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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎08-19-2012
My Device: blackberry curve 8530
My Carrier: koodo

blackberry curve 8530 - startup problem, screen flashes white

Whenever I try to start my phone this is essentially what happens. 

 

I plug my phone into a charger, the red light lights up.

 

Proceeds into the hourglass, then the screen partly flashes white. and then back to the red light.

 

 

This then proceeds to happen forever.  Is there a fix? i've tried to update the software through desktop manager but there is always and error when i try this.  I use a mac and want to fix this asap.

 

Thanks

 

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Posts: 59,102
Registered: ‎11-28-2008
My Device: DTEK50 (AAI82), PRIV (AAI795), Z10/Z30/Q10 (10.3.2.2813), Playbook (2.1.0.1917)
My Carrier: TMobile USA

Re: blackberry curve 8530 - startup problem, screen flashes white

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.


 

Unfortunately, most of the good "tricks" for recovering a BB work only on PC...not MAC.


Good luck and let us know!


Occam's Razor nearly always applies when troubleshooting technology issues!

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