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Unread 03-15-2011, 12:45 PM   #1
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Is my Blackberry dying? :(

I thought that my BB was losing a few minutes time the last couple of days.

Then, this morning, I found my BB stone cold dead. Nothing. So, I tried a little CPR by removing the battery, pausing, then reinserting the battery. I tried that a couple times. Nothing.

So, I plugged my BB into the charger. After a few seconds, the screen lit up with a battery icon. That's all. After a few minutes of charging, it finally showed the home screen. It showed the battery status icon as empty with a red outline. I've never seen that before. My battery has never drained to empty before. When it went to bed last night it was about 2/3 full battery.

I noticed that the clock was about 7 hours behind!

Finally, the battery charged to 100% BUT my internet is OFF. I can't send or receive emails.

Do you think it needs a new battery? I hope that's the only problem.

I guess I need to make the dreaded trip to the T-Mobile store.
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Unread 03-15-2011, 12:47 PM   #2
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I thought that my BB was losing a few minutes time the last couple of days.

Then, this morning, I found my BB stone cold dead. Nothing. So, I tried a little CPR by removing the battery, pausing, then reinserting the battery. I tried that a couple times. Nothing.

So, I plugged my BB into the charger. After a few seconds, the screen lit up with a battery icon. That's all. After a few minutes of charging, it finally showed the home screen. It showed the battery status icon as empty with a red outline. I've never seen that before. My battery has never drained to empty before. When it went to bed last night it was about 2/3 full battery.

I noticed that the clock was about 7 hours behind!

Finally, the battery charged to 100% BUT my internet is OFF. I can't send or receive emails.

Do you think it needs a new battery? I hope that's the only problem.

I guess I need to make the dreaded trip to the T-Mobile store.
Maybe you will be lucky and be still under warranty.
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Unread 03-15-2011, 12:50 PM   #3
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I thought that my BB was losing a few minutes time the last couple of days.

Then, this morning, I found my BB stone cold dead. Nothing. So, I tried a little CPR by removing the battery, pausing, then reinserting the battery. I tried that a couple times. Nothing.

So, I plugged my BB into the charger. After a few seconds, the screen lit up with a battery icon. That's all. After a few minutes of charging, it finally showed the home screen. It showed the battery status icon as empty with a red outline. I've never seen that before. My battery has never drained to empty before. When it went to bed last night it was about 2/3 full battery.

I noticed that the clock was about 7 hours behind!

Finally, the battery charged to 100% BUT my internet is OFF. I can't send or receive emails.

Do you think it needs a new battery? I hope that's the only problem.

I guess I need to make the dreaded trip to the T-Mobile store.


Oh My friend you have what happened to me....geez..I know what you mean by the "Dreaded" trip to TMobile..laughing..Good Luck..I had to get new battery...UGH....Peace..Hope everything works out for you..Midnight
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Maybe you will be lucky and be still under warranty.
I doubt it; I've had it several years.
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Oh My friend you have what happened to me....geez..I know what you mean by the "Dreaded" trip to TMobile..laughing..Good Luck..I had to get new battery...UGH....Peace..Hope everything works out for you..Midnight
Thanks.

If it's just the battery, that won't be too bad. I hope that's all it is.
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I doubt it; I've had it several years.
If several years, you should be eligible for free upgrade.
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If several years, you should be eligible for free upgrade.
Honestly, I want to stick with my BB 8300.

Besides, all my leather cases fit it perfectly.
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Honestly, I want to stick with my BB 8300.

Besides, all my leather cases fit it perfectly.
Refurbished?
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Sounds like you just need a new battery.
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Or a new charging plug (they can become damaged as well)
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I thought that my BB was losing a few minutes time the last couple of days.

Then, this morning, I found my BB stone cold dead. Nothing. So, I tried a little CPR by removing the battery, pausing, then reinserting the battery. I tried that a couple times. Nothing.

So, I plugged my BB into the charger. After a few seconds, the screen lit up with a battery icon. That's all. After a few minutes of charging, it finally showed the home screen. It showed the battery status icon as empty with a red outline. I've never seen that before. My battery has never drained to empty before. When it went to bed last night it was about 2/3 full battery.

I noticed that the clock was about 7 hours behind!

Finally, the battery charged to 100% BUT my internet is OFF. I can't send or receive emails.

Do you think it needs a new battery? I hope that's the only problem.

I guess I need to make the dreaded trip to the T-Mobile store.
I had this similar problem with my old BB. I had to replace the battery and it work fine after that.

Also, for clock fall behind the time, that is normal it's because your internet is not fully connected. Once it's connect, the time and day will be updated. And I'm not sure about t-mobile setting, you may have to re-log in to get your internet connected and you will be able to recieve e-mails. I was using AT&T and when I replace the battery, everything seem to be ok but for your end, since the battery completely drained and may wipe out login setting.
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Unread 03-15-2011, 01:49 PM   #12
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I had this similar problem with my old BB. I had to replace the battery and it work fine after that.
That's reassuring.

Well, I'm off to the T-Mobile store. I hope there's not a long line there.
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That's reassuring.

Well, I'm off to the T-Mobile store. I hope there's not a long line there.
Well, it's not like Apple!
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Got back a few minutes ago. (Did some puttering in the yard before I came back into the house.)

I didn't have to wait in line.

The patient survived the transplant (new battery). It set me back about $42.

I've had that BB 44 months (so the T-Mobile records say). The service guy said he never saw one in such great shape.
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Got back a few minutes ago. (Did some puttering in the yard before I came back into the house.)

I didn't have to wait in line.

The patient survived the transplant (new battery). It set me back about $42.

I've had that BB 44 months (so the T-Mobile records say). The service guy said he never saw one in such great shape.
Glad everything is ok! He said that he never saw one in such a great shape? Is it because you use $800 purse to store your BB?
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Glad everything is ok! He said that he never saw one in such a great shape? Is it because you use $800 purse to store your BB?
I think you're confused. It's my Jeep that is worth $800, not my purse. My purse was a Christmas gift a couple years ago, that I think was from Target.

I do keep my BB in nice leather (color-coordinated) flip cases.
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You better buy a new one if your old one is dying! I heard on the news any thing made in Japan will be hard to find in stores in a few months! The cost could go up on Japanese products .
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You better buy a new one if your old one is dying! I heard on the news any thing made in Japan will be hard to find in stores in a few months! The cost could go up on Japanese products .
I bought a new battery today.
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So far, so good.
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Wow your BB is almost 4 years old! Basically old in cell phone years.
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Wow your BB is almost 4 years old! Basically old in cell phone years.
It still works fine.
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Old mushroom? I haven't heard that saying before.

I spoke with the T-Mobile guy about an upgrade but it didn't seem worth it.
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Wow your BB is almost 4 years old! Basically old in cell phone years.
Most interpreters using their outdated mobile. They don't see any point why bother to upgrade even voice and text still work fine and quick.
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Originally Posted by Reba
I thought that my BB was losing a few minutes time the last couple of days.

Then, this morning, I found my BB stone cold dead. Nothing. So, I tried a little CPR by removing the battery, pausing, then reinserting the battery. I tried that a couple times. Nothing.

So, I plugged my BB into the charger. After a few seconds, the screen lit up with a battery icon. That's all. After a few minutes of charging, it finally showed the home screen. It showed the battery status icon as empty with a red outline. I've never seen that before. My battery has never drained to empty before. When it went to bed last night it was about 2/3 full battery.

I noticed that the clock was about 7 hours behind!

Finally, the battery charged to 100% BUT my internet is OFF. I can't send or receive emails.

Do you think it needs a new battery? I hope that's the only problem.

I guess I need to make the dreaded trip to the T-Mobile store.
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Most interpreters using their outdated mobile. They don't see any point why bother to upgrade even voice and text still work fine and quick.
So it's a terp thing, heh?

I get email, text, and voice phone on my BB. I can check the date and time. It keeps track of my schedule. I can surf the web during down time. I can take pictures if something interesting pops up. What else would I need?
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Most interpreters using their outdated mobile. They don't see any point why bother to upgrade even voice and text still work fine and quick.
hey... so do I... and my friends.... maybe it's also motorcyclist thing too?
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hey... so do I... and my friends.... maybe it's also motorcyclist thing too?
Terps and bikers? Two cool groups of people. That must be it. We don't follow the crowd.
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So it's a terp thing, heh?

I get email, text, and voice phone on my BB. I can check the date and time. It keeps track of my schedule. I can surf the web during down time. I can take pictures if something interesting pops up. What else would I need?
more new web doesn't compatible with WAP (mobile version) anymore. Many are into HTML5 to make look pretty. big whoop
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