- CrackBerry Newbie
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Please Help !! My Blackberry 9000 won't start !! Battery with blue lightning bolt!!
My blackberry won't start. It only shows a white screen with a battery and blue lightning bolt in the middle. I tried using other battery but it does the same thing. It won't start without being plugged into the charger. I have tried my battery on other phone and it works fine. I also have tried using other battery on my phone and it works fine as well. So is there anything anyone can say to help me fix this problem ? I have also unplugged the battery from the phone for an hour and tried charging again but it only shows big white screen with battery and lightning bolt in the middle. Thank you as all help will be much appreciated.
- CrackBerry Genius
03-07-10, 07:35 AM #4
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- KY AND THE BRAIN, BRAIN, BRAIN...
- 03-07-10, 08:37 PM #5
I had the OP's problem and solved it by pulling the battery at the moment the blue lightning bolt displayed (while plugged into charger). Left the battery out a minute or so then reinstalled and all was well.
- CrackBerry Newbie
03-09-10, 10:28 PM #6
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- 03-10-10, 12:54 PM #7
don't use USB as a charging option...it will eventually lead to killnig your battery...the "charge" function while plugged in is to help with handling synch operations, and major loads on the processor that would kill the battery fairly quickly...
don't use it as the only means of charging...
- 03-10-10, 04:21 PM #10
Keep in mind... it's my understanding that unless you have DM installed on your computer or at the very least, the stand alone USB driver file from RIM, your BB 'may' not charge as expected. It will likely charge but at a VERY slow rate and likely won't show the lightning bolt.
As I understand it, the driver tells the computer when the Blackberry device is connected and that defines the proper charging rate for the device. Whether that's done in the computer or in the BB I'm not sure.
I don't have first hand knowledge as I have always had BB software on the computers used when connected via USB but I have read this more than once.
- 03-11-10, 10:04 AM #12that could be possible...I was going off what I could remember from the owners manual...yes I actually read them things...went from a 8310 to the 9K...was a little change...
"If you have installed the BlackBerry® Desktop Software, you can use the USB cable that came with your device to connect your device to your computer for charging."
I believe the driver changes the default charging rate from 100 mA to 500 mA. (which is the same output as the wall charger)
- 03-11-10, 05:08 PM #13
very good info...of course I havent ever hit my usb ports with a multi-meter...not sure how one would do that while having the bold plugged in...anyways...
never did hear back from j-vu fixed his issue...
- CrackBerry Addict
03-11-10, 10:15 PM #14
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If you're familiar with assembling and dissembling, you could purchase Bold 9000 the part and install it yourself.
Edit: Here's the mini USB connector. And here's the battery connector.
Hope that helps.
Last edited by fusioncal; 03-11-10 at 10:19 PM.
- 03-17-10, 10:14 PM #15
iam having this problem now. the battery drained while I forgot to charge it last night and I had applications opened. I got a new wall charger. do I just let it charge fully for a couple of days? ill try that battery pull while connected to the charger.
- 03-18-10, 07:27 AM #17