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8100: Powers up, but the LCD screen and backlight wont come on.
Yesterday, I wanted backup my Pearl 8100. I turned it on, the T-Mobile splash came up, so I looked away to start backing up my Bold 2 9700, then a few minutes later i am staring at a completely white screen on the 8100. I thunk its because the battery died (cause I haven't used it in a month). So I pull the battery out, the red light blinks twice...then nothing. I want, pull it again, same thing. i thing so the battery is drained. So I plug it up. I get a green light, turn it on...nothing.
I plug it into my PC via the USB. Then I start the Blackberry JavaLoader to take a screen shot, and discover that phone is working. but it's stuck on the confirm date screen. The Desktop manager recognized it, and I was able to back it up.
I can use the Green Phone Key, the Red Power key, and the side buttons. All other buttons and the trackball are ignored. It loads my theme, I've seen the phone screen, I've seen the two apps that load from the side buttons, but the Date Confirm screen just stays there, and the trackball and keypad won't work.
Any thoughts? As I upgraded to the 9700, I only use this phone to play a game I really like (Hero's Lore), and the OS is still in tact nothing is corrupt, except the aforementioned keys don't do anything.
Last edited by paulzy; 05-07-2010 at 04:42 AM.
Maybe try on OS upgrade in case it's a big software glitch.....sounds like there might be some hardware failure though.
I think it's hardware too. Pearls are very easy to disassemble (Remove bat cover/battery, end cap pops off, 4 T6 screws, then it opens up like a book) so maybe taking it apart and putting it back together might help. This problem might be physical keyboard related? Just an idea . . .
Duped my post by mistake..read below
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