1. noclueonberry's Avatar
    hey, i'm planning on buying a used blackberry from an ad on the classifieds. Is there anything i should look out for when buying a used blackberry. Anything i should try/test out before i actually buy it? Its a 9700 by the way.
    01-04-11 08:41 AM
  2. Matrix Leader's Avatar
    Make sure that is an unlocked one.

    However, if it was locked to a specific carrier, you can easily unlock for like 3 or 4 us dolalrs online.
    01-04-11 09:00 AM
  3. aznlgcy's Avatar
    Make sure its unlocked and make sure the IMEI and PIN are not blacklisted. Best way would be to meet at a carrier store
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    01-04-11 09:23 AM
  4. starchit's Avatar
    Pull the battery and make sure it has not been exposed to moisture. All labels should be white.

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    01-04-11 09:50 AM
  5. pasta1234's Avatar
    Speaking from experience, check the following...

    1. Headphone jack is working.
    2. GPS is working.
    3. LCD may have a Screen Protector Hiding a scratch.

    I learned each one of those things the hard way...sucks...good luck.

    Pete
    01-04-11 04:23 PM
  6. Rootbrian's Avatar
    Speaking from experience, check the following...

    1. Headphone jack is working.
    2. GPS is working.
    3. LCD may have a Screen Protector Hiding a scratch.

    I learned each one of those things the hard way...sucks...good luck.

    Pete
    Also make sure the video/camera function, wifi and bluetooth works, including all keys and the speakers (speakerphone, headset).

    Don't pay until EVERYTHING tested works. You don't want to be ripped off. If the seller is hesitant, do not buy. This is a warning sign to look out for.

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    01-04-11 07:07 PM
  7. makki403's Avatar
    ...and that the PIN is released from the previous owner's carrier
    01-04-11 08:18 PM
  8. Lucky45's Avatar
    go under Options>Device & Status Infomation then type "TEST" without the quotes. This will take you to the ' Device Self Test Application' which let's you test damn near everything the device does.

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    01-04-11 11:53 PM
  9. reginald_1986's Avatar
    Also try typing BUYR at the device screen. It will show you how long the deviced been used. The rest, GPS, outer body, the warranty seal at the back etc etc

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    01-05-11 12:19 AM
  10. Evan_O's Avatar
    Also... If they would be courteous, the best way would be for them to show you the diagnostic test results. It will tell you everything.

    On another note: 9700's are so amazing. Is it a " BlackBerry" or a "WhiteBerry?"

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    01-05-11 12:54 AM
  11. Evan_O's Avatar
    Also as mentioned above get them to send pics of the battery and phone water sensor. The more pics the better.

    Now I know people can be dishonest, but this site is the safest imo to purchase.

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    01-05-11 12:57 AM
  12. constapp's Avatar
    Also try typing BUYR at the device screen. It will show you how long the deviced been used. The rest, GPS, outer body, the warranty seal at the back etc etc

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    Is there any other way to do this on os6? I would be interested in this info but universal search kicks in or application shortcuts do.

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    01-05-11 04:13 AM
  13. Lucky45's Avatar
    Is there any other way to do this on os6? I would be interested in this info but universal search kicks in or application shortcuts do.

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    I don't think either of what you listed should be a problem in this screen...

    Options>Device>Device & Status Information: then type BUYR
    Last edited by lucky45; 01-06-11 at 12:31 AM.
    01-05-11 08:14 PM
  14. noclueonberry's Avatar
    Thank you all for all the help
    I bought it today and seems to be fine, but just the keyboard bothers me a little, at some areas of the keyboard, i have to press hard to get the letter to appear, but other parts of the keyboard, the appear if i press softly..i don't know if i have to get the keyboard replaced, but it doesn't seem to be a big issue. Everything else works, so i'm happy with the phone. Typing in BUYR and TEST into the status screen really helped also
    and Evan_O, its a blackberry

    Thank you all for your help, I really appreciate it
    01-05-11 11:12 PM
  15. noclueonberry's Avatar
    Just one thing i forgot to check
    lol he gave me the wrong usb cable...won't fit in the 9700, i gotta find one online
    01-05-11 11:18 PM
  16. constapp's Avatar
    I don't think either of what you listed should be a problem in this screen...

    Options>Device>Device & Status Information: then type BUYR
    Oh ok, the post just said device screen so I assumed home screen. Thx

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    01-06-11 01:44 AM
  17. reginald_1986's Avatar
    Is there any other way to do this on os6? I would be interested in this info but universal search kicks in or application shortcuts do.

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    Sorry for late reply. You can just go to Option > Device > Device and now you will see your device info. Just type BUYR and you will see the details at the lowest part of the screen.
    01-06-11 08:46 AM
  18. BoldtotheMax's Avatar
    Glad it is working correctly.

    I would hit your local retail store of what carrier you use, should find a USB BB cable there.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    01-06-11 02:48 PM
  19. ruwise2's Avatar
    my old b'berry broke and someone gave me 2 yr old from verizon. how can i make it take my t-mobile sim card?
    02-05-13 05:22 PM
  20. Rootbrian's Avatar
    my old b'berry broke and someone gave me 2 yr old from verizon. how can i make it take my t-mobile sim card?
    No, it's a CDMA device. The sim slot is only for roaming.
    02-05-13 05:36 PM
  21. ruwise2's Avatar
    can I unlock the blackberry? what is a cdma anyway?
    02-05-13 06:56 PM
  22. SwitchBeach's Avatar
    What EXACT model NUMBER?
    02-05-13 07:52 PM
  23. thecurryman's Avatar
    can I unlock the blackberry? what is a cdma anyway?
    if there is a SIM card slot then yes you can unlock...if you have the tour then just get it unlocked and put the sim and it will work but only on EDGE...its what i did

    Edited because I used the wrong word
    Last edited by thecurryman; 04-04-13 at 09:22 PM.
    04-04-13 06:48 PM
  24. SwitchBeach's Avatar
    if there is a CDMA slot then yes you can unlock...if you have the tour then just get it unlocked and put the sim and it will work but only on EDGE...its what i did
    There's no such thing as a "CDMA slot".

    To ruwise2, what EXACT model NUMBER is the device from Verzion?
    04-04-13 08:39 PM
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