1. camsharp's Avatar
    My screen on my BlackBerry Curve 8900 randomly blacks out for around 5 seconds then comes back on. It happens mostly when trying to type an SMS or when on BlackBerry messenger and typing. If it happens when typing an SMS, i am returned to the main message screen, and the message I was typing is saved as a draft. This makes sending texts fairly hard!

    Please help!
    02-09-10 03:26 AM
  2. Reed McLay's Avatar
    My first though is the setting: Options / Screen/Keyboard.

    One of the fields, Backlight timeout can be set from 10 - 100 seconds. Touching any key will activate it again.

    You can try increasing the timeout, it gives you more time for composing your message at the cost of less battery life.
    02-09-10 10:28 AM
  3. camsharp's Avatar
    Well - it isn't just a backlight timer problem. It happens at totally random times. Say if I'm composing a message, it will just sometimes go totally black for about 5 seconds then turn on again. Then, when i attempt to type again, it will just blackout again. This only happens a few times and not too often - but it is a minor annoyance!
    02-11-10 06:42 AM