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New Contributor
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎05-09-2009
My Device: Not Specified

BlackBerry Bold 4 Blinking Lights

I left my BlackBerry Bold in my glove compartment this past weekend, where the battery on it ran out.  When I came back to my car and attempted to charge it I get one red light, followed by three red lights.  This pattern repeats itself over and over and I can't start the phone.  I've tried to connect it to my car charger, pc, and also the wall outlet and all show the same behavior.  My PC in fact can't even detect that the BlackBerry is connected.  I haven't seen anyone else on here reporting this problem (in connection with the four blinking lights pattern).

Elite I
Posts: 6,343
Registered: ‎08-19-2008
My Device: 9800 - OS 6.0.0.246

Re: BlackBerry Bold 4 Blinking Lights

Have you also tried removing thed battery for 30 seconds and replacing it to see if the device reboots?
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New Contributor
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎05-09-2009
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Re: BlackBerry Bold 4 Blinking Lights

Yes I've tried that.  I've left the battery out over night in fact (I've also tried charging it over night).  Still just get that same blinking pattern when it's connected.
Elite I
Posts: 6,343
Registered: ‎08-19-2008
My Device: 9800 - OS 6.0.0.246

Re: BlackBerry Bold 4 Blinking Lights

Sounds like something happened to the OS. May have to end up using JL_Cmdr to reload your OS

http://blackberryfaq.net/index.php/How_do_I_wipe_the_BlackBerry_using_Jl_Cmder%3F

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Posts: 4
Registered: ‎05-09-2009
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Re: BlackBerry Bold 4 Blinking Lights

I run into the same problem, the OS can't detect the device so I can't wipe it.  I even tried doing the additional steps to detect it but USB doesn't show up in the loader.
Elite I
Posts: 6,343
Registered: ‎08-19-2008
My Device: 9800 - OS 6.0.0.246

Re: BlackBerry Bold 4 Blinking Lights

I've heard of having to try several times using this utility until it connects. All I can receommed is to keep trying and eventually it will connect and wipe allowing you to reload the OS. Let me know how it goes.
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New Contributor
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎05-09-2009
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Re: BlackBerry Bold 4 Blinking Lights

Thanks for your help, the most I get is "unknown device" when it's connected and that it can't start...which is infrequently.  Usually, there's just no connection.

 

I think this phone might now be a paper weight.

New Contributor
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎10-22-2010
My Device: BOLD 9700

Re: BlackBerry Bold 4 Blinking Lights

I have the exact same problem, i was using my phone the other day and the screen just turned white but functioned normally. the next day the phone switched off and wouldnt come back on, it blinks four red lights. i have tried everything from battery pulls to attempting to update the OS while connecting it to my PC, but the problem is everytime it is connected to the computer it then disconnects. I am going mad. I have very important information on this phone and dont mind throwing it away as long as i have all the info, can someone help me with this?

 

Thanks

Mark

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Posts: 11
Registered: ‎11-05-2008
My Device: Q10, Bold 9000, Curve 8520
My Carrier: Vodafone, TIM, Orange

Re: BlackBerry Bold 4 Blinking Lights

Same problem here. Four blinking lights and dead device. I would expect for blackberry support to have those kind of answers, because number of blinks means something and somebody put it there with a reason, it's not a random thing.....

New Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎08-13-2011
My Device: 8520
My Carrier: vodafone

Re: BlackBerry Bold 4 Blinking Lights

yes i also faced such problem..for this u have to plug and charge with the electric charger when your battery is completely out of charge..USB and other source wont work..also give some time to charge and it will recover automatically.