I have the Torch since Sept 2010 with no problems. Now it just seemed to have died. I have tried a new battery; a battery from a friend's working Torch 9800; leaving the battery on the charger for 3 days; taking the battery, sim card, and memory card out for 3 days; re-seating the sim card several times, removing the vendor.xml file and running loader.exe; and running "javaloader -u wipe". I can never get past, in "Updating Your Device --> Wait for the device initialization", the pop-up screen that displays "Application Loader was unable to connect with your device. Please re-connect your device, enter the password, if required, and click retry."
It has now been 14 days and nothing seems to stop the single red light from it's long slow wink. I also placed my battery into my friend's working BB Torch 9800 and it exhibited the behavior from my phone - the long slow red wink.
I am hoping someone here has super BB resuscitation skills and can/will help. Thank you in advance.