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Registered: ‎10-18-2011
My Device: curve 8520
My Carrier: vodafone

curve 8520 not turning on with flashing red light?

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Ok; I just bought a this phone about 2 months ago, I bought an app and it said to apply this update(s) you must reboot now; So I rebooted my phone and Now it won't turn on, Every now and again the little red light will flash 3 times.


I've looked through the forums and google this many of times; and all these methords have failed.



1.leave you phone on charge for 2-3 hours then try to reboot the device. - failed, I left it on charge over night


2. take the battery out for 20 mins then put it back in. - failed, took the battery out for 5 hours; still nothing


3. connect the device to your pc (make sure you have blackberry desktop manager), click start and then hit run.

type this code in exacly as seen "c:\program files\common files\research in motion\apploader\loader.exe" /nojvm this show open up blackberry loader wizard, click next and in the drop down menu, click unpinned device... - failed., I opened up the blackberry loader wizard clicked next and in the drop downbar there was no devices at all.


Is there anyother ways of bringing my blackberry back to life?


" days with no phone now; this is a pain in the backside due to me needing it for work and I don't get paid until friday for me to go out and buy a cheapy £10 phone.


Many thanks in advance;


Lewis Herbert


(blackberry curve 8520; vodafone; UK)


UPDATE: Ok I have got my phone working; I will tell you this stupidly crazy way i got it working, maybe it was just luck or maybe its an fix Smiley Frustrated.


FIX: So firefox stopped responding and froze my whole pc. I got a bit annyoed so I took my sim card and my sd card out and left it by my battery; I turned my pc off at my wall and quickly turned it back on. As a pc geek myself I know when A system is quickly turned off the motherboard Use anywaypossible to get rid of the electric left on/in my pc. So by my guesses It shot it out through my usb into my phone which woke it up or re-activated my dead battery. once I noticed my red LED light was on I shiftly put my sim card in and slammed the battery in. The phone booted up and is now working.


I know this sounds outrageus, But this is How It worked for me. I shared this just incase It might work for someone else.


Many thanks; Lewis herbert.