Quote Originally Posted by toytooii View Post
Well, it has a little (or a lot) to do with the amount of current available thru the USB port from some (many) computers. Beyond that, it's too techy for this forum but I DO think the tutorial needs a little update to indicate the battery likely needs to be put back in somewhere along the way. Thrilled you worked it out! Which OS did you ultimately put on his device? Oh, and by the way, either his charger has gone bad or his battery may have seen it useful life come to an end. Suggest he purchase a fresh one.
the same problem happened to my wifes 8120 yesterday but the battery was in at all times.
I got round it in the end by repeatedly starting the BB while BBSAK was trying to run.
It did the trick in the end (3 or 4 goes at it).

Glad it worked for you.