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Posts: 2
Registered: ‎12-02-2012
My Device: 9780
My Carrier: lime

LED light blinking

i have a bold 9780 and my LED light is just blinking in a sequence........but i cant fix the problem on the pc because i dont have a port. so what can i do?

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Posts: 57,612
Registered: ‎11-28-2008
My Device: PRIV (6.0.1/AAG111), Z10/Z30/Q10 (10.3.2.2813), Playbook (2.1.0.1526)
My Carrier: TMobile USA

Re: LED light blinking

Hi and Welcome to the Community!

Please try this sequence...note that, throughout the entire 4h15m process, your BB must remain connected to a known-good wall charger (not PC USB):

  1. With the battery inside, connect your BB to the wall charger
  2. Leave it alone for 2 hours, no matter what the LED or the display does
  3. Remove the battery
  4. Wait 15 minutes
  5. Insert the battery
  6. Wait another 2 hours, no matter what the LED or the display does

This has been known to "kick start" some BBs.




It is also possible that your battery or BB has experienced a problem...to test, this sequence is needed:

  1. Obtain a known good and already fully charged additional battery...use it in your BB and see what happens
  2. Obtain access to a known good and identical BB...use your battery in it and see what happens

The results of this will indicate if it's your BB or your battery that has the problem. If it turns out to be your BB, then a PC that meets the requirements for the Desktop Software will be required:


Good luck and let us know!


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Guru II
Posts: 21,728
Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: BlackBerry PRIV; BlackBerry Z30, Z10 and Q10 w/OS 10.3.2.2639; PlayBook w/OS 2.1.0.1917
My Carrier: AT&T

Re: LED light blinking

The device does not boot up?

Any fix is going to require plugging it into a USB port on a pc. Can you get access to one somewhere?

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New Contributor
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎12-02-2012
My Device: 9780
My Carrier: lime

Re: LED light blinking

i do not have a charging port at all so that is really the problem

Guru II
Posts: 21,728
Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: BlackBerry PRIV; BlackBerry Z30, Z10 and Q10 w/OS 10.3.2.2639; PlayBook w/OS 2.1.0.1917
My Carrier: AT&T

Re: LED light blinking

You don't even have a wall charger? The instructions sdgardne posted sometimes work without a PC if it's just a dead battery issue. if it's more serious than that then a PC will be needed to attempt to reload the OS.

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