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Registered: ‎03-06-2009
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P.B.R. meaning it Powers on, goes to Black screen, then Red light flashes....?

ill tell you word for word what happen and see if you could help me out. i was listening to music one night with my phone on the charger, and fell asleep. when i woke up in the morning the hour glass would rotate, the screen would go black and a red light will flash. it would repeatedly do this. how do i fix this? or is there any fixing?
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My Device: Passport • Z30 • Z10 • Torch9850 • Playbook
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: P.B.R. meaning it Powers on, goes to Black screen, then Red light flashes....?

First off: With the BlackBerry device powered ON, remove the battery a few seconds and then reinsert the battery to reboot.




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Re: P.B.R. meaning it Powers on, goes to Black screen, then Red light flashes....?

nothing happened. i put the battery in, the hour glass rotates three times then goes to a black screen and flashes a red light for 3 seconds and 6 seconds later it repeats all over again. the "device" doesnt fully power on when it goes black. should i just send it off to get repaired?
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Re: P.B.R. meaning it Powers on, goes to Black screen, then Red light flashes....?

Your battery is dead.

 
Leave the device to charge 2-3 hours, and then, still connected to the USB cable, remove the the battery from the device a few seconds and reinsert it. If it boots--leave it to charge to 100% (check Options > Status for the percentage).

If it doesn't boot--try using a wall outlet charger if you are not. If you are connected via USB to the PC, make certain that you have Desktop Manager (or the USB device drivers) installed, which you can download below.

Here are some good charging tips, please read and you'll see that many of them will apply to you.
http://www.blackberrynews.com/2008/05/20/battery-use-tips-for-your-maximum-battery-life/




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Registered: ‎03-28-2009
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Re: P.B.R. meaning it Powers on, goes to Black screen, then Red light flashes....?

this almost same exact thing happened to me too only now my screen is completely black and that dumb red light does that same blinking pattern. i took out the battery, i charged it, i did all that stuff and it's not working. i took it to the sprint store where i bought it a few months ago and they said that the board is dead without even looking at the phone and that i'd have to pay for a replacement that they'd have to send away for. this sucks.