1. kimbokrn's Avatar
    Hey folks.

    I'm trying to buy a BB 9780 that has no battery. So I was wondering what happens when you try to charge the BB without a battery? Any signs that would indicate that the BB is somewhat functional?

    Also, what would happen when you try to connect the BB without a battery to your computer?

    Thanks in advance!
    07-03-11 02:02 PM
  2. Deathcommand's Avatar
    It will not turn on and nothing will be functional except the screen showing that the battery is missing.
    07-03-11 02:04 PM
  3. kimbokrn's Avatar
    So the screen will show a sign that the battery is missing?

    I feel like that's a good enough indication for me.
    07-03-11 02:09 PM
  4. satanberry's Avatar
    That's a pretty big risk. If you can't boot it up, how do you know if the LCD isn't damaged? I would find a friend with a 9000, 9700 or 9780 to go with you and borrow their battery to test out the phone first.

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    07-03-11 02:57 PM
  5. jh84's Avatar
    Yeah,what satanberry said

    Risky, mate. I understand you might want to cut back but you'd have to buy a battery anyway if you do decide to get the phone. Did you ask the seller what happened to the battery?

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    07-03-11 09:51 PM
  6. greggebhardt's Avatar
    Very risky indeed! You need to boot up the device and even insert your SIM card if possible. Once you buy it, it is yours!

    A battery is a small price to pay to avoid a bricked device.
    07-04-11 07:57 AM
  7. kimbokrn's Avatar
    I took a gamble and went for it. It was $60 and was in a fairly decent condition (few scratches here and there). I ordered a generic battery off ebay, so hopefully this thing works. A red LED light turned on when I tried charging it without the battery, so hopefully everything else works.

    This is just going to be my transitional phone from now until February, when I can upgrade. I just wanted to sell my iPhone 4, which I'm not too fond of, so I wanted a BB. Yum. Hopefully this thing works haha.
    07-04-11 04:17 PM
  8. greggebhardt's Avatar
    Next step is to have your carrier change you to a BIS plan so you can use it. This will tell if it works quickly.

    Welcome to Blackberry!
    07-04-11 06:00 PM