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  1. computer_junkie's Avatar
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    Default How do I operate blackberry without a battery?

    A customer came into my store today and she posed an interesting question to me - How do you operate a Blackberry without a battery?

    I took her battery-less Blackberry Pearl 8100 and connected it to the charger however I was not able to get past the screen that shows the empty battery and line across it.

    Please help me answer this question. Thanks so much.
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    You can't operate a BlackBerry without a battery. I tried, hoping to be able to swap batteries while on the wall charger to avoid the long reboot time. It won't work. The phone reboots anyway. Apparently the BlackBerry draws too much current in normal operation for the wall charger to power it without the battery.
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    You operate the BB without a battery the same way you drive a car with no gas. You dont.
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    You can operate WinMo phones without a battery... just throwing that out there.
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    best quote of the day mobile.. lol

    I looked at the title of this thread. Are you serious! I dont think you qualify to be using a bb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blkmz3 View Post
    best quote of the day mobile.. lol

    I looked at the title of this thread. Are you serious!
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    The battery contains part of the operational circuitry. It has more than 2 contacts for a reason. Ergo, remove that circuit, it doesn't work.

    "You can operate WinMo phones without a battery... just throwing that out there."

    This is amusing in so many ways.

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    I wonder what kind of store this guy works at with customers like this.. lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aacidusx View Post
    You can operate WinMo phones without a battery... just throwing that out there.
    Yeah but you're still stuck with a WinMo phone...
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    Please tell me that the OP is joking. He has to be pulling our leg because if he was a halfway sentient crackberry addict, he would be able to answer this without posting the question.

    Of course, I suppose in his defense, I didn't know the answer.. But I never even thought about using a phone without a battery.. *slaps forehead

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    I agree the question as posed by the OP sounds silly, but it would be really useful to be able to swap batteries on wall-power and not have to endure the reboot time.

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    Default Re: How do I operate blackberry without a battery?

    Up until two years ago most phones were operable without the battery (just using the charger), the next gen of smart phones are not as energy efficient.

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