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Posts: 8
Registered: ‎08-20-2013
My Device: 9300 curve
My Carrier: vodacom

keyboard locked

I don't know what happened on my 8530 curve, was listening to music lastnight. This morning it was locked and when I press any key nothing happens. my cousin found that you can use the keyboard only if you hold the "Sym" key with every key you press. If you don't hold the "Sym" key nothing happens when you press any key or use the trackpad. How can I solve this problem?
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Registered: ‎11-28-2008
My Device: Z30/Z10/Q10 (10.3.1.2744), Playbook (2.1.0.1526)
My Carrier: TMobile USA

Re: keyboard locked

Hi and Welcome to the Community!

Anytime random strange behavior or sluggishness shows up, the first thing to try is a proper reboot:

  • With power ON, remove the back cover and pull out the battery. Wait about a minute then replace the battery and cover. Power up and wait patiently through the long reboot -- ~5 minutes.

See if things have returned to good operation. Like all computing devices, BB's suffer from memory leaks and such...with a hard reboot being the best cure.

Good luck!




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New Contributor
Posts: 8
Registered: ‎08-20-2013
My Device: 9300 curve
My Carrier: vodacom

Re: keyboard locked

I've tried rebooting for couple of times but it still doesn't work.
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Posts: 51,919
Registered: ‎11-28-2008
My Device: Z30/Z10/Q10 (10.3.1.2744), Playbook (2.1.0.1526)
My Carrier: TMobile USA

Re: keyboard locked

Did you do those reboots before your first post above? If so, then please tell us now everything that you've already tried...if you left out one thing from your first post, then the chances of having left out more greatly increase.

 


 

If you did these reboots in response to the suggestion I made, then that's different, in which case I recommend that you attempt to boot into Safe Mode:

  • KB17877 How to start a BlackBerry smartphone in Safe Mode

It may take you multiple attempts to get the ESC key sequence (press/release/hold) correct, so be patient. When successfully into Safe Mode, see what happens.

If the behavior ceases, then think carefully...what happened just before this behavior started? A new app? An update? A Theme? Something else? Think carefully as the smallest change could be causal...and attempt to undo whatever that was.



But if the behavior continues in Safe Mode, then you may need to consider more drastic actions -- WIPE, OS Reload, BBSAK Wipe/Reload, and the "Bare Bones" OS Reload Process. To prepare, you should be sure that you have a full backup to your PC...please review the Backup link in my auto-sig on this post for instructions.

You may also need the use of these tricks:

Good luck and let us know!




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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.
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