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    hi guys, i have a bold that is has the following:

    1. black screen (no hour glass, nothing)
    2. 2 long and 4 short red LED flashes that repeat.
    3. Computer will not even recognise that the bb is connected.

    help?

    thanks
    roan
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    Have you tried any of these How To Threads?

    It sounds like a bricked/nuked BB...not a big deal, you just need to follow the appropriate thread...I would gather that How-To Recover A Nuked Blackberry - with Pictures would be where you should start.

    Read it over and decide...if you need any assistance, just let us know.
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    I just saw you came online, I will check back periodically in case you have any questions.
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    I've downloaded bbsak and it will not even recognise that the device is connected. I willl review what you have suggested and get back to the forum asap as I would love to solve this issue.
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    thank you fro the prompt reply and advise. I was negligent in failing to extend my thanks earlier.
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    Your very welcome...I hope I can help you.
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    no dice man. I've tried the recovery sequence to no avail. Swaped out cords in case of bad/broken wires no go. different USB hubs - same results. The fact that it will not even recognise that a device is connected is concerning. It would suggest that perhaps there is a hardware issue in the phone itself at the port as other USB devices will work in all ports. The phone is obviously working as the error diagnostic codes are flashing. (sigh) - frustrating
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    Try:

    1. With the BB connected to the power wall, remove the battery

    2. Wait 30 seconds, you should see a red light during that time

    3. Put the battery back, and then it should reboot back to the normal BB home screen. You may notice that the battery sign is red (completely drained). By the way, if the BB does not come back after you put the battery back in, and you wait a few seconds, press the power button.
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    Sometimes you need to leave the blackberry plugged in to a wall charger for at least 30 min. assuming the device is working fine and it doesn't have any other issues. It worked for me on a few blackberrys.
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    doing so now.... will not run on 64 bit system
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    were you upgrading when this happened?
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    i had it plugged into the wall for an hour earlier. will not start or boot up at all.
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    no, it was my girlfriends old phone. She accidentally hit it with running H2O although there is no evidence that it happened (red lines on battery or phone) exposure was less than a second and she yanked the battery immediately and tried to dry the phone with hair drier, rice the whole works. it has never worked since.
    that was around a year ago and I am trying to get it working as my old tour is now getting an intermittent signal and I could use the upgrade.
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    That may be a different story...batteries, depending on how they are stored don't do well with time. If you had pulled it out a year ago and put it in the refrigerator, that would be the best case scenario. Any other storage type sucks the life out of it.

    The good news is you can buy a battery, which should fix your issue...assuming there are no other internal problems. Check out ebay to save some money...

    One last thing, I read this a few minutes ago online regarding your DM/64bit issue. It is from a couple months ago so it should be fairly current information.


    Completely uninstall your java, restart your PC, run java setup "Run As Administrator"

    You can download the latest java from HERE.

    This is the source of that subject matter if you want to check it out...cannot install desktop manager on windows 7 64bit - BlackBerry Support Community Forums

    I hope all of this helps, I gotta go in a bit...check back later or tomorrow.

    Please come back to let me know what happened and how you fixed it...This thread will be a great learning tool for others in the future if you are able to update us...

    Thanks, and welcome to the forum!!!
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    As a side note, I was given an old BB from a friend at work to try and repair...I had a hell of a time trying to get it to just boot up.

    I worked on it off and on for about a week...Following the info from the Nuked BB thread, I tried over and over to get it to power up.

    I finally left it plugged in for several days and forgot about it. I looked at it one day and it was fully charged. Weird!

    If you haven't had it plugged in for a handful of days, it can't hurt to try that out. Worth a shot.
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    brilliant, i"ll check it out. the battery has been charged over the course of that time at least 4X. My java is up to date (had to be for school). but I'll try it out any how.

    Thanks for your efforts neo.
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    Your welcome, My gut says the battery has turned to shit...buy a new one when you can afford it...but promise me you will come back and let me know if that or anything else is successful!

    Thanks and good luck...
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    Quote Originally Posted by roan leah View Post
    brilliant, i"ll check it out. the battery has been charged over the course of that time at least 4X. My java is up to date (had to be for school). but I'll try it out any how.

    Thanks for your efforts neo.
    Yeah, my PC is always up to date, but when I clicked to verify, it said it wasn't...weird, but i'm good to go now...
    Thanks to your problem I discovered that...lol...thanks
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    Hi I had exactly the same problem, tried pretty much everthing and couldnt get it going.
    Eventually took a batterry out plug it to mains and tried to switch it on until red light gone and blackberry showed crossed batterry sign.

    Than I put the batterry back in and voila worked

    BTW I was doing that while I was on the phone to orange care to replace the phone
    Cos every post I found said no point to do anything as its not fixable.

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