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Problem with 8300 (OS 18.104.22.168)
Ok, so I just got this bb from another pinstacker, the phone is great but for the last week or so, its been acting up and what it does when Im on a call lets say 10 mins or longer with a battery at 60% or more the bb starts making this buzzing noise like bad reception on a cordless phone, then I already know that its going to shut off once I tell who ever Im on the phone with " ill call you back" when I press end, the phone shuts off, and i have to pull the battery then put the batt back in and plug it in to power, otherwise it wont turn on, then when it powers on,its tottaly dead and its like i just did a wipe handheld, all the icos are reset and my call log and mesages and emails are set to the day before...I tried erasing some unused software still no luck..any suggestions?
Hey Lyramire.....sorry to hear about the issues you're having with your phone. You might want to try a newer version of the 4.5 OS, which is currently 22.214.171.124 (google it and you'll find a link for downloading). This release seems pretty stable. Make sure you have a later version of Desktop Manager installed on your PC and follow these instructions:
Originally Posted by lyramire
1) BACK UP YOUR DATA! – this step is extremely important in the event you need to restore your data.
2) Verify that you are using the latest version of Desktop Manager. Open
BlackBerry Desktop Manager. In the Desktop manager program on your PC use the Help menu and select About Desktop Manager. If you need the latest version follow this link.
3) If you haven't already, download latest OS 4..5.0.52 I mentioned above or if available from your carrier its BEST to download here (select carrier)if you'd rather go with an official release.
4) Install 4.x using the .exe file you just downloaded. If you are downloading the OS specific for your carrier you can skip step 5. In other words, if upgrading a T-Mobile BlackBerry with T-Mobile OS then you can skip this step. However, if you have an AT&T Wireless Blackberry and the OS is non-AT&T eg. from Vodafone, you MUST follow step 5.
5) Delete the 'Vendor.xml' file (C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\AppLoader) Or search your computer's hard drive for the "vendor.xml" file. Once you find it, delete it.
6) Connect the BlackBerry device to the computer. If prompted, type your BlackBerry device password and click OK.
7) Open Desktop Manager. It should recognize that there is an upgrade for your device. ('Vendor.xml' must be deleted for this step to work).
8) When the Application Loader Wizard is finished examining the configuration on the BlackBerry device, the Device Application Selection screen appears listing the applications and OS version available for installation. The selected check boxes indicate applications that are already installed on the BlackBerry device.
9) If you didn't backup first you should select to do so now.
10) Follow the prompts and you will have OS 4.x installed in anywhere from 20 to 60 minutes, so be patient!
Last edited by RogerG; 07-16-2008 at 10:32 AM.
Dont know if you sorted this out, its an old post. Had the same issue, battery was fried. Changed it and its good as new. But my issue was EXACTLY like what you are describing. Funny thing is I measured the battery after such an instance and it did show a 4v charge (which is quite high).
So this for future reference for everyone else.
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