1. jennifera's Avatar
    My Classic unexpectedly died. There was some water exposure, but the AT&T guy looked and didn't see whatever there was to see to show water damage. The thing just wouldn't charge anymore. Got a new one, but I didn't have a memory card, so the photos I had on the phone are locked inside the dead device. Any ideas or places recommended to get these photos retrieved?
    08-09-16 09:08 AM
  2. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    Other than the NSA... not really. Data on the phone is encrypted and the only key is in the operating system

    Now a repair shop might be about to fix it enough for it to boot to remove the data, or even use the phone. But that is a long shot....
    08-09-16 09:21 AM
  3. jennifera's Avatar
    What is the NSA? I'll try a repair shop, but I usually get laughed at with my BB. Is there a resource guide to find BB-educated repair shops?
    08-09-16 09:37 AM
  4. steph.iosso's Avatar
    Are you in the GTA by any chance? I know a good shop that specializes in Blackberry repairs.

    Posted via CB10
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    08-09-16 03:22 PM
  5. BB-JAM215's Avatar
    This is why using BlackBerry Link for backups is a good idea.

    Posted via CB10
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    08-09-16 07:57 PM
  6. Blackberry4Shizzle's Avatar
    Nope.

    Posted via CB10 on my Classic
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    08-09-16 08:38 PM
  7. littlebuff's Avatar
    You can try opening up the phone, disconnecting the flex cable and see if the connector needs a bit of cleaning, drying. I've seen a few having trouble with charging due to loose connection.
    It's not that difficult with the Classic.

    Posted from my Passport
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    08-09-16 10:20 PM
  8. dollface's Avatar
    Did you by any chance have an SD card in the phone where you had photos go? It is always safest to use an external card for camera and photo storage

    EDIT: sorry did not see that you did not have an SD card
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    08-10-16 10:27 AM
  9. Chris Chin's Avatar
    Short answer, no
    If they are on the SD card you might be able to IF the SD card isn't encrypted (which isn't a good idea)

    If the device didn't have encryption activated, maybe a shop can do it, but not if the phone won't boot up

    Sorry Dude, that's what backups and Link are for.

    Chris - Posted from my PP SE on CB10
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    08-10-16 10:07 PM
  10. JAS0NB0URNE's Avatar
    Other than the NSA... not really. Data on the phone is encrypted and the only key is in the operating system

    Now a repair shop might be about to fix it enough for it to boot to remove the data, or even use the phone. But that is a long shot....
    Data encrypted only if you choose it to be in Security and Privacy, Encryption settings.
    Is there any way to get pictures off a dead Classic?-s29794_77.png

    Posted with my  Classic
    08-11-16 05:41 PM

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