06-25-08 08:40 PM
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  1. laurapgaines's Avatar
    but today something weird has happened. First, the hourglass is everpresent and everything now takes forever. Yesterday, no hourglass and moving from application to application was quick. In additon, now on the phone page, no incoming or outcoming calls are stored. There is no longer a history of contacts. Any thoughts? TIA.
    06-25-08 04:24 PM
  2. CrackerJackBob's Avatar
    Well, have you tried powering down your handheld? And rebooting?


    And also, try to pull your battery out.
    06-25-08 04:24 PM
  3. laurapgaines's Avatar
    Yes, did both. Didn't fix it.
    06-25-08 04:26 PM
  4. gs warrior 88's Avatar
    How much free space do you have?
    Go to options>status>files free??
    06-25-08 04:28 PM
  5. laurapgaines's Avatar
    gs - i'm ther now what should i be looking for?
    06-25-08 04:33 PM
  6. CrackBlack's Avatar
    When was the last time that you clear your Browser cache, and do you have a lot of messages ( text and email) that you've read stored on you BB?
    06-25-08 04:35 PM
  7. gs warrior 88's Avatar
    How many bytes do you have?
    should be 7-8 numbers.
    06-25-08 04:37 PM
  8. AbeFrohman's Avatar
    gs - i'm ther now what should i be looking for?
    Click the "options" icon (the wrench). scroll down to "status" and click it. Look for "File Free" and tell us what that number is.
    06-25-08 04:37 PM
  9. laurapgaines's Avatar
    file free = 2807859
    06-25-08 04:38 PM
  10. CrackBlack's Avatar
    gs - i'm ther now what should i be looking for?
    This is a good time to do a little bit of homework, on how to better enjoy your beloved BB
    http://forums.crackberry.com/f3/blac...e-series-4716/
    06-25-08 04:41 PM
  11. gs warrior 88's Avatar
    Seems like your running a little low on memory. For starters try this link:

    How to Free Up Memory on your BlackBerry Smartphone | CrackBerry.com
    06-25-08 04:42 PM
  12. laurapgaines's Avatar
    Thank you All. I'll go do my reading assignment and check back in tomorrow.
    06-25-08 04:44 PM
  13. gs warrior 88's Avatar
    Let us know how things turn out, if you have any questions don't hesitate to ask.
    06-25-08 04:46 PM
  14. AbeFrohman's Avatar
    Start with a battery pull - with your BB on, take off the back cover and remove the battery. Leave it out for 30 seconds, then reinsert it. It'll power up and reset. That should free some up so you aren't pulling your hair out before you do the memory free suggestions.

    Edit: sorry - saw you had already tried it.
    06-25-08 04:48 PM
  15. Skormm's Avatar
    file free = 2807859
    2,806,859? That's only 2.8MB. For your phone to work at it's best you need to have at least 10MB which would be 10,000,000 bytes. Are you sure you didn't miss a digit?
    06-25-08 04:50 PM
  16. gs warrior 88's Avatar
    2,806,859? That's only 2.8MB. For your phone to work at it's best you need to have at least 10MB which would be 10,000,000 bytes. Are you sure you didn't miss a digit?
    Thats what i was thinking. Thats why i guided her to that link i gave her. Its the easiest and fastest way to free up space for newbies. I hope she/he was missing a digit
    06-25-08 04:53 PM
  17. shorynot's Avatar
    If he missed a digit that would most likely mean hes at 28mbs lol. If thats the case, then i need to talk to this guy. I barely hit 24
    06-25-08 04:53 PM
  18. gs warrior 88's Avatar
    If he missed a digit that would most likely mean hes at 28mbs lol. If thats the case, then i need to talk to this guy. I barely hit 24
    Thats true also. i am steadily at 21mbs. I am thinking thats why her berry is lagging. The lack of free space.
    06-25-08 04:55 PM
  19. CrackerJackBob's Avatar
    I had some lagging problems not to long ago, just had to clear my messages and everything worked just fine.
    06-25-08 04:56 PM
  20. Skormm's Avatar
    I had some lagging problems not to long ago, just had to clear my messages and everything worked just fine.
    That's why I was asking lol, if he missed a digit and is in fact above 20MB, his phone has a serious problem.
    06-25-08 05:17 PM
  21. Username01939's Avatar
    when in doubt pull the battery out
    06-25-08 05:24 PM
  22. Skormm's Avatar
    when in doubt pull the battery out
    He tried already.
    06-25-08 05:31 PM
  23. Irish452's Avatar
    That's why I was asking lol, if he missed a digit and is in fact above 20MB, his phone has a serious problem.

    I just checked my 8330 and my file free is 38878224. Is something wrong for it to be this high? I just downloaded the beta 4.5 OS today so not sure if that has anything to do with this.
    06-25-08 05:39 PM
  24. Skormm's Avatar
    I just checked my 8330 and my file free is 38878224. Is something wrong for it to be this high? I just downloaded the beta 4.5 OS today so not sure if that has anything to do with this.
    Noooo, I'm sorry bud, I should have specified. If he has 20MB of memory, and his phone is being that slow, he has a serious problem. There's no such thing as too much memory! If your phone is working fine you have nothing to worry about. Having 38MB free is a good thing.
    06-25-08 05:43 PM
  25. Irish452's Avatar
    Good to hear, thanks!
    06-25-08 05:45 PM
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