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Ask Us! Blackberry Doesn’t Turn On

Jim asked us,

I just received an older Blackberry 7230 from a friend because it is broken. The problem is that it no longer boots up, however it can’t be completely dead because the light on top still flashes. Just wanted to know if this is repairable or not.

Bearing that the LCD screen is not broken you still have a chance to bring the Blackberry back to life. When the device doesn’t boot up but the LED light is blinking it means that either the OS is corrupt or that there is no OS installed. What you need to do is connect the device to your computer, boot up Desktop Manager and then Application Loader, and reinstall the OS. Hopefully it boots back up, if not then you might as well throw the device away.

One Response to “Ask Us! Blackberry Doesn’t Turn On”

  1. Jeff Weiner
    November 4th, 2005 16:37

    I can’t wait to get the new BlackBerry. I hate the 7100. SureType is terrible, very time cosuming and frustrating. The speakerphone is very bad- I constantly have to speak into the phone after turning off the speaker because the speakerphone is usually unintelligible.

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