- 09-08-2011, 11:07 AM #52
Hi, Ive recently tried your process on my bold and after getting through the steps, I plugged it into the charger, however im still receiving the battery icon with a red x over the top of it..........been charging about 2 hours now and no luck with rebooting.......new battery? any ideas?? thanks much
- 09-28-2011, 10:12 PM #53
Thanks original poster.
- 10-01-2011, 04:25 PM #55
My Blackberry Bold 9000 died, seemingly for no reason, with no response now and no red light during any of the many fixes I tried. I wish to try your suggestion of pulling the CMOS battery, but have an inital question. I amy sound naive, but how do you get to the circuit board? Taking off the back of the phone, I see around the edge only these little screws with an abnormal 6-sided screwdriver necessary. is this what I have to do? Get s screwdriver like that? Thanks
- 11-07-2011, 07:07 AM #59
Trick does not work
1. Using a knife, I slowly removed the metal strip on top of the battery.
2. Using the same knife, tried to push the battery from bottom and it came out with a bottom metal plate that was I think soldered to the board. The metal plates are NOT glued but kind of welded to the battery. So removing it very tricky. I managed to do it neatly for the top plate, but could not do for the bottom ( did not imagine that it was welded)
Now, kept the battery out for 10 min. Its shows about 0.6V. Not sure if it should show 1.5v or 3.2v.
Soldered the battery metal strips back in their positions.
1. Insert the Main battery. The Red LED glows for about 10 secs and goes away. nothing after that
2. Then I connect the charger , Red LED glows for 10 sec and then nothing
3. If I now remove the battery and try the process again, nothing happens. Even the RED LED does not lit up.
4. I used a small wire and shorted this small CMOS battery. Repeated the same and got all the above results.
Net net.. in my case, its not helping me.
1. Due to soldering, I kind of have damaged the print on the cmos battery. So can some one tell what is written on the batteries and are they 1.2V, 1.5v or 3.2v . Are these rechargeable batteries ?
2. To all the folks here, I suggest you should not attempt the remove the battery at all. Removing and placing it in place is really messy. Instead use a small wire and short the battery for few seconds. I think that should do the trick. It may be taking a toll on the battery but I think its okay to attempt once.
3. Since my battery is showing 0.6v, its kind of discharged too much.... so is it that if I use a good battery, that would help ?
- 01-24-2012, 10:21 PM #61
You absolute beauty!!!!! its on again! yeah i may've damaged the cmos battery attachments a little but it worked straight away allowing me to IMMEDIATELY perform an, ESSENTIAL, up-to-date back-up!! Now if i gotta get a new handset i still got ALL my data, even the very recently added stuff! SO THANX A MILLION TIMES OVER dude!!!!!
- CrackBerry Newbie
01-28-2012, 11:51 AM #62
- 6 Posts
Did it but to no avail. CMOS batt strip is now loose so the battery keeps moving around. Have put temporary tape for now.
It seems my charger IC has conked off coz when I put my battery in, the red light glows for around 5 secs but when I plug it in to the charger (2 chargers) without the battery nothing happens.. no red light no response at all. Red light ONLY glows when the battery is in the phone otherwise nothing happens.
Will take it to the service centre soon.
- 03-22-2012, 05:10 PM #64
I'm really confused as to what we are meant to do with the metal rectangle?
The IMEI sticker is located just above where the SIM goes and my battery (the small circle one) is located just to the right but theres no metal rectangle? There's just this black metallic sheet that goes over everything. I kinda need a more detailed explanation on how to do it if you don't mind?
I'm having the same problem as everyone else - It just randomly switched off last night. No led lights, no reaction when I plug it into the computer or wall charger. I don't want this to be dead. Need urgent help. PLEASE.
- CrackBerry Abuser
05-03-2012, 06:48 PM #66
- 101 Posts
Just tried this method, was excited at the hope of it working, but it did not work for me.
After having pulled the small metal battery and reattaching it, I plug the phone into the charger (w/o) battery, and still get the red light pattern (1 blink followed by 3 faster blinks).
Someone suggested charging the small metal battery before putting it back in. Does anyone have experience with that working?
- 05-28-2012, 11:51 PM #67
- 05-31-2012, 06:19 PM #68
I tried this fix and initially it didn't work with my device. That's when I noticed that the housing screws on my device are loose. Took just a bit of tightening and viola - my device is working again!
So, you may want to check if you have any loose screws (on your device, I mean! ), just as I had some (on my device, I mean!). Hopefully a T4 (or T5) screwdriver is all you need to make it work in conjunction with the 'small' battery fix.
Leave some feedback after trying to tighten those screws, please.