View Poll Results: Do you have a perfect BB? (never had to have it replaced)

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  • Yes

    16 61.54%
  • No

    10 38.46%
05-24-09 02:18 PM
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  1. branden3112's Avatar
    I don't get why everyone around here is having to get their BB replaced. Why are some people getting multiple defective devices? My family has 6 BB's and we've only had to have one of them replaced because of a defect. Am I blessed or something like that?
    Last edited by branden3112; 05-23-09 at 10:52 AM.
    05-23-09 01:28 AM
  2. FunkyDog's Avatar
    Some don't have the luck I guess. Mine was replaced twice over the past month.
    05-23-09 01:39 AM
  3. ArmaK's Avatar
    You might just be lucky. Like you, I haven't seen any type of defects that would cause me to get my launch day storm replaced. Like anything, no two devices will ever be identically the same. Because of this, there can be many factors that can contribute towards the way the device performs. Also many of the replacement devices are refurbished devices. The devices may be repaired by putting new parts in it but that doesn't mean that it might not fail again since those previous build factors are still there.

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    05-23-09 01:45 AM
  4. fabuloso's Avatar
    no replacements yet.
    05-23-09 01:45 AM
  5. luckyu522001's Avatar
    I had to replace mine. Not because of a defect, but because I dropped it in a cup of coffee.

    I live in the PNW, what else could be expected?


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    05-23-09 02:40 AM
  6. aerophage's Avatar
    I'm on my fifth BB. I've only ever had to have one replaced, my last one, and that was one I got on craigslist.

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    05-23-09 02:41 AM
  7. LAbaby310's Avatar
    I've only had to replace one due to faulty wiring where the charger plugs in.
    Other than that just the normal buggy stuff I've learned to live with like when all the sudden all your texts, emails, and call logs disappear. HATE THAT!!!
    05-23-09 02:47 AM
  8. aerophage's Avatar
    That sounds like your BB reclaiming memory. It's not a bug; it's a normal function of the operating system. Try cleaning up the device and ensuring that all applications are properly closed when you're done with them to help prevent that from happening.

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    05-23-09 02:52 AM
  9. david9962000's Avatar
    Never had any problems and I have been using BB's for a few years know.
    05-23-09 09:58 AM
  10. Mamaluka's Avatar
    My first vzw 8330 was only 3 weeks old and the trackball failed, the rep at the vzw store told me I needed a replacement phone. I didn't know much then, if I knew then what I know now, I would never have allowed that to happen.

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    05-23-09 10:05 AM
  11. skyrider007's Avatar
    My perfect BB Bold (the one I'm using now) is the fourth one after 3 replacements.
    05-23-09 10:53 AM
  12. PattyPuke's Avatar
    Lol @ Branden..."PM me if you're under 18." EEEEK
    05-23-09 12:19 PM
  13. JBB89's Avatar
    I need a replacement today.
    05-23-09 12:27 PM
  14. JBB89's Avatar
    Lol @ Branden..."PM me if you're under 18." EEEEK
    Because he's under 18. lets not start this again.
    05-23-09 12:28 PM
  15. b_baller00's Avatar
    Whats peoples main reason for returning them?
    05-23-09 12:48 PM
  16. branden3112's Avatar
    Because he's under 18. lets not start this again.
    Correct.
    10char
    05-23-09 12:52 PM
  17. skullgame45's Avatar
    I still have my release date 8900. I havent had any issues with it at all!

    I did have to replace my first 8100 cause of hardware issues. Other than that, it's the only replacement phone I've had to get.


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    05-23-09 01:04 PM
  18. aerophage's Avatar
    I could be wrong, but it would seem that needing replacement after replacement is the exception, rather than the norm.

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    05-23-09 01:08 PM
  19. dave_sz's Avatar
    Most of the people who exchange theirs more than once or twice are just clueless. They'll excahnge it cause a website doesn't load, or their shortcut to something stopped working, or they messed up an OS install, or their phone gets slow and unusable because they don't have a microsd card and put 10 songs into the phone's memory. Its usually the kind of stupid crap that makes you look at a person and wonder how they survived in this world for more that a week.

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    05-23-09 01:25 PM
  20. 12MaNy's Avatar
    I've had multiple replacements on every BB model I've owned. I'm pretty rough on phones.
    05-23-09 01:26 PM
  21. 12MaNy's Avatar
    Most of the people who exchange theirs more than once or twice are just clueless. They'll excahnge it cause a website doesn't load, or their shortcut to something stopped working, or they messed up an OS install, or their phone gets slow and unusable because they don't have a microsd card and put 10 songs into the phone's memory...

    ...or because they were sold a faulty device, or because they accidently broke it (s*** happens), or because RIM updates the chipset in the device model that they just bought a week later and now their stuck with a sub-par POS (8330e/8330m), or because their device was stolen, or because of hardware malfunctions, etc...
    05-23-09 01:33 PM
  22. skyjackal's Avatar
    I don't get why everyone around here is having to get their BB replaced. Why are some people getting multiple defective devices? My family has 6 BB's and we've only had to have one of them replaced because of a defect. Am I blessed or something like that?
    Yeah, that's pretty crazy. Also strange that some people sometimes get multiple BBs with the same issues, even if that issue is not very typical. I don't get that.
    05-23-09 07:36 PM
  23. branden3112's Avatar
    Yeah, that's pretty crazy. Also strange that some people sometimes get multiple BBs with the same issues, even if that issue is not very typical. I don't get that.
    I agree, that is very odd.
    05-23-09 11:41 PM
  24. benzworm's Avatar
    my 8320 was perfect, but ive had my bold replaced
    05-23-09 11:43 PM
  25. Virgil52's Avatar
    No replacements yet, but I'm not answering the poll so I don't jinx myself~
    05-23-09 11:44 PM
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