1. captaincow100's Avatar
    ok guys i know all of these problems sound exactly the same but i would really appreciate the help!

    okay, so i have a blackberry pearl 8100 ... i -stupidly- let the battey go completely flat, having done that i plugged it into the wall charger only to find a red light appear at the top right for about 5seconds, and blank screen. thats it. it wont charge or do anything.

    if i hold the on button a white screen picturing a battery with a blue lightning bolt through it appears - what does that mean?

    i have left it alone for about 3hours hoping to give it enough charge to turn on but it hasnt worked - im not even sure if it's actually charging!

    any ideas?
    12-26-09 05:37 PM
  2. BigBadWulf's Avatar
    Since you are getting the battery sign, the charger must still be connecting. The battery must have taken a dump when it went completely discharged. They don't like that too much as they get older. Fortunately, batteries are cheap. Try Amazon, eBay, or here:

    12-26-09 05:42 PM
  3. captaincow100's Avatar
    oh ok...i'll buy one of them and see how it goes

    thanks alot :-) ... total lifesaver - im lost without my BB
    12-26-09 05:46 PM