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    Pearl charging...

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    Does the Pearl have the ability to be charged through the usb port on a computer, everytime I plug it in it says that "USB charging current is not sufficient. Verify that your handheld is connected to a powered USB charging source and that the proper USB driver is installed." Can anyone send me the link to the driver that I need? Thanks.

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    Re: Pearl charging...

    it does but i think you need to have a powered USB port and thats not available on some laptops/desktops

    not 100% on that though
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    Re: Pearl charging...

    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~needs to be usb 2.0

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    Re: Pearl charging...

    How do I know if I have usb 2.0 capability?

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    Re: Pearl charging...

    i dont know of a way to test for usb1.1 or 2.0
    maybe someone else on here has seen a program that can test for it.
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    Re: Pearl charging...

    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~
    I have a box that is 6 yrs old, & it charges my BB. You need the DM which supplies some of the drivers Windoze doesn't have.

    If you're running Linux, you need 'bcharge' or its replacement.

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    Re: Pearl charging...

    what is DM?

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    Re: Pearl charging...

    desktop manager, the interfacing software for your pc to your bb device

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    Re: Pearl charging...

    Ahhh...yes, duh...thanks. I'm downloading now, only takes about an hour from the blackberry site...gotta love it! Thanks everyone, I'll post after I install.

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    Re: Pearl charging...

    Yep, I installed DM and plugged the phone in via USB on the comp and the DM doesn't even have to be open and I'm not getting the message, I'm pretty sure it's charging. I don't really have time to make sure at the moment, but I'll charge her up tonight and post again...but as of now, im 90% sure it's working, so thanks. I have a friend that works for Tmobile so I'm just gonna go ahead and swap this baby out for the next model anyway .

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    Re: Pearl charging...

    Quote Originally Posted by mcampbell610
    How do I know if I have usb 2.0 capability?
    Goto device manager, look under USB Controllers, if it lists something with "enhanced" or USB2, you have USB2, otherwise you don't.

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    Re: Pearl charging...

    Yeah, one does say "Standard Enhanced", so I'm guessing that means USB2...either way, my phone is now charing and its a savior because I lost my wall charger and don't feel like buying a new one.

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    Re: Pearl charging...

    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~ I don't have usb 2.0 and my phone charges.

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    Re: Pearl charging...

    Quote Originally Posted by mcampbell610
    ...I'm pretty sure it's charging. I don't really have time to make sure at the moment, but I'll charge her up tonight and post again...but as of now, im 90% sure it's working, so thanks.
    Just take a look at battery indicator on BB. If it looks same as when you plug it to wall outlet, then it's charging.
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    Re: Pearl charging...

    texas 512 you have to have USB2.0 otherwise there is no way that power can be sent to your device via USB cable plain and simple...to know if your BB is actually charging you just look for the lightning bolt that appears next to your battery icon...no lightning = no charging

    you can also just get the USB driver off the Blackberry website that way you don't have to install DM onto every computer you attatch your BB to...that's if you don't already have USB2.0 configured on that computer...hope this helps

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