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    What causes "Blinking red light"

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    Well i hear a lot of people saying my pearl wont work just blinks red and i was wondering,
    1.)Does this happen commonly while installing 3rd party stuff on it
    2.)Or is it certain types of stuff you install that it happens.
    3.)Is this also possible because there is a virus in the program?

    Also what does OST and OS stand for?


    Thanks everyone please help answer!

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    Re: What causes "Blinking red light"

    Any BB, not just a Pearl can end up with a blinking red light for a variety of reasons:

    Incompatible 3rd party apps, themes, or hardware failure - often and most commonly caused by dropping the device.
    Or installation of incorrect OS (operating system) not sure what OST is.

    This is why it's always important to be very careful and make sure you are installing the correct app, os, etc.for your BB.

    If all else fails and you are left with the blinking red light of doom as some call it then often it can be fixed with the help of your fellow Stackers and the many useful threads on the subject unless it's a hardware issue which may then require a warranty exchange or need to be sent to a bb repair shop.

    Hope that helps!

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    Re: What causes "Blinking red light"

    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~Can also simply mean you have an unread email txt or pin msg.

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    Re: What causes "Blinking red light"

    Quote Originally Posted by seabirdone View Post
    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~Can also simply mean you have an unread email txt or pin msg.
    lmao i think i know that....So lavagirl if what your telling me is true is there a place that people can check if its 100% correct?


    btw i have no internet on mine im just going to get from DM does that mean there is a lower chance of getting the red light of doom lol

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    Re: What causes "Blinking red light"

    Guys please dont give up i need answers!

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    Re: What causes "Blinking red light"

    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~

    If you drop you device you might get the red light

    If you are chating ither using messenger or any other app also

    I have seen during chat session that the light blinks when the other person I still writing and you are waiting still can't prove that all the time

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    Re: What causes "Blinking red light"

    Quote Originally Posted by sako94 View Post
    Guys please dont give up i need answers!
    Do you have a blinking red light and you want to know why? Or do you simply want it to stop blinking?
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    Re: What causes "Blinking red light"

    Quote Originally Posted by GaryF View Post
    Do you have a blinking red light and you want to know why? Or do you simply want it to stop blinking?
    Well i had it before and it was because i dropped it so i ordered a new one. I discovered this site and hear lots of people having that trouble and theres was because of a download and i wanted to be safe so i dont mess up my new BB pearl. (its good i have a sis who has same phone) i test all the programs on hers first lol!

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    Re: What causes "Blinking red light"

    I think he's just trying to prevent himself from getting the red light Gary - am I right sako? If so, just avoid the things I mentioned in my first post and follow my recommendations as far as always installing the correct apps, etc.and you should be fine. There is no guaranteed precaution against ever getting the red light of doom, but if its software related you can almost definitely fix it yourself like most of us do

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    Re: What causes "Blinking red light"

    yep your right lava girl and alright thanks a lot

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    Sorry to dig up the dead, but what does the "blinking red light" mean in reference to AFTER the phone had a SMALL bath...Didn't even trip the water color stickers? DOH

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meh! View Post
    Sorry to dig up the dead, but what does the "blinking red light" mean in reference to AFTER the phone had a SMALL bath...Didn't even trip the water color stickers? DOH
    It probably means that your battery has shorted out. If you haven't done so already Remove the Battery for a couple of days, then reinsert it and try to charge the BB.

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