06-02-2008 09:14 PM
For some reason my Pearl will not turn on all of a sudden. It was on and everything was fine. I looked at it like 10 minutes later and it was off. I tried to turn it back on but it would not turn on. I didn't drop it or anything like that, it just stopped all of a sudden.
I have taken the battery out and put it back in. That did nothing. The battery is not dead, it was fully charged. I plugged it in anyway to see if there was a battery problem and the red LED light came on and flashed slowly but nothing else happened.
Any ideas on what to do?
Thanks in advance.
06-02-2008 10:56 PM
Download the lastest Software for this device from your Carriers Blackberry website.
Once downloaded to your pc, double click to install it.
*Then* plug in ur device to the computer, and using application loader in desktop manager program, push the software to the device.
If you do not have desktop manager, you can still push the software through. Just let me know and i will explain how.. (otherwise you will be spending your whole day downloading both!)
06-03-2008 01:08 AM - edited 06-03-2008 01:13 AM
Hey, thanks for the advice.
I downloaded the updates and installed them. I then plugged the phone into my computer and the phone powered on. I did not know if I was supposed do "Restore" or what... sorry for being such a "newb" about this. So, while I was decided what I need to do, the phone shut back off.
If I do need to restore, where is the freaking restore file located at. I can't seem to find it and it didn't say during the install.
EDIT: I did not even take notice to "Application Manager." I ran it with Application Manager now and it did not do anything. The phone is not coming on even when I plug it into the computer now.
06-03-2008 10:55 AM
After messing with it some more I got it to work. Reinstalled the software and everything. The phone is working, but only when plugged into my computer. It shuts off as soon as I unplug it.
Any ideas on why this is?
06-03-2008 11:26 AM
The phone is working, but only when plugged into my computer. It shuts off as soon as I unplug it.
Any ideas on why this is?
It seems that your battery may be faulty.
06-09-2008 04:33 PM
I see that there was no closure on this and rather than start a new thread I thought it might be better if I posted here. My son's 8100 suddenly wouldn't turn on as well. No LED, no nothing. I tried swapping out the battery with my other son's Pearl as well. I cannot even get an LED blink 1 time when I plug it into both the wall AND the computer. I cleaned the battery contacts both on battery and on device, tried taking out SIM Card, memory card, etc. I am at a loss here and my son is disappointed. Can anyone offer any help? He bought it used but it worked great up until this. Thank you in advance for any help you might have for us.
06-10-2008 01:53 PM
06-17-2008 08:28 PM - edited 06-17-2008 08:29 PM