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    Flashing red LED on bb - why?

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    i have the 8700g through tmo.

    the red led is flashing for (apparently) no reason.

    no new mail, no new IMs, no reminders - and the battery is at 55%.

    any thoughts?

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    Re: Flashing red LED on bb - why?

    I'm sure you checked all messages to be read so try to delete all phone call logs esp missed calls then...

    Remove the Battery and insert again to reboot. If it still happens the light in most cases indicate a faulty main board (repair/replacement needed). I've seen this before where it says on solid red will have confirm if the same when blinking.

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    Re: Flashing red LED on bb - why?

    the battery removal worked like butter on a sidewalk. thanks hydn!

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    Re: Flashing red LED on bb - why?

    I've noticed sometime IM programs and GoogleTalk will keep the LED blinking even after you read the IM. Signing out and closing the program and opening again will usually fix it. If not, reboot.

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    Re: Flashing red LED on bb - why?

    i've seen the same thing with the red light with regards to GoogleTalk
    i usually just use the trusty old ALT + CAP + DEL instead of trying to get the back off the battery case which never seems to be an easy thing for me

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    Re: Flashing red LED on bb - why?

    Blackberry Messenger is notorious about this also.

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    Re: Flashing red LED on bb - why?

    I've had it happen to me too and the only thing that solves it is the famous battery pull.


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    Re: Flashing red LED on bb - why?

    The three finger keypress works sometimes, but not always.

    Hope this helps
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    Re: Flashing red LED on bb - why?

    I have the same problem on my 7100t from time to time

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    Re: Flashing red LED on bb - why?

    Quote Originally Posted by wlriv
    i have the 8700g through tmo.

    the red led is flashing for (apparently) no reason.

    no new mail, no new IMs, no reminders - and the battery is at 55%.

    any thoughts?
    press alt+num+delete to restart
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    Re: Flashing red LED on bb - why?

    you guys were spot on, it only happens when i have AIM opened. guess ill have to deal with it

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    Re: Flashing red LED on bb - why?

    Hi. I got a 8707v last week. There are 2 little things I don't how to do and I hope someone can help:
    1 - Switch OFF the blinking blue or green light indicator (the one on the upper right part off the device)
    2 - Switch OFF the key tone when I dial a number.

    I have found both options under Options->Screen/Keyboard, but setting "LED coverage indicator" on or off doesn't really have any effect. The indicator is still blinking. The same happens with the "Key Tone".

    Any ideas anyone?

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    Re: Flashing red LED on bb - why?

    Hi, I have the same model, and for the blinking light when coverage is available the soltuion you mentioned works for me.

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    Re: Flashing red LED on bb - why?

    darky, Welcome to PinStack.

    The Led Coverage will turn off the flashing green LED. It will not control the Blue (For Bluetooth) LED, nor the Red Reminder LED. As to the "Key Tone", it should shut off the electronic clicking sound made when a key is pressed. It will not turn off the Phone DTMF tones when you are dialing a phone number.

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    Re: Flashing red LED on bb - why?

    i got this same stupid problem too on my pearl. i only use bb messenger out of all the above listed clients, so i guess i gotta deal with it all the time.

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