11-30-2012 01:38 AM
As the subject says; Bold 9900 (with a dead battery) doesn't turn to life. Gives red LED flashes pattern as 1 long 3 short flashes. Cannot connect to the desktop manager or the apploader. No ding sound when connected to the desktop via usb cable. Tried with and without battery installed. Tried another battery, another cable, another laptop and differnt wall chargers. Researched almost every single fourm. Some suggest the above mentioned tricks which are not worling, obviously. Others suggest to throw the phone in the nearest bin and get a new phone (which is usually not a blackberry).
Can anyone, specially from RIM, who has a better understanding, tell us what is the problem diagnostic? and what are the possible solutions, if any?!
11-30-2012 12:51 PM
Let's start here:
Can anyone, specially from RIM, who has a better understanding, tell us what is the problem diagnostic?
The answer to that question is no...this site is a user-to-user community, not a user-to/from-RIM channel for any support or communications. Hence, no one from RIM can answer.
But, given your description, I cannot quite tell if you've exactly followed some procedures that I normally recommend in this circumstance. So, at the risk of being redundant, please review these:
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):
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:
The results of this will indicate if it's your BB or your battery that has the problem.
Further, I cannot tell if you've exactly tried what these various articles discuss:
In all recovery attempts involving the Desktop Software, it would be most effective if you install, to your PC, both the latest RIM Desktop Software AND your presently installed BB OS package. You may have a challenge discovering what OS is installed to your BB, in which case you would need to just choose one that is a) from your carrier and b) their latest version for your BB Model. You can download BB OS packages from here:
Good luck and let us know!
12-03-2012 01:44 PM
Thanks a lot for your relpy. I followed the steps you mentioned but it didn't work. No luck!
Looks like it's a hardware related issue. Thanks anyway ...
12-03-2012 01:55 PM
11-27-2013 02:26 AM
did anything ever come of your inquiry? im having the exact same issue now - phone is useless and the advice on how to fix it is too. All I have is an expesive flashing led light - one slow and 3 quick on repeat....