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Registered: ‎05-22-2009
My Device: BB 9780 OS
My Carrier: Vodafone Germany
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Dead Bold / LED flashes 1 pause 3 (10111)

This morning I removed my Bold from the charger and wonder why the Bold was off.

After trying to switch on the Phone, the LED begins to flash "one pause three" times.

After a battery pull no changes of the behavior. Also without the battery, but connected via USB to a pc the Bold LED begins to flash.

JL Commander or loader /nojvm brings no change. The Berry was not recognized by the pc.


Greets Birger

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My Device: Passport • Z30 • Z10 • Torch9850 • Playbook
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Re: Dead Bold / LED flashes 1 pause 3 (10111)

If you plan on wiping and reloading the OS, JLCmder will be the way to go, and one of your only hopes to get it working.


Is there any error on the screen? 


You will need to use JL_Cmder to wipe the device and subsequently load the OS to the device. Follow the instructions here:


If JL_Cmder does not work, follow this instructional:


Try it and keep trying it. I have seen it take 20 tries before JCCmder connected. Don't give up.

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New Contributor
Posts: 8
Registered: ‎05-22-2009
My Device: BB 9780 OS
My Carrier: Vodafone Germany

Re: Dead Bold / LED flashes 1 pause 3 (10111)

Thank you,
but I follow the JL_cmder instructions before I post my question here, and yes I try it serveral times.
But Vista and / or JL_Cmder did not recognize the device.

Is there a information about the LED Code?


I get today from my provider a new replacement Bold, so I can mark this as "solved"

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Posts: 3
Registered: ‎06-19-2010
My Device: bold 9000
My Carrier: 02

Re: Dead Bold / LED flashes 1 pause 3 (10111)

hi,,i am very curious about this particular flashing code (10111) as no one seems to know how to solve..Also why do bb's that show these symptoms never seem to be seen by the pc..???

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Posts: 2
Registered: ‎10-16-2010
My Device: 8900

Re: Dead Bold / LED flashes 1 pause 3 (10111)

I think it is impossible to solve by software ...  I have 3 days trying whit all possible tools on the net and still the pc does not recognize the device ... I found in the web as a solution "try to replace flash!!! If anyone have some solution, please, post it to save my 8900.... thanks!

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Posts: 3
Registered: ‎04-26-2012
My Device: Pearl 8220
My Carrier: AT&T

Re: Dead Bold / LED flashes 1 pause 3 (10111)

I've the same problem with a 9930, no matter what i do, the pc never recognizes the phone, with/out the baterry, always leds are blinking in the hexadecimal sequences, 10111, i need this phone fix!

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Registered: ‎04-01-2013
My Device: blackberry torch 9800
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Re: Dead Bold / LED flashes 1 pause 3 (10111)

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BlackBerry service indonesia :
There is no way to replacing flash IC because when you use another IC to replace it you'll get diferent PIN and IMEI that make your blackberry suspended,I suggest to heat with blower on your flash IC some case can solve that problem and may be can't solved to..





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Posts: 62
Registered: ‎07-21-2011
My Device: Q10 on Verizon; Classic & 9900 on T-Mo; PlayBook 2.0

Re: Dead Bold / LED flashes 1 pause 3 (10111)

Not that I like to provide unhelpful help or indicate that my story had an unhappy ending... when this happened with one of my user's devices, in the end it was a good thing the unit was still covered by a warranty as it had to be replaced.  There was no fix.