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Registered: ‎04-20-2012
My Device: Torch 9800
My Carrier: AT&T

If your BlackBerry Torch Screen Goes Black --- Read this!

Recently, my BlackBerry Torch screen went black. The phone was still active, but I couldn't see anything on the screen. Opening and closing the screen slowly, pulling the battery, or standing on my head and begging the phone to work didn't enable the screen.


After a lot of searches, I finally realized my screen was not going to come back on and that this is a rampant problem. I've since made the leap to an iPhone 4s. I still had many photos and videos of my children on my BB; including custom ring tones my son made for my contacts. In short, information I wanted. This was an Enterprise activated BB that was protected by a password. Inspite of this, I was able to get everything off the phone very simply.


I downloaded and installed the BlackBerry Desktop Manager (mentioned in some of the posts). I was able to connect my device. The software provided the password challenge via my PC and I was able to log into the phone. I then used Windows Explorer to search every folder and remove all the photos, videos, and ring tones I wanted. The only thing I didn't salvage were my texts; not a big loss.


In summary, if your screen goes black, contact your provider for a replacement. While you are waiting for a replacement, install BlackBerry Desktop Manager and get all your personal information off. And above all, DON'T PANIC! There is hope :smileyhappy:

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

Re: If your BlackBerry Torch Screen Goes Black --- Read this!

Good points, stressed here daily.


  • Install AND use BlackBerry Protect, for seamless over the air backups
  • Backup at least weekly, using the BlackBerry Desktop Software
  • Backup your Media Card

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