
  • Then, go to Options > Advanced > Applications and delete that theme. (or to Options > Themes).
  • Restart the device in normal mode.

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Article ID: KB17877 How to start a BlackBerry smartphone in Safe Mode http://www.blackberry.com/btsc/KB17877

 




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michelle30
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Re: broken

Sorry for been so annoying the phone wont even start up in safe mode

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Re: broken

1) Make sure you have Blackberry Desktop Manager installed.
http://na.blackberry.com/eng/services/desktop/
2) On your PC, go to Start > Run and copy and paste the following line exactly (meaning with the quotation marks):

"c:\program files\common files\research in motion\apploader\loader.exe" /nojvm

3) The Application Loader Wizard will appear -- click "Next."
4) In the "Connection:" drop-down menu, you should see "USB-PIN: UNKNOWN". Click the "Next" button.
5) You should then see a list of applications ready to be installed for your Blackberry. Hit Next and Finish and you are well on your way to getting your Blackberry back to life. Congrats! Just don't disconnect anything and let the lengthy process finish completely.

NOTE: If you do not see a list of applications mentioned in step 5 and instead see the message "The Blackberry Desktop Software does not have Blackberry Device Software for the device that you have connected to the computer. Contact your wireless service provider or system administrator," then you must download Blackberry's Operating System for your carrier and device.
http://www.blackberryfaq.com/index.php/BlackBerry_Operating_System_Downloads
Just select the appropriate carrier and network type, select your Blackberry model from the list and download the latest version. Install this download and follow the above steps again and you should be on the right path.



Article ID: http://www.blackberry.com/btsc/KB10144
KB10144 How to force the detection of the BlackBerry smartphone using Application Loader




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