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    Problems w/ 8700c purchased on Ebay

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    Greetings to all!

    I hope that someone more knowledgable than myself.

    I just received a Cingular 8700c that I purchased off of Ebay...... powered it up..... and discovered that it is password locked. :cry: I'm waiting to hear back from the seller to find out the password.

    I have 8/10 tries to get it right. I'm throwing this out there in case the seller doesn't have the password.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Problems w/ 8700c purchased on Ebay

    gremtech - no worries
    if you wipe the BB, we'll help you reinstall the OS
    sounds like that is what's gonna happen....

    once you type the #10 it will wipe the unit...then you can reinstall and restore it to factory settings

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    Re: Problems w/ 8700c purchased on Ebay

    I dont think you have to reinstall anything - at the tenth time it will wipe and automatically default to factory settings.

    If im right, and you dont have to reinstall then your all set. there might be an updated OS with improved enhancements available though...

    Good luck!

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    Re: Problems w/ 8700c purchased on Ebay

    Another thing, you need to make sure the seller has closed their BIS account and released the IMEI and PIN. If not, you will not be able to set up your email. In some cases the carrier will try to help, but generally the owner has to do the deed.

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    Re: Problems w/ 8700c purchased on Ebay

    Thanks for the input folks!

    I contacted the seller and informed them of the problem..... the gave me the password..... or so I hoped..... no luck..... 6 tries left.

    You all can laff and point when I get this all fixed up.

    Thanks again for your ideas and suggestions

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    Re: Problems w/ 8700c purchased on Ebay

    Well folks...... I have suceeded to unlock it and fix the settings so that it doesn't reactivate before I can wipe the BB.

    Thanks for all your help.

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    Re: Problems w/ 8700c purchased on Ebay

    Quote Originally Posted by gremtech2002
    Well folks...... I have suceeded to unlock it and fix the settings so that it doesn't reactivate before I can wipe the BB.

    Thanks for all your help.
    Glad you're up and running again! Let us know if there is anything else we can do to help.

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    Re: Problems w/ 8700c purchased on Ebay

    Thanks for the encouragement...... I'm sure I'll be runniung to the forum like a little girl w/ a skinned knee when I hit a wall.

    But it's nice to know that there are folks out there that are willing to help out the newbies.

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    Re: Problems w/ 8700c purchased on Ebay

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    Glad you got this working, but this sounds fishy to me. I am betting you've purchased a stolen Berry. Just my $.02.

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    Re: Problems w/ 8700c purchased on Ebay

    I thought that might have been the case too...... but said person did deliver the correct password...... and all was good.

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    Re: Problems w/ 8700c purchased on Ebay

    Just one of the frustrations of buying on ebay, or from anyone for that matter.

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