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    My phone turned off on me while i was texting and started flashing the red LED 5 times. 3 fast blinks (pause) 2 blinks.

    I've swapped sim cards, and battery. I've tried pulling the battery and just plugging it in via USB, but nothing works. I can't get it to detect or turn on. Just the annoying LED flashing.

    What are the chances that anyone knows what the flash codes mean, and if there is a way to force my phone on, at least to back up my phone numbers, pictures, and ringtones. :cry:

    (good things it's still under warranty)

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    Re: Pearl won't turn on! Help!

    What about just plugging it to the charger? If not, maybe this will help:

    http://blackberryforums.pinstack.com...uter_wont.html

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    Re: Pearl won't turn on! Help!

    this happened to me too, for no reason, a month or so back...scary, but glad i had pinstack to turn to!! i did what sup is telling you to do...
    here is a link to the handheld/device OS that you will need.
    https://www.blackberry.com/Downloads...840f81733b38TR

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    Re: Pearl won't turn on! Help!

    well, no plugging it to the charger doesn't work either, should have mentioned that was the first thing i tried.

    hrm... as far as the steps in that link, I'm crippled by 2 things:
    can't proceed with steps 5 & 6 because i can't get the compter to detect my phone without it actually turning on (it won't even go to a white hourglass screen).

    2nd: can't download upgrades from tmobile due to high volume.

    heh
    how annoying... but even if i could download it, i still have the problem with my phone refusing to turn on...

    wish i knew what the flashing codes meant.

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    Re: Pearl won't turn on! Help!

    decibel, you can download the OS from cingular. its newer neway and will not matter, I PROMISE, to your phone...he's not picky

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    Re: Pearl won't turn on! Help!

    ok! i will try...

    if only i could get my celly to at least turn on to a white screen, my computer would detect it. It went white for about 1 minute this morning but hasn't turned on since...

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    Re: Pearl won't turn on! Help!

    trust me...mine did the same thing. i was on the verge of crying!
    make sure you not only download the OS from BB, but install/execute the program and put it ON your pc - simply downloading it to your pc will not help. keep us posted on your progress!

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    Re: Pearl won't turn on! Help!

    ok!! **crosses fingers**

    i'm so glad i found this website!

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    Re: Pearl won't turn on! Help!

    It's not water damaged by any chance is it? The LDI (liquid damage indicator, sticker) is still white correct?

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    Re: Pearl won't turn on! Help!

    this will def be a timely manner...just be patient. it may take up to 30 min or so...especially when the BB starts to re-initialize. good luck! may the pinstack force be with you!

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    Re: Pearl won't turn on! Help!

    cherrichiodo,

    when i click this link, it says session has expired.

    which product do i select from the dropdown menu?
    Blackberry Handheld software v2.7a???

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    Re: Pearl won't turn on! Help!

    no, it's not water damage. little square sticker is still white....

    unless something else got damaged. I don't think so though....

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    Re: Pearl won't turn on! Help!

    you should choose Blackberry Pearl (8100c).
    sorry it took me so long, i stepped away.

    try this one
    https://www.blackberry.com/Downloads...E4F82F9F00E7D4

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    Re: Pearl won't turn on! Help!

    ok. those links worked. thank you. (the dropdown i was getting didn't have phone models on it. meh.)


    /downloading

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    Re: Pearl won't turn on! Help!

    great! i'll be here!!

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