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I was able to charge the BB through an interesting trick I picked up from from a Blackberry Forum at:
I also found that I could use Google Sync to upload my contacts to my Gmail account. I'll be able to re-Sync them to my new BB when it arrives.
Thanks again for your help and I'll try your suggestion, as well. Reality is the USB port should not be the only way to both charge the BB and upload/download information easily.
09-06-2010 10:46 AM
I had the same problem. The USB port on my 8830 broke and I could not power it up, nor download the contacts from my phone. And unfortunately I never backed them up onto my computer. I was smart to shut my phone off and preserve some battery power until I figured out how to get my contacts off the phone. First I fiddled around with the bluetooth idea I had read about. That was difficult because I didn't have the right software on my computer nor a "dongle". Then I spotted the perfect solution - Google Sync. I downloaded the program onto my BB and then synced my contact list with my GMail account and voila. Problem solved. Took all of 10 minutes of battery time.
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